This application closed on Saturday January 13, 2024.
OPERA America is hosting Career Blueprints for Singers https://www.operaamerica.org/r/opera-america/4182/career-blueprints-for-singers at the National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 22 - 24, 2024.
Participants in Career Blueprints for Singers receive new headshots, high-def video recordings, a feedback audition session, and instruction about financial management and website design. Singers will have discussions about artist representation, auditioning and working in Europe, and other topics.
Singers will register and submit three recent video recordings in advance for pre-screening.
A pianist will be provided for the video recording and feedback audition sessions.
A make-up artist will be provided for the headshot photography session.
Eligibility: Min. age 18 years. No upper age limit. Video submissions must be from within the previous twelve months. Singers will be notified of their participation status by Monday, January 22, via YAP Tracker.
There is no application fee. Approximately 15 singers will be chosen to participate. OPERA America members who are chosen to participate will pay $75. Non-members who are chosen to participate will pay $150, which includes a 12-month membership, valued at $75.
Please note that participants will need to be available all three days. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if your availability changes. If you are chosen for Career Blueprints, you will be responsible for your own transportation to the National Opera Center at 330 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001, and for your own transportation to the photographer's studio, on West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001. Participants will also be required to provide their own lodging while in New York City Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 22-24. There are a handful of housing and travel stipends available. Please indicate on the application if you will not be able to particiapate if you do not receive travel and housing assistance. Travel and housing assistance is not guaranteed.
We will ask for participants' video recording session repertoire and feedback audition repertoire by Thur., Feb. 8, to give our accompanists time to review it.