2017 Summer Institute: Professional Singers, Recital Fellowship Singers & Pianists

This application closed on Sunday February 12, 2017.

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Personal Information

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If not accepted as a recital fellow, would you like to be considered for the Pianist program? Maximum number of selections permitted: 1
If accepted, your decision on this application is final. Please read details about Colburn Housing and Commuter fees Number of selections required: 1.

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Education & Training

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Full Repertoire List

A full listing of learned song, oratorio, and opera repertoire. Please asterisk selections performed. Number of documents required: 1.
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500 Word Essay: How would you program a recital that speaks to a modern day audience? Maximum number of documents permitted: 1
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Audition Method

Maximum number of selections permitted: 2
Please see audition requirements. Recorded auditions must be received by February 12.

Audition Requirements/Selections

Professional Fellowship Singers: 
Prepare three art songs in different languages and an aria. Applicants are encouraged to include a song in English as part of their selections, Optional: you may prepare a fifth selection that highlights a special interest. (musical theater, oratorio, new-music, etc.)

Recital Fellowship Singers:
Prepare four art songs demonstrating your abilities and interests that could be part of your full recital. An aria may be included but is optional.

Recital Fellowship Pianists:
Prepare four selections – two art songs in contrasting style and two other works of your choice -  arias or additional songs; one of these may be a solo work. 
Minimum number of selections permitted: 3. Maximum number of selections permitted: 4
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Please list the name and contact information for two musical references. Letters are not required.
Number of selections required: 2.
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We recommend applying for a live audition, but if you are unable to attend, please email us youtube links at or upload recordings to YAP Tracker (using our audition requirements as a guide) or send a recording DVD to:
6369 Euclid Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 Maximum number of selections permitted: 5

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Payment Details

If paying by check or money order, the $45 payment must be made payable to SongFest and received by the program application deadline. Please send to: SongFest, 6369 Euclid Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236