SongFest

Professional, Young Artist, Studio Artist Singers and Pianists 2024

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Deadline(s):
New York: Received By Mon Jan 15, 2024
Greenville: Received By Tue Jan 16, 2024
Cincinnati: Received By Mon Jan 22, 2024
Early Bird: Received By Fri Feb 16, 2024
Received By Fri Mar 01, 2024
Special Prizes
Received By Mon Mar 04, 2024
Final Deadline

Please contact Rosemary Ritter at songfestus@gmail.com with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

Personal Information

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Contact Information

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Please note that there is a $700 facility use fee for the program should you choose to commute. This is due 2 weeks after written acceptance. 2024 payment requirements can found here: https://www.songfest.us/tuition-fees

Education & Training

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Full Repertoire List

This is optional for all applicants. A listing of song, oratorio, and opera repertoire. Studio artists do not need to submit a repertoire list. Please asterisk selections performed. Maximum number of documents permitted: 1
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Live auditions: Do not need to send a video before your audition date
When you audition live, you do need to offer 3-5 pieces.
 
Video auditions: You do need to offer 3-5 pieces with your application
Minimum number of selections permitted: 3. Maximum number of selections permitted: 5

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Audition Method

If you wish to audition by recording, please see audition requirements. Video recordings and recent youtube links are accepted. EARLY submissions are highly recommended.
If you wish to audition via Live audition, please select location below, noting the appropriate submission deadline for your application.

Audition Requirements/Selections

Studio Artist Singers: Prepare three art songs in two different languages (aria is optional for Studio Artist program). Applicants are encouraged to include a song in English as part of their selections. Optional: you may prepare a fourth selection that highlights a special interest: (musical theater, oratorio, new music, Bach etc.)

Young Artist & Professional Singers: Prepare three art songs in three 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, aria etc.)

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: 5
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NEW! Inaugural year for two Special Prizes (optional)

2024 marks the inaugural year for 2 special prizes devoted to promoting unique and innovative programming for the Song Recital. Applicants who wish to apply for either the Art Song XXI Prize or the American Song Prize may apply as an individual or a pre-formed duo. Applicants must have their application and draft of their program submitted in FULL to be considered for these prizes, and must indicate on the application that they wish to be considered. Awardees must agree that, if selected, they will take part in the complete SongFest program. Duos/individuals can be considered for both prizes if they have successfully completed all required aspects of each application, but no performer will be awarded more than one prize. Winners of the special prizes will receive a full tuition scholarship and will be considered for further scholarship covering all or a portion of their housing and meals.Each duo will receive a cash prize and be featured in a recital at SongFest 2024. You do not need to prepare any of the repertoire for the audition for your proposed recital. Please visit www.songfest.us for all details.

The Art Song prize will offer 4 young artists (2 singers and 2 pianists) the possibility of working closely, coaching, planning and editing a program with pianist and scholar Graham Johnson curated by Mr.Johnson himself from his archive of Songmakers' Almanac recitals. In addition to a $1,000 cash prize per duo, each singer and pianist will receive private coaching and suggestions for the program with Mr. Johnson.Those who wish to be considered for the prize must submit a draft of their program and a descritpion of the event along with their SongFest Application (uploaded below), understanding that the inventiveness of the program, description of their event, and quality of their application materials will be considered when awarding the prize. Recitation, projections, and any other enhancements are welcome. They will perform a complete half of a public recital at SongFest. Awardees of the ‘Songmakers XXI’ prize will be selected by SongFest’s artistic leadership from the list of invited participants. Please visit the SongFest website for complete rules. Both duos and single applicants will be considered.
Maximum number of documents permitted: 2
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The American Song Prize will offer 4 young artists (2 singers and 2 pianists) the opportunity to grow their programming skills and performance experience by creating an innovative and engaging half recital program of contemporary American art song. A $1,000 cash prize per duo will be awarded, and they will receive private coaching by our distinguished faculty, who specialize in contemporary music. Those who wish to be considered for the prize must submit a draft of their program and a description of the event along with their SongFest Application (uploaded below), understanding that the inventiveness of the program, description of their event, and quality of their application materials will be considered when awarding the prize. Recitation, projections, and any other enhancements are welcome. Awardees of this prize will be selected by SongFest’s artistic leadership. Please visit the SongFest website for complete rules and reference materials when creating your program and description. All singers and pianists who wish to be considered for this prize must check this box and upload both a draft of your 40-minute recital program and a description of your event including any special use of projections, lighting, recitation, etc. Maximum number of selections permitted: 2
Maximum number of documents permitted: 2
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References

Please list the name and contact information for two musical references. Letters are not required.
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Headshot (optional)

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Fee Disclosure and Signature

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Payment Details

If paying by check, other than paying directly on YAP Tracker, the $50 payment must be made payable to SongFest and received with your application. Please send to: SongFest, 5789  Kugler Mill Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236