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ASPSNY's 2020 Competition and 10 Masterclasses: Apply today!

The Art Song Preservation Society turns 10!  To help commemorate this special year, we have assembled a stellar list of guest artists to present our masterclasses. There will be 10 masterclasses (1 marking each incredible year we've been around!). This year, we also present the competitive Mary Trueman Art Song Vocal Competition. The finals will be held in a recital format before the public on Saturday, 5/30/20 at 1pm in Greenfield Auditorium at The Manhattan School of Music.  This year's festival will also feature the incredible talents of Raehann Bryce-Davis (mezzo) and internationally established pianist Mark Markham in a recital celebrating our mission and the work we've been doing now for a decade. Apply TODAY!

Published Tue Feb 18, 2020
Figaro Opera Society 2020: Study with Ramon Vargas, Barbara Frittoli and Bruno De Simone

Figaro Opera Society in Padua 2020: Masterclass and Opera Studio with Ramon Vargas, Barbara Frittoli and Bruno De Simone. The third season of the Figaro Opera Society is coming soon! this year we will be in Padova, thanks to the Conservatorio Padua and the teachers there who have great enthusiasm for this project. The full tuition includes participation in a semi-staged production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at the wonderful Odeo Cornaro in Padua and at the Teatro Palladium in Rome, stage director Mirko Michelon. info@figarooperasociety.com to learn more about our faculty and our teaching methods. We are based in Padua, Conservatorio Pollini  https://www.conservatoriopollini.it/. visit our website www.figarooperasociety.com & Youtube Channel.

Published Mon Feb 17, 2020
The Source National Vocal Competition 2020: Apply now!

One of the major events, Annual Vocal Competition, will be hosted by The Source OC in Orange County, CA. Ten (10) aspiring and emerging finalists will compete with an orchestra. The main goal of the competition is to find exceptional musicians and allow them to showcase their unique talents.  Awards: 1st Place: $4,500 |  2nd Place: $3,000 | 3rd Place: $2,000 |  7 Finalist receives $1,000 for each. Deadline April 7.

Published Mon Feb 17, 2020
Deadline March 15! Boston Conservatory Opera Intensive at Valencia 2020

For three weeks this summer, aspiring young opera singers from around the world will come together at the Valencia campus to participate in the Boston Conservatory Opera Intensive at Valencia. Sponsored by Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music's campus in Valencia, this unique program offers talented singers the opportunity to hone their technical skills with world-class faculty, gain valuable performance experience in a variety of settings, learn how to build and maintain a career in opera, and connect with industry professionals.

Published Sun Feb 16, 2020
Corso d'Opera 2020: Deadline: March 20!

Corso d'Opera offers a unique opportunity for young singers to grow and increase skills on all points of view. The residency will be held in one of most astonishing places of Tuscany, Cortona, and will be led by great and renowned artists such as Fernando Cordeiro Opa- Leonardo De Lisi- Hugo De Ana - Roberto Abbado – Alessandro Corbelli and excellent professionals of several sectors, such as bioenergetics, body training and self-managing. In 2020 cost of courses-travel-accommodations and meals will be totally covered by Corso d’Opera, thanks to Grant from FondazioneCRFirenze, Comune Cortona and SIAE-MIBACT Progetto PerChiCrea. Deadline: March 20 2020, http://www.corsodopera.org/progetto/iscrizioni/

Published Sun Feb 16, 2020
The 2020 Ensemble OrQuesta Opera Academies (UK): applications open!

Since 2014 Ensemble OrQuesta have run high-quality Opera Academies four times a year in the UK. Under the guidance of multi-skilled professionals led by Marcio da Silva and Stephanie Gurga, young singers benefit from rigorous tuition and training with coaching in technique, language, style, stagecraft, and movement. The programme culminates in two fully staged public performances accompanied by a professional ensemble. Several productions starring EO alumni have grown from these academies, receiving critical acclaim in fringe venues such as the Grimeborn Opera Festival, Arcola Theatre, and The Cockpit. Roles allocated on a rolling basis as applications are received. 2020 Operas: Teseo | Le Nozze di Figaro | Cephale et Procris. Fees: £650-£750

Published Sat Feb 15, 2020
Apply by March 15: Schmidt Vocal Institute (SVI) 2020

Talented high school singers from across the country who are ready to take the plunge into this two-week immersive experience will enjoy lessons and coachings with esteemed professional artists, master classes with world-renowned performers, and dorm living with like-minded musicians. Located at Miami University of Ohio, the Schmidt Vocal Institute is a program of Schmidt Vocal Arts.  2020 guest faculty include Denyce Graves (Metropolitan Opera/Peabody Institute), J.J. Penna (New England Conservatory/The Juilliard School), and Craig Terry (Lyric Opera of Chicago/Ryan Opera Center), who will also perform with singers in the final concert! Apply by March 15, 2020 at www.schmidtvocalarts.org for this once-in-a-lifetime experience! 

Published Sat Feb 15, 2020
Greve Opera Academy 2020: Deadline March 1

GREVE OPERA ACADEMY  June 8 - July 4, 2020 www.grevefestival.org, http://grevefestival.org/application/. A program for singers seeking the opportunity to perform roles in fully staged opera productions with professional orchestra. We focus on providing artistic excellence and the practical professional experience. This year will feature Don Giovanni and other performances in Greve and Florence. Additional works considered: Didio & Aeneas; Orfeo & Euridice; Giulio Cesare. A date for a live audition by email. First deadline: March 1. We will extend the deadline if roles are open.  In addition to the career-building, role preparation and invaluable performance opportunities, lifelong friendships have been forged in the idyllic Tuscan surroundings.

Published Fri Feb 14, 2020
Angels Vocal Art 2020: ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT! Auditions & Casting for Los Angeles Summer Opera Intensive Last chance to apply! Casting will start immediately following the auditions! Two FULL productions in one summer: Menotti’s THE CONSUL and OPERA POTPOURRI, all fully staged with professional orchestra!  Roles for both Emerging Professional Artists and Studio Artists! All voice types are welcome!  Now offering an opportunity to create a complete professional audition package, including a recording session resulting in a polished, professional audition video! "I’m leaving inspired, full of passion with new skills to share with the world." "It was the most positive operatic experience I have ever had." "The experience was eye-opening and life changing."

Published Fri Feb 14, 2020
International Opera Masterclass in the Czech Republic July 2020: Apply now!

Welcome to the International Opera Masterclass in the Czech Republic! The masterclass will be held in Ceske Budejovice from the 10th to the 17th of July of 2020. The curriculum is focused on improving vocal techniques featured in classical and romantic styles. Participants will work with leading opera singers from a diverse set of prestigious operas ranging from the National Theatre in Prague, the Mariinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg to the New York Metropolitan Opera. All rehearsals and the final concert with the professional orchestra will be video recorded. Operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Dvorak, and Smetana are listed in the repertoire. More here. Please contact Elena Kalinovska at conductingmasterclasses.eu@gmail.com with any questions.

Published Thu Feb 13, 2020