Training through performance in Italy: Music Academy International 2020

Music Academy International - 20th Anniversary Season. Set in the beautiful Italian Dolomites, MAI is the Premiere Young Artist Training & Performance Program in Europe. Distinguished from other YAP by the quality of opportunities it provides its participants, MAI Young Artists sing leading and supporting roles in main stage productions with the MAI Festival Orchestra and train with world-class faculty artists. The focus is on professional development and ‘training through performance’.  Productions: Rusalka, Hänsel und Gretel, Die Zauberflöte, Poppea; Master Classes, Vocal Coaching, Musical & Staging Rehearsals; Daily Performance Classes; Professional Industry Workshops; Artist Management Auditions; NEW LOW TUITION (including housing) - $3,995.

Published Thu Nov 21, 2019
Orpheus Vocal Competition 2020: Deadline 12/1!

The Orpheus Vocal Competition will be held March 6-8, 2020 on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  The Application Deadline is December 1, 2019. Apply Now. This year the Society will be awarding a $3,000 grand prize for the Student winner and $5,000 for the Young Artist winner.  Additional prizes will be awarded by individuals and corporations. In addition, 1st and 2nd place winners in the High School division will also receive cash awards.  There are 3 categories in Orpheus: • Young Artist for ages 25-30 • Student for ages 19-24 • High School students grades 10-12 Orpheus is the only competition of its kind in the south central United States.

Published Wed Nov 20, 2019
Chicago Summer Opera 2020: Deadlines approaching!

Refine your skills and grow as an artist during our intensive 4 week sessions. Chicago Summer Opera offers staged performance opportunities with orchestra and piano, private voice lessons and coachings and a variety of group workshops. KEY FEATURES: Perform a Role with Orchestra; Scenes Program & One Act Series; Voice Lessons; Coachings; Master Classes; Dramatic Preparation Workshops; Movement Workshops; ​Career Workshops. 2020 SEASON: Don Giovanni, Mozart; Hansel und Gretel, Humperdink; Albert Herring, Britten; Alcina, Handel; One Act Series; Scenes Program. DEADLINES: Boston, New York, Baltimore & Mexico City are coming up fast!

Published Tue Nov 19, 2019
Berlin Opera Academy 2020: DEC 1st EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE

Berlin Opera Academy is the premiere European opera training program providing practical professional instruction to emerging artists in the most operatically important city in the world. Perform a role with orchestra in BOA 2020 Summer Festival; Audition for agents for individualized feedback; Intensive instruction with faculty active at the MET to major German houses; Learn how to get hired through personal mentorship & career workshops; German Language Courses; Voice Lessons, Masterclasses & Coachings; Opera Gala & Lieder Abend Performances; Accommodation in Berlin; Over €150k in scholarships available. Die Zauberflöte Mozart, Hänsel und Gretel Humperdinck, Die Fledermaus Strauss, Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi Puccini. Register for auditions at

Published Mon Nov 18, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED! NOW NOVEMBER 25TH FINAL FINAL! Don't miss it this time, friends! Over $25,000 worth in prizes and awards, with a $10,000 First Prize, and a jury of some of the most important international casting directors and esteemed operatic professionals from: Metropolitan Opera -- Bayerisches Staatsoper -- Dutch National Opera -- Opéra National de Bordeaux -- Opera Nacional de Chile -- Staatstheater Braunschweig -- Theater Basel -- Canadian Opera Company -- Dallas Opera -- Santa Fe Opera -- Spoleto Festival, and more! This is THE event in New York City for the 2019 audition and competition season! The world's first International Vocal Competition and Professional Casting Audition all-in-one! Don't miss it, Apply right now!

Published Sun Nov 17, 2019
Full Scholarship training for singers and collaborative pianists : Toronto Summer Music Academy 2020

Apply today to the TSM Art of Song program to study this summer with Benjamin Appl (baritone), Wolfram Rieger (piano), and Steven Philcox (piano)! The Toronto Summer Music Academy is a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity for chamber musicians and singers 18-35 years old, on the threshold of a professional career. Academy Fellows attend the TSM Academy on full scholarship covering tuition, studying and performing with international guest artists in various concerts throughout the Festival. Fellows are billeted with Toronto Summer Music supporters, eat lunch together daily, and are guests at all Festival concerts.

Published Sat Nov 16, 2019
Deadline 1 week away: GEORG SOLTI ACCADEMIA Bel Canto and Repetiteur Courses 2020

The Georg Solti Accademia (GSA), heralded by Opera Now as providing "the finest training” for outstanding young opera singers and repetiteurs, is now accepting applications for its 2020 courses. We offer outstanding, fully-funded courses for both singers and repetiteurs aimed at providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to reach their full potential as artists. More information at: Singers Course Guest Artists include: Richard Bonynge, Barbara Frittoli, Violeta Urmana. Faculty Includes: Jonathan Papp - Artistic Director; Jonathan Lakeland – Assistant to the AD & ED and Coach/Repetiteur; Stefano Baldasseroni – Italian Diction and Language Coach; and others TBA. Deadline November 22, 2019.

Published Fri Nov 15, 2019
Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival 2020: Apply now!

Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival now in its 7th season, offers the most advanced and complete training.  5 weeks of training in the heart of the Mediterranean on the island of Sicily with conductors, coaches and voice instructors from The Metropolitan Opera, ROH Covent Garden, and Vienna Staatsoper.  Performing a major role with orchestra (La Boheme, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi) completes the intensive training, giving participants a complete learning experience.  June 21-July 27.

Published Thu Nov 14, 2019
Opera NEO Summer Opera Festival and Workshop 2020: Deadlines approaching!

Opera NEO Summer Opera Festival and Workshop 2020: Deadlines approaching: New York/Boston/Washington DC/Greensboro/Tallahassee! Spend a summer discovering what makes you a unique artist! Join us in beautiful San Diego to find inspiration, grow, learn, network, and make great music. We provide individual attention and a welcoming community for safe exploration. All participants sing a role in one of our three fully-staged, single-cast opera productions with professional orchestra. Additional performance opportunities are offered in a Cabaret, concerts, and other community events. Paid and tuition based positions are open. Be a part of this intensive opera workshop for the 21st century artist!  Deadlines & audition info:

Published Wed Nov 13, 2019
Auditions for the 2020 Manhattan Opera Studio: Apply now!

The Manhattan Opera Studio will be holding auditions for the 2020 Summer Festival. The MOS Summer Festival is the first Summer Program of its kind in Manhattan. All the selected singers will have the opportunity to perform a fully staged opera with orchestra. Selected singers will participate in an aria and opera scenes concert at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in the prestigious Lincoln Center, masterclasses with some of the most prestigious agents of New York City, feedback auditions with conductors of the Metropolitan Opera House, and coachings in music and diction.

Published Tue Nov 12, 2019