Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

Vocal Program 2020

This application closed on Wednesday April 1, 2020.

2020 Summer Festival

AS ONE (Kaminsky, Campbell, Reed)
CAROUSEL  (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
For either live or recorded auditions, you must submit the following:

  • Baroque Aria (Handel, preferred)
  • Classical Musical Theatre Selection (Kurt Weil or R&H, preferred)
  • Contemporary American Aria (only for baritones & mezzos wishing to be considered for As One)
  • Contrasting Aria of Choice
DEVELOPING SINGER & PROFESSIONAL FELLOW APPLICANTS (who are only auditioning for Carousel and/or Threepenny):
  • Classical Musical Ballad Up-Tempo 
  • Classical Musical Theatre Ballad
  • Contrasting Selection of Choice
* Kurt Weill or R&H is strongly encouraged for at least one selection.
* No musical theatre cuts will be permitted. Full selections, only. 
* Legit sopranos specifically auditioning for the role of Lucy in Threepenny should showcase a sustained High C in their offerings. 
  • Two songs in contrasting styles (musical theatre, classical, or non-classical)
CASTING DECISIONS: The first round of offers will be made following the final round of live auditions on December 13, 2019. All video submissions received by that time will also be considered for priority casting. Following December 13, all applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, until all roles have been filled. Those artists wishing to be considered for fellowships and scholarships are encouraged to apply by December 13. 

Please contact Shayna Leahy at sleahy@hawaiipaf.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

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*ONLY required for online audition ATTENTION: All video auditions must be attached in the video section below. You must announce your name and the title of the piece before each submission. A new video is preferred, however, if you are unable to do so, the submission must have been recorded within the last 6 months. Maximum number of selections permitted: 4

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Minimum number of selections permitted: 2. Maximum number of selections permitted: 4
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For Professional Fellow applicants, only. Please list previous recognized young artist programs that you have attended (i.e.: Santa Fe, Central City, etc.) or upload two letters of recommendation from recognized authorities attesting to your career readiness below.
Please submit a financial aid form if you are in need of assistance. If you wish to apply for financial aid and feel you meet the criteria, visit www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org to download the form. Complete the form and submit it here as a PDF. Financial aid is limited and requests for financial aid are carefully evaluated and awarded to qualifying applicants, based on the following three criteria*: 1.) Verifiable financial need. 2.) Level of talent and skill. 3.) Casting needs. (*IF YOU NEED FINANCIAL AID, YOU MUST SUBMIT A FORM) Maximum number of documents permitted: 1
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ONLY required for Professional Fellow applicants who have not completed two Young Artist residencies, please upload two letters of recommendation from recognized authorities attesting to your career readiness. Please note, this company only allows scanned/uploaded letters. You MUST include the scanned letter on the recommender information page. See our FAQ for details on how to submit your letters via this method.

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*If accepted to the 2020 Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, your application fee will be applied to your program deposit.

Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.