Opera and Song in Oregon's Wine Country: Aquilon Music Festival 2021

Aquilon Music Festival, located in picturesque Oregon wine country, is now accepting applications for the 2021 season. Aquilon will pre-premiere OURLAND, a new opera composed by Paul Davies with libretto by Daniel Helfgot. Set in a dystopian state, the plot centers on intolerance towards the ‘other’, the foreigner, the different, and minorities. It outlines the life and death consequences of bigotry and xenophobia. Apply by February 1st, 2021. At Aquilon Music Festival we are committed to abiding by all federal, state, and county public health guidelines. The safety of our participants, faculty and audience is our number one priority. With this in mind, the reopening of the festival will depend entirely on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published Wed Jan 13, 2021
Prizes up to $8K: PARTNERS for the Arts  8th Annual Opera Competition - VIRTUAL

PARTNERS for the Arts 8th Annual Opera Competition - VIRTUAL, DEADLINE - February 26. The Competition is open to emerging singers ages 25 to 35. 1st Prize: $8,000; 2nd Prize: $4,000; 3rd Prize: $2,000; Audience Choice Award $1,000; Judges Encouragement Award $300. Applicants can apply for a waiver to this application fee by submitting financial documentation to Acceptd. Please, visit the Acceptd Support Desk for more information.

Published Mon Jan 11, 2021
Progressive Musicians' 2021 Online Festival Competition - $9,000 in prizes available

Online Festival Competition - $9,000 in prizes available Progressive Musicians is dedicated to helping musicians of all ages acheive there goals and advance artistically. Our online festival competition is the perfect opportunity for musicians of all ages to improve there performance/audition skills, get evaluations from professional musicians, gain performance experience, and win prize money. All semi-finalists will have the opportunity to sing in an online Masterclass.  Classical Voice Clinicians will be Lisa Layman, soprano & Brent Weber, tenor.  The Musical Theatre Voice clinician is Brian Usifer, Broadway and Tony Award Winning Musical Director, known for his work on Frozen & Kinky Boots. Prizes available for every division. Details on our website.

Published Sun Jan 10, 2021
Vocal Training in the Italian Belcanto Singing Tradition: the International School of the Voice 2021

We are proud to be the creators of the first structured sequential method of vocal training in the Italian Belcanto singing tradition. Our goal is to contribute to the world of the performing arts with exceptional and unique individuals, that through their voices and talent are not only highly adept at their craft, but consummate, extraordinary artists. Drawing from the legendary classical voice tradition of Belcanto, and past and living vocal masters, it is an exclusive and groundbreaking approach. The integration of Belcanto technique with ancient breathing practices and concentration exercises helps artists to expand their potential, and witness tangible self-growth of their artistic persona.

Published Thu Dec 31, 2020
Harold Haugh Light Opera Video Contest 2021: no entry fee or travel expenses!

Harold Haugh Light Opera Video Contest:  For 2021, due to the pandemic, the Competition will be replaced by the Light Opera Video Contest. Singers are invited to submit an original video, in which they perform a light opera number. It's a competition without an entry fee, and no travel expenses! Singers should concentrate on the ENTERTAINMENT aspect of the video, not just singing well. Include staging in your performance, and be creative. Judges look for expression, appropriate emotion and entertaining physicality. The most entertaining videos submitted will receive a cash award. First, $2,000, Second, $750, Third, $250.   Entry must include. • SONG TITLE • SHORT BIOGRAPHY • MAIL ADDRESS • PHONE NO. • EMAIL ADDRESS Deadline: March 20, 2021

Published Tue Dec 15, 2020
Immerse yourself in a full experience of Italy: International Lyric Academy 2021

International Lyric Academy in Italy 2021, Celebrating 27 years in operation, is announcing the Summer Season in Italy, Vicenza twenty-minutes from Venice and Verona. Please apply online at Opera productions which will take place in the professional facilities of Teatro Comunale di Vicenza include Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi by G. Puccini and The Old Maid and the Thief by G. Menotti. We offer also Opera Marathon Concerts, Opera Scenes Program, Musical Theater Program, Ensemble Program, Italian lessons, Voice lessons, Master Classes and much more! Auditions for International Agents are available for our Students. Come to immerse yourself in a full experience of Italy!!

Published Sun Dec 13, 2020
Apply by January 4: The 2021 Finger Lakes Opera Tomita Young Artist Program

The Tomita Young Artist training program is intended for singers and pianists with outstanding potential to have the opportunity to perform alongside FLO's professional artists during the summer season (July 8 - August 8); plus the possibility of an additional commitment for one week TBD. The 2021 season features fully staged productions including The Barber of Seville, a children's opera, and an opera scenes concert, as well as a concert of opera arias, ensembles, and musical theatre selections with the Finger Lakes Opera Orchestra.  All participants are paid a weekly stipend, a travel stipend, and are provided housing. Auditions will be held virtually this season via YAP Tracker. Deadline: January 4.

Published Fri Dec 4, 2020
Mascarade Opera Studio Programme 2021-22: deadline 29 January 2021

A nine-month tuition-funded high ability training programme in opera designed to support singers and répétiteurs of exceptional talent at the initial stages of their career. Based in Florence, Italy, the programme includes enhanced performance skills training for opera provided by expert coaches, vocal consultants, performance specialists and invited master teachers, alongside orchestral showcases and a variety of carefully chosen performance opportunities.

Published Mon Nov 30, 2020
Deadline December 6: The Georg Solti Accademia's Solti-Peretti Répétiteur Course 2021

The Georg Solti Accademia's Solti-Peretti Répétiteur Course offers a fully-funded 8-day course every year to six outstanding young pianists. In collaboration with a world-class faculty and talented young singers, our course offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to help young pianists develop the many skills required of a repetiteur. Every student receives a full-tuition scholarship so that a student's financial situation does not impact their ability to attend. 2021 Faculty Includes: Jonathan Papp (Artistic Director, GSA), James Vaughan (Head Vocal Coach, Teatro alla Scala, Milan), Rodrigo de Vera (Conductor/Repetiteur, Teatre del Liceu), Tony Legge (Conductor/Coach), and more TBA. For more information visit

Published Sat Nov 28, 2020
Final Days to Apply: Virtual Intl Vocal Comp & Casting all-in-one!

Act now to put yourself forward to be heard by some of the world's top casting directors from the MET, ROH, PARIS, BERLIN, WNO, LA, and others, as well as top-level YAP heads and reps from SCALA, SFO, BOLSHOI, YALE, and more! This is arguably the most impressive jury ever assembled - in actual positions of casting worldwide. Submit your material from anywhere in the world for an all-in-one 100% virtual process with guaranteed cash prizes and special awards worth more than $25,000! Plus up to 20 singers will be chosen to partake in our Virtual Masterclasses with Barbara FRITTOLI & Carol VANESS! This is THE competition and casting event of 2020! Don't miss this, friends. Deadline through November 25th! You HAVE to check this out.

Published Tue Nov 24, 2020