Last chance to apply: Bologna International Opera Academy (BIOA) 2020

Last chance to apply Bologna International Opera Academy (BIOA) is a top-rated summer program located in one of the most enchanting and vibrant cities in Italy.  The BIOA 2020 features the legendary Italian conductor and pianist Leone Magiera, the Curtis Institute of Music voice & opera chair Danielle Orlando, and the AVA  Luis Ledesma.  Apply here: Application deadline: January 30th, 2020

Published Fri Jan 17, 2020
The Modern Opera Studio 2020: Apply now!

The Modern Opera Studio is a result of a collaboration between Opera More and Estate Musicale Frentana, two organizations that for years have been involved in concerts, opera theatre, and workshops in Italy as a way of sharing musical culture outside of metropolitan areas. This summer program has a unique goal: transmitting to the next generation of young artists the experience acquired by professionals that have worked in International Opera Theatres and sharing secrets of the trade. This summer in the beautiful Teatro Fenaroli, selected singers will have a chance to debut in a full version (orchestra and scenography) of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO by W. A. Mozart in LANCIANO in the beautiful region of Abruzzo near the sea. 

Published Thu Jan 16, 2020
JMU's 2020 German Opera Experience: apply now!

Are you ready to dance a Can-Can this summer?  Check out JMU's German Opera Experience!  From May 17 - July 20th we will select 20 students to perform chorus and roles in Lehar's The Merry Widow with a professional company in Schoenebeck, Germany.  The course includes for solos with Middle-Germany philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Lieder concerts and German Language instruction for graduate/undergraduate college credit. Music Theater and Classical Singers as well as collaborative pianists are invited to apply. Live auditions will be held in January and February.  Dates and Locations on our website at: Online Auditions are also accepted at:

Published Tue Jan 14, 2020
Tuition free Resident Artist Fellowship program Opera on the Bluff: 1 week left to apply!

1 week left to apply!! Deadline extended to January 20! Tuition free Resident Artist Fellowship program with Opera on the Bluff in Portland, Oregon.  Room and 1 meal per day are provided. Eleven fully staged performances of HMS Pinafore with professional orchestra. Leads are double cast.  All will sing chorus when not in lead roles.  We aim to produce Light Opera that looks like all of us!  

Published Mon Jan 13, 2020
Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition 2020: apply now!

The 17th Annual Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocal Competition. Saturday, March 7, 2020, Jackson Symphony Hall, Jackson, MI. A Competition In Which Operatically Trained Singers Prove They Can Entertain. Uniquely, the HHLOVC rewards acting and even humor along with vocal ability… necessary abilities in today’s opera stars. Known for its organization and friendly atmosphere, the event invites singers to join in luncheon and dinner. Awards of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 are given to the top finalists, and all finalists receive $300. In addition, there is a Young Artist award and an Audience Favorite award. To enter, go to:

Published Sun Jan 12, 2020
Get to the next level: IVAI (International Vocal Arts Institute) 2020

Founded by Metropolitan Opera Assistant Conductor Joan Dornemann and Metropolitan Opera Conductor Paul Nadler in 1986, the International Vocal Arts Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding and training the most talented young opera singers around the world. IVAI is an intensive training ground designed to tailor fit your needs. Whether you are a young singer with boundless potential, or a seasoned performer looking for extra polish, IVAI is designed with you in mind to help push you to the next level. IVAI is a ten day intensive providing voice lessons, coachings, and training in vocal technique, presentation, acting, language and diction, as well performances in masterclasses, concerts, and fully staged productions.

Published Fri Jan 10, 2020
Classic Lyric Arts 2020: programs in Italy and France

Classic Lyric Arts Italy is an intensive, dual session three-and-a-half week summer training program in the Périgord region of southwest France (June 2-25) and in Novafeltria, Italy (July 19-August13). An immersive program, CLA provides multi-faceted training tailored to the specific level of each participant, from undergraduate to young professional artist. Participants experience the rich cultural heritage of France and Italy while studying opera and chanson through the perspective of language, providing them with the needed tools to hone their performance skills in the traditional repertoire. Auditions at the National Opera Center in New York. More about the program:

Published Fri Jan 10, 2020
Opera in the Ozarks: Deadlines approaching for our 70th Season 

Opera in the Ozarks: Deadlines approaching for January 17-February 17 auditions for our 70th Season.  Emerging Artist productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, Cendrillon and The Crucible Seven performances of each--fully staged, double cast with orchestra Children's outreach Studio Artist production of The Magic Flute Broadway Cabaret performances Weekly vocal instruction Daily movement class or yoga for performers Acting, stage combat, career and other workshops with resident and guest artists Audition dates:  1/17 Norman, 1/18 Dallas, 1/18 Orlando, 1/19 Houton, 1/25 Denver, 1/16 LA, 1/31 Boston, 2/1 NYC, 2/1 Arkansas, 2/8 Tucson, 2/14 Ann Arbor, 2/15 Chicago, 2/16 Indiana, 2/17 Lawrence and Kansas City.  YouTube auditions accepted until 2/15. 

Published Thu Jan 9, 2020
SongFest 2020: LIVE AUDITIONS NOW! Generous scholarships!

SONGFEST: Singers/Collab. pianists - May 27-June 22, 2020.  Live Audition visit • Recorded deadline: Feb 14.   SongFest is a student-centered festival dedicated to the study and performance of art song. Participants work with renowned faculty, composers, and voice teachers in private coachings, lessons, and masterclasses. SongFest is hosted by the Colburn School located in L.A. and is packed with performance opportunities and world-class faculty. Scholarships are available!   Selected faculty includes pianists Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Kevin Murphy, and Roger Vignoles; composers John Harbison, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, John Musto, and Sheila Silver; and singers: John Aler, Amy Burton, Lorraine Manz and William McGraw.

Published Thu Jan 9, 2020
Individual attention and personalized approach: Canto Vocal Programs 2020

Canto Vocal Programs returns to Louisville in July with a production of La Traviata. Our newest program in Rocca di Cambio, Italy (Abruzzo) joins other 2020 programs (Zagreb, Bucharest, New York and Bordeaux.) Canto's expert faculty (MET, Les Maîtres Sonneurs, Theater Lübeck and more) helps each singer develop the skills that are the hallmark of great performers. All our programs offer individual attention and personalized approach. Daily musical and dramatic coachings, languages, master classes and concerts provide singers with the tools that result in rapid progress. French conversation classes are offered in Louisville, Italian conversation in Rocca di Cambio. Information about all programs on our website. Applications open!

Published Wed Jan 8, 2020