Progressive Musicians' Fall Online Classics Competition: Early Bird Oct 15!

Progressive Musicians is dedicated to helping musicians achieve their goals and advance artistically. We recently launched our Fall Online Classics Competition! Over $2,500 in available prizes. Early bird special on application submissions by October 15th. Deadline to apply is November 1st. Open to Vocalists ages 14 and up, pianists, violinists, violists, cellists, bassists, guitarists of all ages and nationalities. Soloists and duo ensembles may compete. For more information, visit our website,, or email us at

Published Wed Sep 30, 2020
The American Traditions Vocal Competition to be held virtually in 2021

The American Traditions Vocal Competition has announced they will change course for 2021 and hold their 28th annual vocal competition virtually from February 9-19, 2021.  Singers will still perform nine different genres of American music and will be eligible to receive almost $40,000 in prizes.   Following the audio-only application, 28 singers will be selected as Quarterfinailsts. Each contestant will have planning sessions with AD and A/V teams, as well as rehearsals for filming, recording and preparation, and will receive either $300 or recording equipment, depending on need. Applications are due October 18, 2020.  Apply today!  QUESTIONS: Email Artistic Director Mikki Sodergren at

Published Tue Sep 29, 2020
Michigan Opera Theatre Studio 2021-22: Deadline 10/12!

MICHIGAN OPERA THEATRE Studio Artist Auditions, 21-22 Season Applications now open! Deadline: Oct. 12, 2020 MOT is working with other young artist programs on a coordinated virtual audition process this fall.  The Studio Artists of Michigan Opera Theatre gain valuable experience through myriad performance opportunities in MOT mainstage and Studio productions, and community events. They also benefit from advanced individual training and guidance from program director, Richard Leech and an array of world class professionals, guest artists, and coaches. Artists receive salary, health care benefits, and reimbursement for relocation, as well as a career development fund.   For More info:

Published Wed Sep 23, 2020
The 2021 Saengerbund Awards: Deadline Dec 1!

The Houston Saengerbund is a private, charitable foundation in Houston, TX whose mission is to support and encourage German music, language, and culture.  Each year the foundation sponsors a vocal competition for rising professional singers on the brink of a solo career.  Past judges have come from the ranks of professional opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera and the Houston Grand Opera, major Conservatories, and professional classical singing artists.  Past winners have gone on to significant opportunities with major US houses. This year's prizes:  1st:  $5,000.  2nd:  $3,500.  3rd:  $2,500.  Finalist Awards:  $1,000. Audience Favorite:  $500.  Deadline to enter:  Dec 1.   Email: Mary Kay Buehler, Artistic Director,

Published Thu Sep 17, 2020
Paride Venturi International Academy of Opera: Applications now open for 20-21

Learn to sing opera with Carlo Colombara & Fulvio Massa in the great Italian tradition of Paride Venturi, who was taught by Arturo Melocchi, in the historic city of Bologna, Italy.  Master the fundamentals of singing, including vocal technique, support, singing on the breath and projection.  Enhance your singing with optimal methods of studying operatic scores, theatrical studies with directors and actors, plus meetings with speech therapists, psychologists and physiotherapists to achieve a complete understanding of the multiple facets needed to become a great singer. Masterclasses will be presented by great names in the world of opera including Hui He, Luciana Serra, Aprile Millo, Fabio Armiliato, Marco Boemi, Leone Magiera and many more.

Published Mon Sep 7, 2020
The 2021 Lotte Lenya Competition: Total prizes and awards $75K+

The 23rd annual Lotte Lenya Competition is now accepting applications! 1st Prize - $20,000 • 2nd Prize - $15,000 • 3rd Prize – $10,000 • Total prizes and awards will exceed $75,000 The Lenya Competition recognizes talented young singing actors who are dramatically and musically convincing in wide-ranging theatrical repertoire, with a focus on the works of Kurt Weill. Since its inception, the LLC has grown into an internationally recognized leader in identifying and nurturing the next generation of rising stars in both the opera and musical theater worlds. Complete eligibility information, application, resources and guidelines available at

Published Thu Sep 3, 2020
Work with a true master: RAINA KABAIVANSKA, September 2020

XX International MasterClass of RAINA KABAIVANSKA | Sofia 8.09. - 26.09.2020 | NEW BULGARIAN UNIVERSITY | Sofia Opera and Ballet | Audition 7.09. | GALA CONCERT 27.09. | Registration | Calendar of cultural events of Sofia Municipality In her Master Class Raina Kabaivanska works on improving the vocal technique and actor’s interpretation of pieces chosen by participants themselves. The most successful graduates perform in a Gala concert along with the orchestra of Sofia Opera and Ballet. The participants with the best achievements during the Master Class and the Gala concert will be awarded scholarships from Raina Kabaivanska Fund at NBU for further training in Italy. Apply by September 3, 2020.

Published Thu Aug 20, 2020
Carnegie Hall's SongStudio with Renée Fleming: A Free Online Intensive

Carnegie Hall's SongStudio is a weeklong intensive for emerging professional vocalists happening online this January under the leadership of world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming. Designed to renew and refresh the presentation and experience of the vocal recital, SongStudio brings leading musicians and other performing artists together to mentor emerging vocalists and young artists, exploring innovative approaches to both classic and current song repertoire, and inviting new audiences to engage with the art form. Application Deadline: September 26, 2020; Recommendation Deadline: October 3, 2020; Invited Candidates Notified By: October 16, 2020; Program Duration: January 17–24, 2021. Apply Now!

Published Fri Aug 14, 2020

As we approach a fall opera audition season that will be unlike any we've seen before, YAP Tracker is committed to helping our members navigate the changes. Many companies will be opting for video or virtual auditions, so we've collected some resources we hope will be helpful.

Published Fri Jul 24, 2020
TCO NEXT: Tri-Cities Opera's first national vocal competition now virtual!

Tri-Cities Opera's first national vocal competition, TCO NEXT, will encourage emerging professional singers by promoting new voices and new music. This completely online opportunity features an anonymous audio-only first round, and a focus on new music and musical theatre. Singers will compete for cash prizes with a grand prize of $3000 and a contract for a future role with Tri-Cities Opera. Early bird deadline: August 1, 2020.

Published Wed Jul 15, 2020