GREAT NEWS FOR ILA in USA and Italy 2024!

Charlotte (NC), June 9 - July 6 / Vicenza (Italy), July 7 - August 4 International Lyric Academy is celebrating 30 years of success by partnering again with Opera Carolina. In 2024, ILA will offer programs in USA & Italy. Participants from across the world receive professional coachings, voice lessons, masterclasses, concerts, recitals and rehearsals culminating in 2 fully staged performances of Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica by G. Puccini, in Charlotte and in 2 fully staged performances of The Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart, in Vicenza, Italy. Beethoven IX Symphony special for Chorus and Soloists program. Make a direct jump from being a full-time student to launching a full-time professional career. Please visit

Published Fri Sep 22, 2023
The International Belcanto Academy summer course 2024: apply now!

The next summer course of the INTERNATIONAL BELCANTO ACADEMY will take place in Theater Het Lichtruim in Bilthoven and will last three weeks.   In addition to intensive vocal and scenic training, the program consists of rehearsals for the performance of DON GIOVANNI by W.A. Mozart.   Because we will be working with two casts, the opera will be performed twice. We prefer to work with singers who not only sing well but are also interested in creating a convincing character. The theater expects a fully professional production.   The course is scheduled in the period from 4 to 25 August 2024. The participation fee is € 1800 including and € 1600 excluding lodging.

Published Tue Sep 19, 2023
The 10th John Alexander National Vocal Competition: deadline November 10!

Now in its 10th year, participants and winners of the John Alexander National Vocal Competition have gone on to enjoy successful careers in opera and musical theatre. It’s a chance to sing for some of the leading casting and stage directors, win cash prizes, and build relationships that will last a lifetime. Eight finalists are chosen from virtual auditions, and invited to perform at the “Vibrations” National Winners Concert on February 19, 2024 in Jackson, MS. Final prizes and placements will be announced at the concert. Monetary prizes for First Place are $1,200, Second Place $900. Housing and travel to and from Jackson covered by Opera Mississippi. Winners are also considered for roles in upcoming Opera Mississippi productions.

Published Sat Sep 16, 2023
Music Academy of the West 2024: Deadline October 15!

Music Academy Lehrer Vocal Institute: June 8-August 4, 2024. Full-scholarship Summer Festival in Santa Barbara, CA. Life-changing opportunity to be immersed in inspiring training and numerous performances with the best of the best in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Fully-staged opera: Carmen; Art Song & Creative Projects; Public Masterclasses; Private Lessons; Chamber Music; Contemporary Music; Opera Scenes; Marilyn Horne Song Competition awarding $5,000 cash prize and recital; Diction Coaching; Movement class; Industry Day; Plus career seminars, Innovation Institute, wellness program, and community engagement. All just steps from the beach! Enrollment: 27 fellows (8-week residency) + 9 studio artists (3-week residency). Application deadline: October 15.

Published Fri Sep 15, 2023
Teatro Nuovo's 2024 Young Artist Program: Deadline September 15!

The application deadline for Teatro Nuovo's ground-breaking Young Artist program is Friday, September 15. We are seeking 25 to 30 skilled and ambitious Bel Canto singers to participate in the first modern production of Carolina Uccelli's "Anna di Resburgo" (1835) and an innovative revival of Bellini's "I Capuleti ed i Montecchi" (1830), collaborating with our world-renowned period-instrument orchestra in the immersive preparation process that the critics have called "transformative" (The Wall Street Journal), "spectacular" (Opera News), and "the way it should be done" (Financial Times).

Published Mon Sep 11, 2023
9th annual Saengerbund Awards: apply now!

The 9th annual German vocal competition seeks to offer support to rising professional singers. This year the finalists will sing one song in their native language along with two contrasting German selections.   1st Prize - $5,000; 2nd Prize - $4,000; 3rd Prize - $3,000; Finalist Awards - $2,000; Audience Favorite - $500. Applications are available on the competition website: Application deadline: November 15, 2023.

Published Sun Sep 10, 2023
Palm Beach Opera's 24-25 Young Artist and Apprentice Artist Programs: Deadline 9/10!

Deadline September 10! Palm Beach Opera has fast become one of the leading training centers for emerging artists. The 14 artists in the Benenson Young Artist and Bailey Apprentice Artist Programs work with a faculty comprised of the top voice teachers, directors, and vocal coaches in the industry, and perform alongside some of the world’s greatest artists in our mainstage productions. Alumni of recent seasons include two consecutive Laffont Competition Grand Finals Winners and three winners of the 2022 Operalia Competition, including Duke Kim, Alexandra Razskazoff, Therese Carmack, Anthony Ciaramitaro, Rob Watson, Sylvia D’Eramo, Meridian Prall, Rob Stahley, Chris Humbert, and Ian Rucker. Apply today to launch your career from our beautiful tropical paradise!

Published Fri Sep 8, 2023
2024 Lotte Lenya Competition: Deadline Jan. 24, 2024!

A singing competition unlike any other, in which acting counts as much as vocal talent. The Lotte Lenya Competition welcomes talented singer/actors to show they can "do it all" by presenting four contrasting theatrical songs and arias. More than $120,000 will be distributed in prizes throughout the 2024 Competition, including the top prize of $25,000. Additionally, individual prizes will be awarded after each of the preliminary ($750), semifinal ($1250), and final rounds (between $3,000 and $25,000). Application/video audition deadline: 24 January 2024. No fee to apply; travel stipends provided for in-person semifinal and final rounds. Open to singer/actors of all nationalities, ages 19–32. Find full guidelines, resources for contestants and online application form at

Published Tue Sep 5, 2023
CHAUTAUQUA OPERA COMPANY’S 2024 Young Artist Program:  Apply by September 12!

Chautauqua Opera provides our Young Artists with performance tools essential to establishing a professional career in opera. It is recognized as one of the best training programs for young singers in America today and has seen over 1,000 artists benefit from this professional training experience.

Published Mon Sep 4, 2023
The United States Army Band Pershing’s Own: SOPRANO and ALTO vacancies!

The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” announces vacancies for SOPRANO and ALTO VOCALISTS with the Army’s premier vocal ensemble, The United States Army Chorus. From its inception in 1956 to the present, The U.S. Army Chorus has established and maintained a reputation of musical excellence. Beyond the traditional military music and patriotic standards, Army Chorus repertoire covers a broad spectrum of genres to include pop, Broadway, folk, and classical music. Main duties include rehearsals and performances with The U.S. Army Chorus as ensemble member and soloist, as well as opportunities to be featured with the Concert Band, Orchestra, Strolling Strings, and other ensembles of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”.

Published Mon Aug 28, 2023