James Toland Vocal Arts

2023 James Toland Vocal Arts Competition

This application closed on Friday March 17, 2023.

Please contact Application Help at jamestolandvocalarts@gmail.com with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

For more information about James Toland Vocal Arts, Inc. and our 2023 Vocal Competition, please visit our website at www.jamestolandvocalarts.org.

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Please select the Tier or Tiers in which you would like to compete. See below for more information on the tiers and application requirements. Maximum number of selections permitted: 2
Information on Competition Tiers: The competition will offer prizes to two groups of singers. Rather than specific age or educational requirements, these groups are distinguished primarily by level of ability, vocal experience, and readiness to begin a professional career. In some cases, singers may qualify and apply for both groups. There is no upper or lower age limit for this competition, provided the singer meets the general requirements of either tier. Participation does not require a degree. The competition is open to applicants irrespective of residency. Each applicant is strongly encouraged to select the tier that best represents their current status as a vocalist; however, if more than one seems applicable, the applicant may apply in both tiers. The application fee is $25.


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Please provide a resume that summarizes your current status as a vocalist, including educational and vocal study experience, performance history, current management (if any), and singing goals.
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Please provide a current 100 word biography. Should you be chosen as a finalist, this will be included in the competition program, unless updates are provided no later than June 8, 2023. Number of documents required: 1.
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Please indicate your high school and collegiate musical education.
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Please indicate your history of private vocal study, including teachers and length of time.
Please list any singing awards you have received.
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All applicants must upload two individual video clips via YouTube to their YAP Tracker application. Each selection must be sung from memory and accompanied by a pianist. The pianist must be visible in the video and the pianist's name included in the description. The two videos must be uploaded separately, and the two in total must not be longer than 15 minutes. Do NOT send videos of entire operas or concerts. Videos should be recent and no older than 18 months. Each video clip must be unedited and without recording enhancements. Each selection should be recorded in one "take." Vocal selections may be chosen from lyric theater (opera, operetta, musical theater), oratorio, symphonic vocal material, art songs, or traditional jazz and cabaret standards. Those hoping to pursue a career in a classical music genre should ideally include a sample in more than one language. Video selections that do not meet these criteria must first be approved for submission by JTVA. Any questions about these video submission requirements may be sent to jamestolandvocalarts@gmail.com. (Note: In the event you are selected as a finalist, you may be required to submit the same videos directly to JTVA for use in promotions and fundraising. You will be provided detailed information and assistance on how to do this upon notification of finalist status.) Number of selections required: 2.

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Please list the two selections you have chosen and included in your video submissions and include the pianist's name.
Please indicate any operatic roles you have sung or covered.
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Please let us know how you first heard of James Toland Vocal Arts, Inc. and our 2023 Vocal Competition.
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By selecting this checkbox, I certify that all of the above information is true and correct. I agree to abide by the rules and decisions of James Toland Vocal Arts, Inc. (JTVA) and its judges for the competition. If I do not adhere to the rules and regulations of the competition I may be disqualified, there will be no recourse in being reconsidered, and no refund of the application fee shall be made. I understand that the competition and associated activities may be photographed or recorded, either by audio and/or audiovisual. JTVA shall have sole ownership of any such photographs and recordings and shall have the right to use such materials for non-commercial purposes or to use the materials for publicity purposes without compensation to me. Competition winners shall agree to acknowledge their 2023 JTVA Vocal Competition awards in any program, biography, or news release for three years from the date of the competition. Competition winners shall also agree to use reasonable efforts to participate, on request by JTVA, in fundraising or other public events at mutually convenient times and locations for 18 months from the date of the competition. I agree to the above statement and submission of the application will serve as my electronic signature. Number of selections required: 1.

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Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.