Opera Columbus

Opera Columbus Cooper-Bing International Vocal Competition 2023

This application closed on Sunday January 15, 2023.

For complete guidelines please visit: https://www.operacolumbus.org/the-cooper-bing-competition/

Please contact Rachel Will at cooperbing@operacolumbus.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

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Number of selections required: 3.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3

Applicants must submit a high-quality video recording of three contrasting arias from opera and/or operetta. All selections must have accompaniment (piano or orchestra); one recording must be in English language. Recordings must be recent (less than one year old) and may include any combination of filmed performances, home recordings, or studio recordings. Video and audio must be clear and unedited. Applicants may include no more than one aria translated from the original language, and only if it is a piece that is commonly sung in translation. For guidance on creating high-quality home or rehearsal studio recordings, please review Opera America’s Recording Gear Recommendations. All recordings are reviewed anonymously. Recording files MUST NOT include the applicant’s name. Please use the file naming convention: “Aria Title – 2023". Audio-only recordings will not be accepted. Please do not include additional selections. Applications with more than the three (3) requested arias will not be considered. Number of selections required: 3.

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Number of documents required: 1.
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A performing resume should include complete roles you have prepared, with whom it was performed, awards and grants, musical training and degrees, current and former voice teachers, and any other relevant professional experience. Maximum two pages.
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Proof of Age

Please upload a photocopy of either a government-issued ID, such as driver’s license or state ID card (must include date of birth) or your birth certificate. (Required for age verification) Number of documents required: 1.
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I hereby certify that I have read the restrictions and requirements to compete in the Cooper-Bing Competition and do not violate any of the competition rules.
Submit Front and Back of Card. In addition, if applicable, submit booster documentation. Minimum number of documents permitted: 1. Maximum number of documents permitted: 4
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Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.