Resonanz Opera 2018 Singing Artists Program: Apply by March 30!

Application Deadline: Friday, March 30: Resonanz Opera 2018 Singing Artists Program Resonanz Opera offers a supportive, positive, and encouraging environment dedicated to study and performance. There is no age limit to work with Resonanz Opera. We invite every singer of any age, race, ethnicity, body shape, and orientation with a good voice and a desire to work hard to apply for an audition. Our vocal training program, created by Metropolitan Opera Veteran Heidi Skok, is designed to promote the wellness and development of the whole singer. Become more in touch with your voice through Resonanz Opera’s own “Mind-Body-Voice Connection Enrichment©” based curriculum of daily Yoga and Mindfulness instruction paired with top-tier vocal study!

The Handel Aria Competition: Deadline April 1

The Handel Aria Competition encourages singers of all voice types to explore the repertoire of Handel. The preliminary recording round is due by midnight on April 1, 2018. The final round will take place on Friday June 8, 2018 at 7:30 in Mills Concert Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music. Prizes: First prize: $1,500, Second prize: $1000, Third prize: $750, Audience Favorite: $500. Finalists will be given up to $500 for travel to Madison. (limited to actual expense.) Home stays will be available for out-of-town finalists.

Spring Into Art Song Festival (Master Classes & Recitals): Apply now!

THE ART SONG PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEW YORK is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to preserving, revitalizing, & promoting the art song repertoire and the art song recital. 2018 Master Class Series, 2pm daily: June 2:- FRANK DAYKIN On Debussy; June 4: Dr. MAYA HOOVER & JOSÉ MELÉNDEZ Art Songs from Latin America; June 5: THOMAS GRUBB French Song; June 6: THOMAS MURACO German Song; June 7: MARK MARKHAM'S Collaborative Duos; June 10: MARGARET LATTIMORE Dramatic Interpretation of Song. Each applicant is responsible for the $25 master class application entry fee per class. There's also a $25 pianist fee for anyone using the ASPS pianist. Apply through YAP Tracker until April 30. Contact Information: Blair Boone-Migura at

Apply now: Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy 2018!

Forget about outdated, expensive, time-consuming and inefficient audition tours! Sing directly for artistic and casting directors from international and regional European opera houses and festivals in an intimate and gorgeous setting on the Rhine river. This season we have our largest, most varied and international roster to-date (general managers or casting directors from Aix-en-Provence, Madrid, Baden-Baden, Bordeaux, Stuttgart, Cologne, Pisa, amongst many others) and are offering our lowest prices ever. All one-week modules are priced €980 and under, including eight coachings, two work sessions and shared, double-room accommodation per module. There is no age limit. We welcome established, professional artists and emerging artists.

The Opera Naples Academy: Apply by March 24!

The Opera Naples Academy is a ten day program that provides individual vocal instruction and coaching from master teachers. Singers will receive private voice lessons as well as participate in various masterclasses. Lectures and classes will be presented by internationally recognized artists. The session concludes with a public concert in which all participants perform. Don't miss the opportunity to study with internationally recognized artists including Sherrill Milnes, Ramón Tebar, Verónica Villarroel, Manny Perez, and Bruce Ford in a ten day academy that will include lessons, coachings, masterclasses, lectures, and a public concert. Apply before March 24 for this unique program which will occur April 7-16, 2018!

International Vocal Artists Academy of Payerbach 2018: Deadline 4/15!

In 2010, Internationally renowned Russian baritone, Vladimir Chernov, and world-class expert on Bel Canto vocal technique, Olga Toporkova, designed their ideal summer study program to help singers move forward in their careers. The bel canto method of daily vocal instruction, which has nearly all but disappeared from western vocal institutions, is alive and well in Payerbach. From private technical voice lessons, individual repertoire interpretation lessons, individual musical coachings with an art song specialist to group acting classes and group movement and posturology lessons, we train the whole artist. Every instructor is a world-renowned expert in their field, dedicated to unearthing the unique gifts of each performer.

BOA 2018 FINAL DEADLINE TOMORROW March 15th- $150k in scholarships available

Berlin Opera Academy is the premier European opera training program providing practical professional instruction to emerging artists in the most operatically important city in the world. Perform a role in the BOA 2018 Summer Opera Festival. Audition for agents for individualized feedback. Work with faculty active in the international opera scene from the MET to major German houses. Learn how to get hired through personal mentorship & career workshops. Lessons, Masterclasses & Coachings. German Language Class & Immersion. Opera Gala. Submit your application at

Extended Deadline March 15: Mostly Modern Festival Institute 2018

*Attention Vocalists*: Apply today to the Mostly Modern Festival Institute (June 4-18, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY)! The MMF Institute is the educational component of the Mostly Modern Festival, offering one-on-one instruction and professional performance experience. The institute has over 100 students & over 30 faculty members. There will be a choir, orchestra, four chamber ensembles, masterclasses, lectures, and private lessons. The Institute is open to musicians age 18 to infinity – we welcome people in ALL stages of their career. EXTENDED DEADLINE: MARCH 15

Taos Opera Institute 2018: Apply now!

Taos Opera Institute is a month-long intensive program designed to bridge the gap between academia and apprenticeships for the emerging young vocal artist. TOI was founded in 2007 we are taking applications for our 10th season! Our philosophy focuses on integrating and improving your technique, your physical and mental well being, and your artistry. 28 singers will be chosen to participate in interactive sessions with distinguished guests and professional artists, focusing on competition psychology, performance anxiety, audition strategies, stage deportment, dramatic interpretation and vocal stability. The serene European-like TOI mountain setting is the perfect place to explore yourself as a singer and performer.

Transformative learning opportunity: Maltese Opera Studio 2018

Maltese Opera Studio is an exciting and transformative learning opportunity located on the Island Nation of Malta. Cooperation with the Joseph Calleja Foundation and the Malta School of Music brings you the best in voice instructors and coaches from Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, and the Metropolitan Opera of New York. Transform your voice while enjoying a beautiful and memorable experience among friends, enjoying housing on St. Thomas Bay Beach. Get to know opera superstar Joseph Calleja and create good connections with instructors who make a difference in the opera world.

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Deadline March 30: Mikael Eliasen Voice Program at Curtis Summerfest 2018

Discover what it means to be an opera singer. The Mikael Eliasen Voice Program at Curtis Summerfest is designed for young singers considering entering conservatory, and is open to students of high school and undergraduate age. Singers in this select program pursue activities focused on vocal artistry, surrounded by elite faculty from Curtis Institute of Music’s renowned vocal studies department. Private voice lessons, daily master classes, opportunities to perform, alexander technique and more... Apply now! Final applications are due March 30 at noon EST. Visit for information.

Deadline March 15: Druid City Opera Workshop 2018

The Druid City Opera Workshop was recently featured in the January issue of Classical Singer Magazine. This is a vibrant and intensive week-long workshop including classes in acting, dance, combat, and music business along with master classes, private coachings, and performances of scenes and arias. The May time frame, and affordable fee, allows for Druid City to be conveniently paired with other programs later in the summer. No application fee - March 15 application deadline. See website for easy instructions, faculty listing, and additional information.

Apply now for Rochester's Classical Idol: deadline March 16!

Apply today to become 2018's Classical Idol! Over the last 12 years, Classical Idol has grown from a small regional contest to a world-renowned international vocal competition helping to launch careers. Singers from all over the world will compete and receive feedback from world-class judges in front of a live audience for cash prizes and consideration for solo performances with the Rochester Oratorio Society. This year's distinguished panel of judges includes Jonathan Beyer, Metropolitan Opera Artist and past Classical Idol winner! Visit us on Facebook to learn more about our past winners and their recent performances. Apply by March 16, 2018 at

Summer training in beautiful northern Michigan: Up North Vocal Institute 2018!

Join us for our eighth summer season at UNVI June 23 - July 22 2018! Come work with world class faculty in one of America's most beautiful resort areas. Daily lessons, fitness, Alexander technique and Body Mapping, guest master classes, multiple weekly performances and a gala scenes program are all integral to our well respected training program. It's going to be another UNVIlievable summer at UNVI 2018 - apply now! Deadline April 15!

International Lyric Academy in Italy Vicenza, Venice & Tarquinia (ILA): Musical Theater Program 2018!

The ILA Musical Theater Summer Training Program (MTSTP) is a professional, intense environment in which 30 Musical Theater performers High School through Adult hone their skills on stage, in showcases, in the studio and in seminars while in Italy. This unique opportunity to bring Musical Theater to an international audience while studying with some of the finest faculty in the world. The MTSTP trains students in courses such as Acting/Scene Study, Musical Scene Study, Vocal Performance, Vocal Technique, Dance Program, Audition Technique, and the Business of Theatre. This program is for High School thru Adult. Apply now at

Free your voice in NYC this summer: Respiro Opera 2018

Free the body, free the breath, free the voice! Respiro Opera, NYC is an intensive training program designed to aid the artistic development of the emerging young professional. Classes focus on the breath and physical freedom with hands on Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, and Yoga specifically tailored for singers. The freeing of the body is compatible with all vocal techniques. For more information about the faculty and testimonials go to: Applications due March 11th.

Apply today: German Vocal Arts Institute's Summer Program 2018 in Seattle, WA

Apply today: Die Zauberflöte-Magic Flute and German Art Song and Operetta in Seattle, WA - July 28 - August 12, 2018 Passionate about singing and about the German language, we believe that with the help of native speakers you can develop an authentic German sound that gets you excited about singing in a foreign language and raises your confidence on stage. Perform a full role with dialogues in a semi-staged production of the Magic Flute and sing in a recital of Lieder, opera and operetta. Improve your German with native German speakers and learn how to audition in Germany. Don't worry, if you are a beginner in German. We are there to help you. Learn more:

Deadline TODAY (February 26, 2018): Academy of Vocal Arts

Apply to AVA today! The Academy of Vocal Arts 2018 Audition deadline is February 26, 2018. 2018 Audition Dates will take place on Monday, March 19, 2018 and Tuesday, March 20, 2018. The Academy of the Vocal Arts is the only nationally accredited conservatory in the United States exclusively devoted to the training of young opera singers, tuition-free. Artists from throughout the states and all over the world audition to study and perform in AVA’s four-year program. For information on our faculty, details can be found here:

Deadline March 10: International Young Artists Project 2018

Come to the heart of Tuscany and have an unparalleled opportunity to study and perform Musical Theater, Mozart’s REQUIEM, Puccini’s GIANNI SCHICCHI and an evening of Italian art songs. Perform opera with orchestra under the baton of Maestro Romolo Gessi of Trieste, and prepare opera scenes with Paolo Bellocci of Firenze’s Maggio Musicale. Solo opportunities in Mozart open, as are SCHICCHI roles: especially interested in men’s voices for this production. There are two tracks: Track 1 is June 23-July 15 priced at $4995 and includes coaching/participation in all of above. Track 2 is July 1-July 15 priced at $4595, concentrates on oratorio/opera. Deadline March 10! See for all that you are getting—hotel, transportation, meals.

Tuition-free world class training in Milan: Teatro alla Scala Academy Young Artist Program 2018-20

DO YOU WANT VOICE TRAINING AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S FOREMOST TEMPLES OF OPERA? The La Scala Academy of Lyric Opera is the choice for you! The program (tuition free!) hones your interpretation of opera and chamber repertoire through coaching in vocal scores, vocal technique, and stage presence, body language techniques and physical expression under the guidance of artists of the caliber of Luciana D’intino, Renato Bruson, Luciana Serra, Eva Mei, Gregory Kunde, to name a few. Concerts with orchestra or piano, festivals of chamber music at La Scala and tours in Italy and abroad are planned. Lessons in Italian for foreigners will also be provided and participants are given a monthly stipend! Application deadline: March 6, 2018

TUITION FREE: The Marc and Eva Stern SongFest - Los Angeles Opera Fellowship Program 2018

NEW COLLABORATION! SONGFEST and LOS ANGELES OPERA. The Marc & Eva Stern SongFest - Los Angeles Opera Fellowship Program: Full fellowships for a few emerging professional singers. LA Opera & SongFest announce a new partnership to launch The Marc & Eva Stern SongFest - Los Angeles Opera Fellowship Program. Now in its 23rd year, SongFest is a training program, festival and gathering for singers & pianists in song and recital repertoire. Fellows will study SONG at SongFest (May 12-Jun 3) and opera at LAO June 4-10. Faculty includes LAO musical staff & guest artists connected with LA Opera. Dates: May 12-June 10, Colburn School and LAO. Info: DEADLINE: Mar 2 (recorded or live Feb 23)

Deadline March 18: Apply Today for the 2018 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition

The Jensen Foundation supports America’s most promising young opera professionals with its annual Vocal Competition. Singers compete for their share of $41,500 in awards, including a $15,000 First Place award. The competition takes place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City May 21-26. The singing environment is well-organized and supportive with professional accompanists and preliminary judges. Twelve finalists are chosen to perform before the Finals Judges who are distinguished in the world of opera. After the competition, finalists may request feedback from the judges. Apply today, and join us in New York this May!

Apply now: Varna International Opera Academy in Bulgaria 2018

Varna International Opera Academy: Puccini’s La Rondine – Fully-staged; Kurt Weill’s Street Scene – Fully-staged; Ravel’s L'enfant et les Sortileges – Semi-staged. Bulgaria: May 20 to June 17, 2018 This is the opportunity you have been looking for! To perform in productions of La Rondine, Street Scene and L’enfant et les Sortileges with professional orchestra in the enchanting country of Bulgaria! Auditions are now underway for this Opera Academy combining prestigious performance opportunities with world-class training under the tutelage of internationally renowned faculty. Limited scholarships available for male singers and apprentices! Full details and applications forms at:

Auditions in February: Greve Opera Academy 2018!

Now in our 4th season, the Greve Opera Academy is a collaboration between CT Lyric Opera, the CT Virtuosi and the town of Greve in Chianti (Florence). The Academy provides young singers the opportunity to learn from world-class faculty and perform leading roles in fully staged operas with professional orchestra. We focus on providing artistic excellence combined with practical professional experience. The 2018 Academy will feature productions of Aida and Le Nozze di Figaro as well as other concerts throughout Tuscany including Florence, San Gimignano, Greve and elsewhere. In the first 3 seasons, attendees have come from the US, Italy, Canada, China, among others, and many have gone on to perform with CLO in the US in main-stage productions.

LAST CALL! Apply by February 18 for live/video auditions. Casting will start immediately! Angels Vocal Art Summer Opera Intensive 2018 2

West Coast SUMMER OPERA INTENSIVE: Apply Today! LAST CALL! Apply by February 18 for live/video auditions. Casting will start immediately! EMERGING PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM: July 2-21, 2018 • California State University, Los Angeles. An intensive opera workshop for exceptional emerging professional singers (all voice types). Features leading roles in Bernstein’s Candide, a fully staged production with professional orchestra at the state-of-the-art theatre “A Noise Within” and much more...STUDIO ARTISTS PROGRAM: June 24 – July 28, 2018 • California State University, Los Angeles. An intensive opera workshop for collegiate level singers (advanced high school singers may also be considered). Features leading roles in Opera Potpourri and supporting/ensemble roles in Bernstein’s Candide. Provides an opportunity to create a complete professional audition package and much more...

ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY! James Toland Vocal Arts Competition 2018

ONLY ONE WEEK UNTIL THE FINAL DEADLINE! Don't miss out! The 5th annual JTVA Vocal Competition welcomes exceptional singing in genres from opera, oratorio and art songs, to jazz, musical theater and cabaret standards. There are no specific age, education or residency requirements. Two levels of competition based on vocal experience are offered and ALL finalists receive a cash award. Awards total over $24,000, as well as soloist performance opportunities with the Oakland Symphony, the Masterworks Chorale in San Mateo CA, and a 2019 music festival in Provence, France. Applications will be accepted only until February 18, 2018.

Application deadline approaching February 19th! Opera Lucca 2018

Study Italian opera and language in Lucca, Puccini's beautiful hometown in Tuscany. Opera Lucca offers immersion in operatic and conversational Italian. Singers and pianists will prepare arias and scenes for performances, coached by world-class faculty who are either native Italians or experts in the language. Mornings are dedicated to language classes at the Lucca Italian School. Lucca is close to Florence, Pisa, Rome, beaches, and the weekends are free to travel around Italy. The festival runs from June 11th to July 6th. Please visit our website at

Excellent training for young singers: Schmidt Vocal Institute (SVI) 2018

The Schmidt Vocal Institute (SVI) nurtures and mentors the development of talented, young singers from 15-18 years old. The curriculum focuses on training singers to have a healthy technique, improved musicianship, and outstanding performance skills. Singers study with the Miami University voice faculty as well as the 2018 guest faculty, including Nathan and Julie Gunn, Sylvia McNair, and Brian Zeger. In a special partnership with Cincinnati Opera, singers see a performance of La Traviata and attend a master class with a Cincinnati Opera Principal Artist. With courses in lyric diction, acting, Alexander Technique, historical performances, and vocal health, the course culminates with two public performances on campus in Oxford, OH.

Study in Italy's famed Musical City: Canta in Italia 2018

Canta in Italia "Sing in Italy" Experience Tuscany Now entering its 14th summer of study abroad, Canta in Italia offer singers the unforgettable experience of living and studying in the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca. Located 45 minutes west of Florence, the city where opera was born, Lucca offers a small town experience with easy access to Italy's major cultural center. Puccini, Boccherini and Catalani were all born in Lucca, known throughout Italy as "the musical city". From June 4 through June 30, students are immersed in Italian language and culture, and stimulated by an intensive course of vocal study and performance. The program includes 2 hours of daily language instruction by native speakers, voice lesson and/or coaching sessions, weekly master classes with Alan Held and Claudia Catania. Apply now.

Calling all male voices and mezzos/contraltos: Halifax Summer Opera Festival 2018!

Opera Canada says that "the Halifax Summer Opera Festival has proven the rumours of opera's demise are false. The Festival's passionate young performers and exuberant audiences of all ages clearly share a love for the art form and a commitment to its future." We're the largest opera festival east of Toronto! For our second round of casting we invite applications from men and mezzos (all soprano roles are cast). We have limited but excellent roles for all male voices (including countertenors) and mezzos/contraltos in our mainstage operas: L'Incoronazione di Poppea, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Don Giovanni. Join us on the East Coast of Canada in beautiful Nova Scotia this summer for the 14th annual Halifax Summer Opera Festival!

Free to apply, submit by March 15: Russian Opera Workshop 2018

“Every summer since 2011, [Ghenady] Meirson has conducted Russian Opera Workshop... familiarizing vocal students from all over with the idiom and offering free performances of two focal works.” (OPERA NEWS). SUMMER 2018 - Free to apply. Submit by March 15, 2018 - SUMMER 2018: “Prince Igor” by Borodin (June 4 - 29); “Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky (July 9 - August 2). Artists take daily Russian language classes, and perform in vocal and professional development master classes, Russian Romances concerts, and operas. VOCAL MASTER CLASSES with Angela Meade, Stephen Costello, Florence Quivar and Benita Valente. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MASTER CLASSES with Thor Eckert, Academy of Vocal Arts and Sandra Hormozi, Encompass Arts.

Final audition dates: Martina Arroyo Foundation's celebrated Prelude to Performance Program 2018!

APPLY NOW for Martina Arroyo Foundation's celebrated Prelude to Performance Program! Final live auditions February 16-18, 2018. Prelude, June 4-July 15, will present Falstaff and Don Pasquale, fully staged with orchestra in original language at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, NYC. Still tuition free with limited stipends. Don't miss this opportunity to work with Martina Arroyo and her excellent staff in New York!

Deadline February 1: The Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition 2018

Application deadline February 1, 2018. Fee $30. Late application deadline February 15, 2018. Fee $50. The Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition: Semifinals April 7, 2018, NYC; Finals Concert 4/14/18 in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In 1977 the Oratorio Society of New York inaugurated an annual Solo Competition designed to encourage the art of oratorio singing and to give talented young singers an opportunity to advance their careers. The Competition has become international in scope and well-known in the music world and is the only major competition to focus exclusively on oratorio singing. $22,000 in cash prizes. Age Limit 40 years – must be born after Jan. 1, 1978. Open to singers who are early in their oratorio career.

Manhattan Opera Studio Summer Festival 2018: Final deadlines approaching!

Manhattan Opera Studio, the Summer Program that brings you to Carnegie Hall announces auditions for the 2018 Summer Festival. We are celebrating our 5th anniversary with new productions to be staged and performed with the MOS Orchestra. From June 4th till August 1st, selected singers will participate in a full opera production, aria concerts, coachings and masterclasses with some of the most prestigious opera professionals in New York City. Please visit for more information!
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