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Wed Feb 28, 2024

Wilkinson Young Singers Awards 2024: Deadline April 1!

Wilkinson Young Singers Awards 2024: Deadline April 1!

Two Wilkinson Young Singers Awards — a first prize of $2,000 and a second prize of $1,000 — are awarded annually. Additionally, two first-prize winners will be invited to collaborate on a joint recital sponsored by WYSF. The recitals are held biennially in the Boston area, with the next one scheduled for the spring of 2025. See clips from our inaugural recital featuring Kaileigh Reiss and Ryan Lustgarten: https://youtu.be/2m8pU_x9RcI.  The deadline to apply for the 2024 competition is midnight ET on April 1, 2024. The application process is open to all singers between the ages of 20 - 30 who reside in the Boston area and are striving to make a career in music. We look forward to receiving your submission!

Tue Feb 27, 2024

Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino SELECTION for OPERA COACHES/Répétiteurs - Young Artists Program 2024/2025!

Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino SELECTION for OPERA COACHES/Répétiteurs - Young Artists Program 2024/2025!

International announcement of SELECTION for OPERA COACHES/Répétiteurs - Young Artists Program 2024/2025. Enrolments are now open! Application deadline: 20 MAY 2024. Highlights: • Free attendance • Scholarship for each artist admitted • Participation in operas and concerts of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Theatre-Florence Opera House and the partner institutions • Stylistic and interpretative refinement • Masterclasses with renowned artists. For info and applications: https://www.maggiofiorentino.com/en/international-announcement-of-selection-for-repetiteurs-opera-coaches/

Mon Feb 26, 2024

Register now for the Texas Tech University Matador Opera Workshop 2024!

Register now for the Texas Tech University Matador Opera Workshop 2024!

Are you a talented singer with a passion for opera? Then we invite you to apply for the Matador Opera Workshop at Texas Tech University! This intensive workshop is designed to help you refine your vocal skills, develop your stage presence, and gain valuable performance experience. You'll receive personalized instruction and guidance as you prepare for a performance of Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus, which will showcase your talent and skill to a wide audience. The deadline for applications is April 1, so be sure to submit your application soon!

Sun Feb 25, 2024

Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino SELECTION for OPERA SINGERS - Young Artists Program 2024/2025

Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino SELECTION for OPERA SINGERS - Young Artists Program 2024/2025

International announcement of SELECTION for OPERA SINGERS - Young Artists Program 2024/2025 Enrolments are now open! Application deadline: 20 MAY 2024 Highlights: • Free attendance • Scholarship for each artist admitted • Participation in operas and concerts of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Theatre-Florence Opera House and the partner institutions • Stylistic and interpretative refinement • Masterclasses with renowned artists For info and applications: https://www.maggiofiorentino.com/en/international-announcement-of-selection-for-opera-singers/

Sat Feb 24, 2024

Varna International Music Academy 2024: programs in Italy and South Carolina!

Varna International Music Academy 2024: programs in Italy and South Carolina!

Varna International is now casting all roles for its 2024 concert season in Italy and South Carolina. Scholarships are available in celebration of our 25th anniversary of classical music production. Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart; La Cenerentola, G. Rossini; Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck; Messa di Gloria, Puccini; Requiem Mass, Giuseppe Verdi; Broadway Revue. Conductor: Maestro Buchalter, The Metropolitan Opera. Participants will receive in-depth music instruction from expert faculty from the Metropolitan Opera and other prestigious institutions and will benefit from unparalleled performance opportunities with orchestra in Italy and in South Carolina. Apply today! https://varnainternational.com

Fri Feb 23, 2024

The 11th annual James Toland Vocal Arts Competition: DEADLINE JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY!

The 11th annual James Toland Vocal Arts Competition: DEADLINE JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY!

The 11th annual James Toland Vocal Arts Competition, a weekend of master classes and competition finals, will be held on June 22-23, 2024. We welcome exceptional singers in genres from opera, oratorio and art songs, to jazz, musical theater and cabaret standards. There are no specific age, education or residency requirements. Two levels of competition based on vocal experience are offered. Awards total over $40,000, including a top prize of $10,000, and ALL finalists (5 in each tier) receive a cash award. Applications will be accepted only until MARCH 8, 2024.

Thu Feb 22, 2024

iSING! Festival 2024 - Deadline Extended to February 25!

iSING! Festival 2024 - Deadline Extended to February 25!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: FEBRUARY 25: Echoes of Ancient Tang Poems World Tour. iSING! Festival - A Life-Changing Experience. In the 2024-25 season, iSING! Festival will bring its history-making Echoes of Ancient Tang Poems (the “Project”) on an international tour including five cities in North America, Europe and China, featuring a cast of singers in all vocal categories. The Project begins on May 20, 2024, with an intensive training/rehearsal period in China, culminating in a kick-off concert in Beijing, followed shortly after by a concert in a European city to be announced at a later date, marking the official launch of the iSING! Festival Echoes of Ancient Tang Poems Tour. Subsequent concerts will be scheduled and announced throughout the 2024-25 season.

Thu Feb 22, 2024

Mostly Modern Festival 2024: FINAL DEADLINE 1 WEEK AWAY!

Mostly Modern Festival 2024: FINAL DEADLINE 1 WEEK AWAY!

MMF's final deadline for vocalists is one week away! “Mostly Modern” is an immersive experience: participants perform side-by-side with faculty, both with the Mostly Modern Orchestra (MMO) and with chamber music. Participants and faculty perform world premieres and everyone engages in a learning atmosphere inside and outside rehearsal. Mostly Modern is a place to explore & network with faculty and participants, and create new opportunities, outside normative career-paths of traditional-orchestral/rep/teaching-training and find work that fits one’s passion, with new and exciting music-making. Final Deadline for Vocalists: March 1, 2024.

Wed Feb 21, 2024

INTERNATIONAL LYRIC ACADEMY in Italy 2024: Success starts with our Summer program

INTERNATIONAL LYRIC ACADEMY in Italy 2024: Success starts with our Summer program

INTERNATIONAL LYRIC ACADEMY in Italy 2024. Vicenza (Italy), July 7 - August 4. Success starts with our Summer program. Gain the skills you need for your future. Gain the skills to thrive in your career. International Lyric Academy in Italy is celebrating 30 years. Participants from across the world receive professional coachings, voice lessons, masterclasses, concerts, recitals and rehearsals culminating in performances of THE MAGIC FLUTE by W. A. Mozart, BEETHOVEN IX SYMPHONY Soloists, OPERA SCENES, MUSICAL THEATRE, ORCHESTRA. Make a direct jump from being a full-time student to launching a full-time professional career.

Tue Feb 20, 2024

Opernfest Prague 2024: Attention Tenors and Basses!

Opernfest Prague 2024:  Attention Tenors and Basses!

TENORS & BASSES: Apply Today to Join OFP’s 2024 Roster of International Soloists! OFP is the only program of its kind, offering exclusive training, performance and professional development opportunities. Fellows have the opportunity to record a piece of their choosing with professional orchestra, in one of Europe’s largest concert halls. The final deadline for Tenor and Bass applicants is: February 20, 2024. FEATURES INCLUDE: • Solo Recording with Professional Orchestra • Exclusive House Auditions • Individualized Training Daily • HD Video, Photo, and Media Resources. PROFESSIONAL HOUSE CONTRACTS. All Fellows have the potential to be offered professional contracts, with OFP's collaborating houses. For additional information, follow OFP on Instagram or visit: opernfestprague.com

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