Full Scholarship program in Germany: Internationale Meistersinger Akademie 2021

The International Meistersinger Akademie (IMA) offers emerging artists an exceptional environment of excellence in the study of Opera, Oratorio and Lied/Mélodie. This is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP summer program in Neumarkt i.d.OPf Germany with an incredible faculty line up, including director Prof. Dr. Edith Wiens, Brigitte Fassbaender, Anna Tomowa-Sintow and Malcolm Martineau among others. On top of the fully fledged training program with orchestra concerts, recitals, demo recordings, coachings and more abound, IMA is made UNIQUE by the networking-opportunities it provides. Read more on and check out our Social Media and YouTube channel! Don’t miss this incredible training and career-changing opportunity!

Published Thu Oct 29, 2020
OPERA NORTH 2021 RESIDENT ARTIST PROGRAM: November 1 application deadline approaching!

Opera North's 2021 summer season includes Puccini's La Bohème, 'Extraordinary Women’ (a showcase of extended scenes from Baroque and modern opera), and a concert of opera and music theater selections with orchestra and circus artists, all under tents at Opera North's new outdoor art park at Blow-Me-Down Farm. Some of the musical coaching will take place over Zoom prior to the artists' arrival at Opera North. Singers accepted for the program must be available at mutually-agreed upon times between June 27-July 15 for virtual coachings ahead of the three-week residency. Housing, travel, and stipend provided!

Published Fri Oct 23, 2020
Introducing the Canto Opera Studio Online: deadlines approaching!

CANTO OPERA STUDIO ONLINE: Introducing the Canto Opera Studio Online! Apply to take part in a monthly, intensive program with top of the line faculty. Each 3-day session consists of one-on-one coachings working on interpretation, repertoire, style as well as the art of performing online. This comprehensive program provides singers the opportunity to sing for distinguished, industry professionals. At the end of each session, singers will perform one-two arias for our guest artist, receive feedback plus a Q&A. There is a separate application for each session. Slots are limited, please pay attention to each session’s application deadline as they do vary. More detailed information on the Canto website:

Published Thu Oct 15, 2020
Opera Naples Resident Artists Program: apply by November 1!

Don't miss the November 1st deadline to apply to the Opera Naples Resident Artists Program!  This five week professional residency occuring February 7 through March 14, 2021 will feature the four selected artists in a Festival Under the Stars in performances of La Traviata and West Side Story (concert version) with orchestra at the beautiful Baker Park in Naples, FL.  Further your career by engaging in an intensive program of training and performance opportunities led by Artistic Director, Ramon Tebar.  Artists are provided a stipend and local housing. 

Published Mon Oct 12, 2020
Acting for the Singer with Mary Birnbaum: Sessions begin October 17!

Juilliard's Mary Birnbaum offers an online class for Opera and Musical Theater professionals who want to transcend technique and re-ignite their sense of play while singing.   Utilizing various aspects of the movement pedagogy developed by French physical theater master Jacques Lecoq this affordable workshop is designed especially for the virtual classroom in conjunction with New York's Movement Theater Studio. Sessions begin October 17.

Published Sat Oct 10, 2020
Michigan Opera Theatre Studio 2021-22: Deadline Approaching 10/12!

MICHIGAN OPERA THEATRE: Studio Artist Auditions, 21-22 Season. Deadline Approaching!   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 Oct 7, 2020
Palm Beach Opera's Young Artist and Apprentice Artist Programs: Deadline 10/12!

Launch your career in paradise with PALM BEACH OPERA. The free application deadline for our 2022 Benenson Young Artist and Apprentice Artist Programs is Monday, OCTOBER 12. These 5-month professional residencies offer transformative performing opportunities and intensive training with an outstanding resident staff and guest faculty. All artists work with distinguished guest coaches Craig Rutenberg and Danielle Orlando; voice teachers Stephen King, Michael Paul, and Nova Thomas; diction coach Corradina Caporello; acting coach Paul Curran; and resident coaches Greg Ritchey, Tim Cheung, Ksenia Leletkina, and Ben Malensek. Benenson Young Artists sing supporting roles and cover lead roles alongside our international casts, while Apprentice Artists perform throughout our beautiful community in concerts. 

Published Mon Oct 5, 2020
2021 National Opera Association's Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition: deadline October 15

Apply now to the National Opera Association's Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition, the finals of which will be held virtually by video submission on January 9, 2021. Now with reduced applications fees this year ($20/$40). $8,500 will be awarded in two divisions: Scholarship (ages 18-24) and Artist (ages 25-40). Application deadline is October 15. Visit for complete details and to apply!

Published Thu Oct 1, 2020
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