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Affordable (or even fee free) residency in beautiful Cortona: Corso d'opera 2018

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 Mirella Parutto - Hugo De Ana - Alessandro Corbelli and excellent professionals of several sectors, such as bioenergetics, body training and self-managing. Grants for 1.600 euro are available by written request for each student. For Italian residents, any passport citizen, the Masterclass will be totally fee free. Deadline: May 12th 2018. Any request for entering the program made after the deadline will be accepted only if places are available. Accommodation will be provided by organization at the own costs of the students. Apartments completely equipped shared with other students in between 18 and 22 euros per day.

Stretch body, mind, and soul: The Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute 2018

MINNEAPOLIS MN: June 24 to July 14: Deadline approaching May 4! The Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute builds upon the basic skills of singing, acting, and moving, and unifies these essential musical and theatrical components into integrated performance, applicable to all styles of performance, from traditional opera to Broadway musicals to new and experimental music-theater. Participants work a stimulating and challenging environment of observation, support, and instruction, focusing on individual growth instead of competition. “I’ve been stretched body, mind, and soul • I'm ready to embrace new challenges full of imagination, creativity, sensitivity and an acceptance of myself I’ve never had before • It truly changed my entire way of thinking!” For more information visit www.wesleybalk.org

Deadline April 30! The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards 2018

DEADLINE APPROACHING: The 2018-19 deadline for applications for The American Prize Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards is April 30, 2018. There is no need to email in advance of your intention to apply. No live competition. The American Prize judges commercial and non-commercial recordings only. Apply online or send discs. Separate divisions for men and women. Separate categories for professional, college/university, and nonprofessional singers in opera/operetta. and art song/oratorio. Among our artist-judges: Sharon Sweet, Susanne Mentzer, Jay White (Chanticleer), Anne Harley. Since 2010, thousands of artists have derived benefit from their participation in The American Prize national nonprofit competitions in the arts.

“Special 10 days intensive Program”: International Lyric Academy 2018

For The International Lyric Academy 2018, 24 years celebrating, we are giving the opportunity to take advantage of a Special offer. “Special 10 days intensive Program” We offer last-minute Academy deals, so you can create the ideal trip to sing in Italy without planning months in advance. Be part of the Concert Opera Program in Italy, Vicenza July 10th - July 20th a “10 days intensive Program” with Voice Lessons, Coachings, Master Classes, Solo Concerts and auditions for managers! http://www.internationallyricacademy.com/?page_id=1401

MOSCOW SUMMER OPERA FESTIVAL "NEW OPERA WORLD" Deadline May 15!

MOSCOW SUMMER OPERA FESTIVAL "NEW OPERA WORLD 2018", Carmen / The Tsar’s bride HURRY UP, only the last cast remains! TENORS, BARITONES, BASSES, don’t miss your unique opportunity to perform on Chamber Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in a full-stage Production in the very core of Moscow city!!! Leading and supporting roles still available: Don José (Tenor), Remendado (Tenor), Ivan Sergeyevich Lïkov (Tenor), Yelisey Bomeliy (Tenor), Escamillo (Baritone), Dancaïre (Baritone), Moralès (Baritone), Grigory Gryaznoy (Baritone), Zuniga (Bass), Vasily Stepanovich Sobakin (Bass), Malyuta Skuratov (Bass). We still have positions for the instrumentalists and accompanists! Proceed to our site page http://www.newoperaworld.com/summer-opera-festival-2017

Casting ONLY Tamino, Papageno, 2. Dame and Falke: Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2018

Casting ONLY Tamino, Papageno, 2. Dame and Falke. Deadline: April 20, 2018 DIE FLEDERMAUS - Jun 24–Jul 23, 2018 DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE: Aug 3-29, 2018. Now in our 11th year, LOSW is a comprehensive opera training program for emerging professional singers considering a career in Europe, focusing on the German theater system. Intensive training in singing, diction, movement, rehearsal process, stagecraft and role study, masterclasses, individual lessons and daily German language instruction. You'll sing a role in a fully-staged opera, receive sessions in audition techniques & career management & have opportunities to audition for German state and private agents. Scholarships available: Apply: https://goo.gl/272Ynh; App. Form: https://goo.gl/Cpf7L1

The Hart Institute for Women Opera Administrators: Apply now!

The Hart Institute for Women Opera Administrators is now receiving applications! This year's curriculum will include sessions on the role of the Board, leadership development, personal branding, media and PR training, effective artist management, and navigating recruiting processes for senior level positions. To continue to develop their musical skills, which is essential for any opera executive, the administrators will observe rehearsals with The Dallas Opera Orchestra and conducting master classes. Special sessions on Marketing, Development, and Finance will also be offered to these administrators. The residency in Dallas will take place November 5-10, 2018. Selected applicants will receive a stipend, travel, and housing.

London Bel Canto Festival 2018: Deadline April 15!

Don't miss the opportunity to work with Bruce Ford, Aprile Millo, Maestro Davis Parry, Ken Querns-Langley and many others at the London Bel Canto Festival. This could be your chance to debut in concert with Aprile Millo at Cadogan Hall in London. Daily Schedule Includes: Daily private singing lesson or vocal coaching with major faculty; Private coaching with specialists in Italian, French and German diction; Master Classes: Bruce Ford, Aprile Millo, Maestro David Parry & Ken Querns-Langley; Young Artist Concert at Cadogan Hall; Several public performances; Solo and ensemble rehearsals. Deadline April 15!

Baroque Opera Workshop at Queens College: deadline extended to April 12!

Queens College Baroque Opera Workshop - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 12, 2018 Julianne Baird - Baroque Vocal Style Nell Snaidas - Stage Director We are very excited to offer a a one-week intensive training program in Baroque opera culminating in a performance of Highlights from Monteverdi's operatic works: L'Orfeo - favola in musica (1607), Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (1640), and L'Incoronazione di Poppea (1643). SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR ALL VOICES To Apply: https://www.yaptracker.com/applications/baroque-opera-workshop-2018 Website: http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/music/summer2018/baroque/

Study with legends: Operavision Academy 2018

When You Wish Upon a Star, especially in Opera, it makes EVERY difference where you are! This highly acclaimed Academy now in its fourth year founded by famed soprano Aprile Millo and Dr. Maria Vetere offers many opportunities for young artists to surround themselves in history as they are invited to create their own! To see the composers as human beings, more than just notes a paper. Making a true and authentic human message in sound. Freedom in voice, text and movement.... Opera. Your vocal diamond is enhanced by feeding the artistic soul and informing the performer, the result is opera magic. Are you ready to meet your best self? Come join us...no place like Terra di Verdi. Busseto, Italy. Operavision Academy.

2018 Canto Vocal Programs: now in the US!

Canto Vocal Programs announces its first summer in the US! After many successful programs in Europe, Canto's international team of teachers (MET, Teatro Liceu, Les Maîtres Sonneurs, Ópera de Colombia) comes to Louisville, KY for 3 weeks of intensive coaching leading to a staged production of Le Nozze di Figaro and an evening of opera scenes. Canto-Louisville will focus on developing the musical and dramatic skills that are the hallmark of great performers. In addition, master classes, audition preparation, recitative style and French conversation classes will also be offered. Join us for a unique learning experience with the Canto team! Some merit scholarships available; reduced tuition grants for male voices.

Roles still available (Mezzos, Tenors and Basses): Miami Music Festival 2018!

The Miami Music Festival has openings for select leading and supporting roles for Mezzos, Tenors and Basses. Spend your summer in the sun! At MMF, you will perform in large-scale productions with full orchestra while you learn and sharpen your craft through masterclasses with star artists, individual instruction with prominent voice faculty. MMF 2018 includes six mainstage productions: Ariadne auf Naxos, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Rondine, The Medium, Dido and Aeneas, and John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, with additional performance opportunities. Artists and faculty include Linda Watson, Alan Held, Anthony Manoli, Manny Perez, and Warren Jones.

Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival 2018: few spots left!

Will your Summer be focused on your voice development? There are a few spots left at Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival’s 2018 edition. Transform your vocalism with 6 weeks of intensive training (as opposed to 2 or 3 weeks of other programs). Compare to other programs: we offer the best instructors currently working with the top level singers in the opera world. Full operatic roles - orchestra, staging (Nozze, Elixir, Butterfly). 6 weeks single room (breakfast and lunch), not 2 or 3 weeks like other programs. Italian course and tourism in Sicily!! Apply now: Deadline May 1! Mediterraneanoperastudio.com

Prague Summer Nights 2018: select roles still available!

Prague Summer Nights is casting select roles in Le nozze di Figaro & Die Zauberflöte, including the Count, Don Basilio and Papageno. Scholarships are available. In addition to working with stars Lawrence Brownlee and Rosalind Plowright in Europe's most prestigious venues, participants will perform in fully-staged productions with orchestra at the historic Estates Theatre, featuring sets and costumes from the National Theatre—all while receiving lessons, coachings and masterclasses from both PSN's world-class faculty and guest clinicians from Prague Conservatory. Brownlee, Plowright and Washington Post critic Anne Midgette will serve as adjudicators for the inaugural Prague Summer Nights Vocal Competition. PragueSummerNights.com/apply.

Application deadline extended 4/15: OCAVA-in-Rome Summer Program

Application deadline extended - April 15, 2018: Following the great success from the previous five years, OCAVA announces the OCAVA-in-Rome 2018 Summer Program for singers in Rome, Italy (June 17 to July 8). The young vocal artists from the United States and abroad will come to Rome to work with an internationally renowned faculty on this intensive 3-week program that combines daily voice lessons and Italian language classes, weekly master classes, lectures/workshops, group discussions, and three public concerts. This 3-week program is open to high school and college students/graduates, and accomplished amateurs who want to develop performance skills, improve vocal technique, and actively participate in music making and performances in a highly professional atmosphere.

Exclusive one-week masterclass: Venice Bel Canto Festival 2018

This is an exclusive one-week master class for only 10 students in one of the most enchanting cities in the world and the birthplace of opera. It will take place this August with renowned international tenor Bruce Ford, bel canto specialist Ken Querns Langley, and coaches Roberto Bertuzzi from La Fenice opera house in Venice, and Janus Araghipour. Lessons will take place Monday to Friday and will include 2 hours of Italian each day, singing lessons AND vocal coaching each day, as well as rehearsals. There will be a concert on Saturday 14 July 2018 and an amazing evening 'cast party' on a boat in the magnificent Canal Grande where we will be front row to observe the stunning fireworks display of La Festa del Redentore di Venezia!

Final deadline approaching: iSING! Festival in Suzhou, China 2018!

iSING! Festival is a one-of-a-kind international opera experience in China. Founded in 2011 with a mission to introduce Mandarin as a lyric language, and Chinese vocal music as an emerging genre in the mainstream music world, iSING! offers a unique opportunity for Western singers to explore the new and exciting opera scene in China. This full-scholarship program provide opportunities for singers to coach with internationally renowned professionals from major opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Opera Australia, and China's National Centre for the Performing Arts. Deadline April 20 for audition locations in China.

World-class program in beautiful Urbania: Premiere Opera International Summer Program 2018

From the team that brought you the Premiere Opera International Vocal Competition, comes the highly anticipated, Premiere Opera International Summer Program! Don't miss your opportunity for amazing performance experience, and to work with world-class vocal faculty and career consultants, combined with internationally accredited Italian language and culture classes, all within the backdrop of a stunning medieval Italian town. This will be one of the most rewarding and educational opportunities of your development and career! Act Now, as our April 30th deadline is fast approaching. We look forward to seeing you July 14 – August 4, 2018 in Urbania, Italy! For more information and to see our superb faculty: www.premiereoperasummer.com

Learn what you love in Italy: Music Academy International 2018

Music Academy International is the premiere YAP in Europe. Located near Venice, Italy in the Dolomiti mountains, the focus of the program is on professional development and ‘training through performance’. Young Artists perform leading and supporting roles in main stage operas with world-class stage directors, conductors, and guest artists. The 2018 festival season includes: DARK SISTERS (European Premiere), SUOR ANGELICA, L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILEGES, HÄNSEL UND GRETEL, & ALCINA. The quality of the MAI faculty is unmatched by any YAP and include professionals from the Metropolitan Opera, Paris Opera, English National Opera, Amsterdam Opera, Juilliard, NYU and MSM. Training includes: Lessons, Coaching, Master Classes, Crossover, Artist Management Auditions. Excursions include Venice, Arena di Verona, and Alpine Adventures. LEARN WHAT YOU LOVE IN ITALY!!!

Limited Space Remaining: Opernfest Prague 2018

Perform an aria of your choice with full orchestra, this summer at Opernfest Prague! OFP is an individualized training program, offering introductions to opera houses with available professional contract opportunities. MULTIPLE PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTS were offered to 2017 Alumni as a result of their OFP participation. All Voice Fellows work 1:1 with a répétiteur, stage director, conductor and language consultant from the National Theater, on their solo repertoire. MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. For additional program information, or to learn more about Team OFP, visit: OpernfestPrague.com. Limited space remaining. Deadline: April 6, 2018

Professional specialization course: Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Academy 2018/19

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Academy - Florence Opera House (Italy): International announcement of selection for Opera singers - Young Artists Program 2018/2019. High-level professional specialization for the beginning and consolidation of the career. Intensive work experience and highly qualified training programs leaded by well-known artists. Period of the course: from November 2018 through June 2019, with possible extension up to October 2019. Artistic contracts for roles in operas and concerts. Enrolment and attendance to the course: free of charge. Scholarships: Euro 1,000 gross per month. Age limit: born on or after January 1, 1985 Enrolment deadline: by June 7, 2018 23:59, Italian time.

Resonanz Opera 2018 Singing Artists Program: Apply by March 30!

Application Deadline: Friday, March 30: Resonanz Opera 2018 Singing Artists Program Resonanz Opera offers a supportive, positive, and encouraging environment dedicated to study and performance. There is no age limit to work with Resonanz Opera. We invite every singer of any age, race, ethnicity, body shape, and orientation with a good voice and a desire to work hard to apply for an audition. Our vocal training program, created by Metropolitan Opera Veteran Heidi Skok, is designed to promote the wellness and development of the whole singer. Become more in touch with your voice through Resonanz Opera’s own “Mind-Body-Voice Connection Enrichment©” based curriculum of daily Yoga and Mindfulness instruction paired with top-tier vocal study!

The Handel Aria Competition: Deadline April 1

The Handel Aria Competition encourages singers of all voice types to explore the repertoire of Handel. The preliminary recording round is due by midnight on April 1, 2018. The final round will take place on Friday June 8, 2018 at 7:30 in Mills Concert Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music. Prizes: First prize: $1,500, Second prize: $1000, Third prize: $750, Audience Favorite: $500. Finalists will be given up to $500 for travel to Madison. (limited to actual expense.) Home stays will be available for out-of-town finalists. handelariacompetition@gmail.com

Spring Into Art Song Festival (Master Classes & Recitals): Apply now!

THE ART SONG PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEW YORK is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to preserving, revitalizing, & promoting the art song repertoire and the art song recital. 2018 Master Class Series, 2pm daily: June 2:- FRANK DAYKIN On Debussy; June 4: Dr. MAYA HOOVER & JOSÉ MELÉNDEZ Art Songs from Latin America; June 5: THOMAS GRUBB French Song; June 6: THOMAS MURACO German Song; June 7: MARK MARKHAM'S Collaborative Duos; June 10: MARGARET LATTIMORE Dramatic Interpretation of Song. Each applicant is responsible for the $25 master class application entry fee per class. There's also a $25 pianist fee for anyone using the ASPS pianist. Apply through YAP Tracker until April 30. Contact Information: Blair Boone-Migura at ASPSNY@gmail.com.

Apply now: Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy 2018!

Forget about outdated, expensive, time-consuming and inefficient audition tours! Sing directly for artistic and casting directors from international and regional European opera houses and festivals in an intimate and gorgeous setting on the Rhine river. This season we have our largest, most varied and international roster to-date (general managers or casting directors from Aix-en-Provence, Madrid, Baden-Baden, Bordeaux, Stuttgart, Cologne, Pisa, amongst many others) and are offering our lowest prices ever. All one-week modules are priced €980 and under, including eight coachings, two work sessions and shared, double-room accommodation per module. There is no age limit. We welcome established, professional artists and emerging artists.

The Opera Naples Academy: Apply by March 24!

The Opera Naples Academy is a ten day program that provides individual vocal instruction and coaching from master teachers. Singers will receive private voice lessons as well as participate in various masterclasses. Lectures and classes will be presented by internationally recognized artists. The session concludes with a public concert in which all participants perform. Don't miss the opportunity to study with internationally recognized artists including Sherrill Milnes, Ramón Tebar, Verónica Villarroel, Manny Perez, and Bruce Ford in a ten day academy that will include lessons, coachings, masterclasses, lectures, and a public concert. Apply before March 24 for this unique program which will occur April 7-16, 2018!

International Vocal Artists Academy of Payerbach 2018: Deadline 4/15!

In 2010, Internationally renowned Russian baritone, Vladimir Chernov, and world-class expert on Bel Canto vocal technique, Olga Toporkova, designed their ideal summer study program to help singers move forward in their careers. The bel canto method of daily vocal instruction, which has nearly all but disappeared from western vocal institutions, is alive and well in Payerbach. From private technical voice lessons, individual repertoire interpretation lessons, individual musical coachings with an art song specialist to group acting classes and group movement and posturology lessons, we train the whole artist. Every instructor is a world-renowned expert in their field, dedicated to unearthing the unique gifts of each performer.

BOA 2018 FINAL DEADLINE TOMORROW March 15th- $150k in scholarships available

Berlin Opera Academy is the premier European opera training program providing practical professional instruction to emerging artists in the most operatically important city in the world. Perform a role in the BOA 2018 Summer Opera Festival. Audition for agents for individualized feedback. Work with faculty active in the international opera scene from the MET to major German houses. Learn how to get hired through personal mentorship & career workshops. Lessons, Masterclasses & Coachings. German Language Class & Immersion. Opera Gala. Submit your application at www.berlinoperaacademy.com.

Extended Deadline March 15: Mostly Modern Festival Institute 2018

*Attention Vocalists*: Apply today to the Mostly Modern Festival Institute (June 4-18, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY)! The MMF Institute is the educational component of the Mostly Modern Festival, offering one-on-one instruction and professional performance experience. The institute has over 100 students & over 30 faculty members. There will be a choir, orchestra, four chamber ensembles, masterclasses, lectures, and private lessons. The Institute is open to musicians age 18 to infinity – we welcome people in ALL stages of their career. EXTENDED DEADLINE: MARCH 15 https://mostlymodernfestival.org/apply-vocalists

Taos Opera Institute 2018: Apply now!

Taos Opera Institute is a month-long intensive program designed to bridge the gap between academia and apprenticeships for the emerging young vocal artist. TOI was founded in 2007 we are taking applications for our 10th season! Our philosophy focuses on integrating and improving your technique, your physical and mental well being, and your artistry. 28 singers will be chosen to participate in interactive sessions with distinguished guests and professional artists, focusing on competition psychology, performance anxiety, audition strategies, stage deportment, dramatic interpretation and vocal stability. The serene European-like TOI mountain setting is the perfect place to explore yourself as a singer and performer.

Transformative learning opportunity: Maltese Opera Studio 2018

Maltese Opera Studio is an exciting and transformative learning opportunity located on the Island Nation of Malta. Cooperation with the Joseph Calleja Foundation and the Malta School of Music brings you the best in voice instructors and coaches from Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, and the Metropolitan Opera of New York. Transform your voice while enjoying a beautiful and memorable experience among friends, enjoying housing on St. Thomas Bay Beach. Get to know opera superstar Joseph Calleja and create good connections with instructors who make a difference in the opera world.

Deadline March 30: Mikael Eliasen Voice Program at Curtis Summerfest 2018

Discover what it means to be an opera singer. The Mikael Eliasen Voice Program at Curtis Summerfest is designed for young singers considering entering conservatory, and is open to students of high school and undergraduate age. Singers in this select program pursue activities focused on vocal artistry, surrounded by elite faculty from Curtis Institute of Music’s renowned vocal studies department. Private voice lessons, daily master classes, opportunities to perform, alexander technique and more... Apply now! Final applications are due March 30 at noon EST. Visit Curtis.edu/Eliasen for information.

Deadline March 15: Druid City Opera Workshop 2018

The Druid City Opera Workshop was recently featured in the January issue of Classical Singer Magazine. This is a vibrant and intensive week-long workshop including classes in acting, dance, combat, and music business along with master classes, private coachings, and performances of scenes and arias. The May time frame, and affordable fee, allows for Druid City to be conveniently paired with other programs later in the summer. No application fee - March 15 application deadline. See website for easy instructions, faculty listing, and additional information.

Apply now for Rochester's Classical Idol: deadline March 16!

Apply today to become 2018's Classical Idol! Over the last 12 years, Classical Idol has grown from a small regional contest to a world-renowned international vocal competition helping to launch careers. Singers from all over the world will compete and receive feedback from world-class judges in front of a live audience for cash prizes and consideration for solo performances with the Rochester Oratorio Society. This year's distinguished panel of judges includes Jonathan Beyer, Metropolitan Opera Artist and past Classical Idol winner! Visit us on Facebook to learn more about our past winners and their recent performances. Apply by March 16, 2018 at https://www.yaptracker.com/applications/rochester-oratorio-society-2018.

Summer training in beautiful northern Michigan: Up North Vocal Institute 2018!

Join us for our eighth summer season at UNVI June 23 - July 22 2018! Come work with world class faculty in one of America's most beautiful resort areas. Daily lessons, fitness, Alexander technique and Body Mapping, guest master classes, multiple weekly performances and a gala scenes program are all integral to our well respected training program. It's going to be another UNVIlievable summer at UNVI 2018 - apply now! Deadline April 15!
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