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The 10th annual James Toland Vocal Arts Competition 2023: applications now open!

APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED! This year, JTVA celebrates its 10th annual Vocal Competition with a return to The Wilsey Center for Opera in San Francisco on July 8-9, 2023. 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 $50,000 and ALL finalists receive a cash award. Applications will be accepted only until March 17, 2023.

Published Sun Feb 5, 2023
Greve Opera Academy & Music Festival 2023: deadline Feb 24!

Presented by the Connecticut Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Virtuosi, the Greve Opera Academy & Music Festival is for young opera singers who seek the opportunity to perform leading roles in fully staged opera productions with a professional orchestra.  International faculty includes singers and coaches from major Italian opera theaters.  We focus on providing artistic excellence combined with practical professional experience. The 2023 Edition of the festival will feature a production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni as well as other concerts and recitals.  In addition to career-building instruction, role preparation, and invaluable performance opportunities, life-long friendships have been forged in the idyllic Tuscan surroundings.

Published Sat Feb 4, 2023
Red River Lyric Opera Summer Opera and Musical Theater Program 2023: Apply now!

Red River Lyric Opera presents fully staged opera and musical theater productions with professional orchestra. The American Baroque Opera Co will be in residence for our productions of POPPEA and a premiere of a new opera, ALICE: AN OPERATIC WONDERLAND by composer, Amy Scurria and librettists, Zane Corriher and Kelly Balmaceda.  Musical Theater productions include DOGFIGHT (Pasek & Paul) and THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (Guettel). July 2-30th on the campus of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Voice faculty include: Chuck Chandler (DePaul), James Rodriquez (TCU), Darla Diltz (MSU-TEXAS), Elliott Archer (Temple/CAP21-NYC), Jamie Van Eyck (Baylor) and more!

Published Fri Feb 3, 2023
Scholarships available:  Varna International Music Academy 2023

Varna International is holding auditions for the 2023 Summer Opera Festivals and Music Academies in Italy, Bulgaria, and South Carolina, USA.   Singers will be featured in fully staged operas: Marriage of Figaro, Street Scene, Suor Angelica. The Impresario. Soloists positions in Verdi and Mozart Requiem, under the baton of Maestro Buchalter from The Metropolitan Opera. Training from faculty from The Metropolitan Opera, Belgrade Opera, and Royal Opera House. Perform at prestigious concert venues with professional orchestra. Broadway revues with faculty from Broadway, opera orchestral galas, masterclasses, coaching.   Limited number of scholarships available! Apply at www.VarnaInternational.com

Published Fri Feb 3, 2023
Deadlines extended: Canto Vocal Programs 2023

Canto is extending the application deadline for the Louisville and the Northern Virginia programs until February 28. In addition to a staged production of "The Tales of Hoffmann" for Louisville, we will be presenting an evening of Offenbach operetta and other opera scenes. Canto will also present its traditional concert at Louisville's Speed Museum. The 2-week program in Northern Virginia ends with a gala accompanied by an orchestral ensemble. In both programs singers will work daily with Canto's international faculty from the Metropolitan Opera, Les Maîtres Sonneurs and Boston Conservatory. Visit our website for applications, faculty bios and information on all our programs in the US and in Europe.

Published Thu Feb 2, 2023
LAST DAY TO APPLY EARLY FEBRUARY 1st: Early Application Deadline Saluzzo Opera Academy 2023

Intensify your operatic training this summer: perform with orchestra and fully immerse yourself in Italian language and culture at Berlin Opera Academy's sister academy. Nestled in the foothills of the Italian Alps between Milan and Nice, sits a beautiful 14th century monastery, home to Saluzzo Opera Academy.  Le Nozze di Figaro - Mozart; Suor Angelica - Puccini. Perform a role in the SOA 2023 Summer Festival; Study with faculty actively working in the international opera scene; Learn how to get hired through personal mentorship & career workshops; Specialized Masterclasses & Coachings; Italian Language Class & Immersion; Local Student Accommodation. Over €60k in scholarships available.

Published Wed Feb 1, 2023
DEADLINE TOMORROW FEBRUARY 1: Early Application Deadline Saluzzo Opera Academy 2023

Intensify your operatic training this summer: perform with orchestra and fully immerse yourself in Italian language and culture at Berlin Opera Academy's sister academy. Nestled in the foothills of the Italian Alps between Milan and Nice, sits a beautiful 14th century monastery, home to Saluzzo Opera Academy.  Le Nozze di Figaro - Mozart; Suor Angelica - Puccini. Perform a role in the SOA 2023 Summer Festival; Study with faculty actively working in the international opera scene; Learn how to get hired through personal mentorship & career workshops; Specialized Masterclasses & Coachings; Italian Language Class & Immersion; Local Student Accommodation. Over €60k in scholarships available.

Published Tue Jan 31, 2023
Deadline approaching: Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 2023

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival is set in one of the world's most unique and inspiring settings, the Big Island of Hawaii. Our outstanding faculty and artistic staff lead an intensive study/performance program with participating singers showcasing their talent as they take on a role in one of our fully staged productions. This summer, we will present The Magic Flute and Into the Woods. Participants are immersed in vocal lessons, musical coachings, dramatic coachings, and Hawaiian cultural exploration. Additional performance opportunities include outreach experiences, concerts, and masterclasses. Apply today to become a member of our ohana, and experience paradise for yourself! Application deadline is February 1, 2023.

Published Sun Jan 29, 2023
The Opera Grand Rapids 2022/23 VanderLaan Prize: apply now!

Opera Grand Rapids is proud to announce the 2022/23 VanderLaan Prize. Application: https://www.operagr.org/vanderlaan-prize/ Nearly $25,000 in prize money. Sing two arias for a chance to win $10,000. Application deadline of February 20, 2023. Featuring adjudicators Tobias Picker, Zoie Reams, and Jay Lesenger. Open to current undergraduates only. Broadcast live to thousands of viewers across the country. Top 100 applicants receive detailed written feedback from three opera professionals. $50 application fee, with fee waivers available.

Published Sun Jan 29, 2023
Deadline February 1: The Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition 2023

The Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition http://solocomp.org Application deadline February 1, 2023, Fee $30. Late applications by February 15, 2023, Fee $60. Semi Finals April 1, 2023 in NYC. Finals April 15, 2023 at 1:30 in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall. In 1977 the Oratorio Society of New York inaugurated an annual Solo Competition designed to encourage the art of oratorio singing and to give talented young singers an opportunity to advance their careers. The Competition has become international in scope and well-known in the music world, and is the only major competition to focus exclusively on oratorio singing. $22,000 in cash prizes. Age Limit 40 years - must be born after Jan. 1, 1983. Open to singers who are early in their oratorio career.

Published Sat Jan 28, 2023