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Verismo Opera's 27th Annual International Voice Competition

Artistic Director Lucine Amara invites vocalists of all ages worldwide to apply now to the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 27th Annual International Vocal Competition. The early bird registration deadline is July 31, 2015. The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) is the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) in Englewood, New Jersey. The nonprofit opera company is recognized for providing opportunities for artists to learn and perform in a professional environment with a live orchestra.

Preliminary auditions will take place at bergenPAC's Drapkin Cabaret & Lounge, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey, from November 1-14, 2015. The application deadline is October 31, 2015. Final auditions will take place in early 2016. The early bird registration fee, $55, is in effect through July 31, 2015, changing to $75 on August 1, 2015. Payment may be made securely online at verismopera.org/donate-2/ located at the bottom of the page or by check made out and sent to Verismo Opera, P.O. Box 3024, Fort Lee, NJ 07024-9024.

All applicants are required to send a resume, bio, a MP3 file or a CD containing at least three arias, an 8 x 10 black and white photo, and the application fee. Applicants will be notified if they are accepted into the competition. An application may be downloaded at verismopera.org/causes/competitions-2/. A professional accompanist will be provided to all participants at the preliminary and final auditions. This year, a free master class will be offered to applicants accepted to sing in the preliminary auditions in the vocal competition. Finalists will receive feedback; extensive free coaching on language, style and presentation; and be given the opportunity to perform in Verismo Opera's fully staged upcoming productions. Winners will receive cash awards totaling $3,500 ($2,000 first prize, $1,000 second prize and $500 third prize). For further information or to schedule an audition appointment, contact info@verismopera.org or call (201) 886-0561.
Posted 5/21/2015. Expires 10/31/2015.

Workshop A Cappella seeks soprano 1 and bass

The Workshop A Cappella is an NYC-based, semi-professional co-ed a cappella group made up of singers in our 20s and 30s. We rehearse weekly in the Union Square area, and perform throughout the year at gigs and charity events. We are currently accepting audition submissions for basses and soprano 1s! If you are interested in auditioning, please e-mail theworkshopnyc@gmail.com and include your name, voice part you are auditioning for, and a video of you singing a verse and chorus of a song of your choice (no show tunes, please) in a cappella. Please showcase your low range (basses) and high range (soprano 1s). Video submissions are due by May 29 at midnight. We can't wait to hear from you! Please like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/theworkshopnyc.
Posted 5/14/2015. Expires 5/30/2015.

Music director sought for Rising Voices Chorus

Music director needed for Rising Voices Chorus, an artistic expression for cancer patients and survivors. The group's history: We started in January of 2014, inspired by a group in Ireland called "Something to Sing About" (www.stsa.ie). The objectives have been to create an opportunity for singers of all abilities to join together, singing upbeat and soulful songs. The time spent together is a time away from the usual cares of the day. The main goal is not a far-off performance, but to enjoy the present harmonies together (although the singers have recently chosen to sing for some cancer patients this spring). The group has been meeting during the academic year, September to June, on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. (This schedule could be adjusted.) For more information, please contact popkink@mskcc.org or call 646-888-0800.
Posted 5/12/2015. Expires 8/12/2015.

Manager sought for New Amsterdam Singers

New Amsterdam Singers, an Upper West Side-based NYC amateur chorus, seeks a part-time Manager experienced with performing arts or other non-profit organizations. The 70-voice non-profit chorus (which includes a 24-voice chamber chorus) is governed by a Board of Directors and led by Music Director and Founder Clara Longstreth. The chorus performs three concert programs each year. The Manager reports to the Board and, as appropriate, to the Music Director, and is responsible for all aspects of running the chorus, including concert management and operations, publicity and bookkeeping. The Manager is also expected to guide and support the marketing and development activities of the chorus, including managing and maintaining all its databases. Interested candidates can find the full position description and application procedures at www.nasingers.org/mgrjob. More information about the New Amsterdam Singers can be found on our web site: www.nasingers.org.
Posted 5/11/2015. Expires 8/11/2015.

Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute Workshop July 27-29

The third 2015 Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute Workshop will be held from July 27 to July 29 at Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. This three-day event is open to choral conductors from around the world who wish to enhance their careers, expand their contacts and have an intensive experience with 2014 Ditson Conductor's Award winner Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, one of the world’s leading choral conductors. The HRCCI includes rehearsal and performance conducting opportunities, one-on-one instruction and individual guidance.

Rosenbaum has conducted over 1,600 concerts during his 40+ year career. He has conducted and taught at the Juilliard School, Queens College and Adelphi University, and is currently Associate Professor and Director of Choirs at the University at Buffalo.

The Institute is limiting enrollment to 12 conductors for each workshop so each participant will receive close attention and hands-on guidance. Each attendee will receive a private lesson, plus opportunities to rehearse the choir comprised of the participants and others, with constructive feedback by Rosenbaum. For complete details, including workshop brochures and application forms, please visit www.haroldrosenbaum.com/institute.shtml. Questions can be directed to Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at jamesarts@att.net.
Posted 5/8/2015. Expires 7/27/2015.

Solstice Singers seek bass, tenor and alto

The Solstice Singers, a small Manhattan group led by William Lyon Lee, are looking for new singers, especially bass, tenor and alto. We are now singing "Songs from the Americas" (Brazil, Mexico and the USA). If you're interested, e-mail williamly1@juno.com.
Posted 5/3/2015. Expires 7/3/2015.

Singers wanted for St. George's Choral Society Summer Festival June 2-13

Singers wanted--all parts--for the St. George's Choral Society's Summer Festival, a two-week choral intensive beginning on June 2 with public performance on June 13. Repertoire: Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Poulenc's Gloria with organ, percussion and harp. Participation costs $175.00 for those who apply early and are accepted and pay by May 8 and $225.00 for those who apply and are accepted and pay by June 2. In certain instances, financial aid may be available. Go to www.stgeorgeschoralsociety.org/summer_festival.html for more details.
Posted 5/1/2015. Expires 6/2/2015.

Choral Chameleon Institute June 12-19

The Choral Chameleon Institute is an eight-day (June 12-19) intensive workshop at St. Paul's Carroll Street in Brooklyn, designed to immerse emerging composers and conductors of choral music in the intricacies of the choral idiom in a nurturing environment surrounded by respected professionals. It gives students an opportunity to explore and experiment with writing and conducting techniques in a "best-case scenario. During the course of the institute, many new pieces of choral music are cultivated and ultimately publicly performed, with live recording of the concert. Standards of the choral repertoire serve as a springboard for young conductors to work on challenging matters of gesture, musicianship and rehearsal technique. Generous lab and podium time is given to all participants to ensure maximum practical and hands-on experience. The Choral Chameleon Institute also places heavy emphasis on ear training and analysis as means of deep, joyful discovery and informed, innovative interpretation.

We are accepting no more that 12 composers and 3 conductors this year. The full cost of tuition and fees totals $905 ($850 tuition, plus a non-refundable $55 application fee). There are up to six half-scholarships available, based on merit and financial need. Applications and more information about this program can be found on the Choral Chameleon website at www.choralchameleon.com/institute.html.
Posted 4/30/2015. Expires 6/19/2015.

Elissa Weiss offers new Everybody Can Sing workshops

On Wednesday, May 13, my next Everybody Can Sing ® workshop begins. My workshop is for adults who think they can't sing, who are afraid to sing, or who want to sing again. The students I teach -- lawyers, social workers, architects, psychotherapists, computer programmers, secretaries, nurses, librarians and playwrights -- have learned to sing, alone or in groups.

Everybody Can Sing ® beginners singing workshop: 6 Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 PM -- May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17. Price: $195. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue

For students who have taken the workshop or its equivalent, I am offering a follow-up class, Everybody Can Sing ® Part 2: 4 Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 PM -- July 8, 15, 22, 29. Price: $130. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue

To register for these classes, visit www.92y.org/Class/Everybody-Can-Sing-2.aspx.

Private singing lessons are also available. For more information about me and my work, look at my web site, www.everybodycansing.com.
Posted 4/23/2015. Expires 7/8/2015.

CONCORA Summer Festival July 19-25 in Berlin, CT

CONCORA is thrilled to announce our Summer Festival 2015, which will bring renowned choral conductor Joseph D’Eugenio to the Summer Festival podium for the first time. His program is constructed of four sets of pieces. Highlights include Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna in five movements, A Red, Red Rose by James Mulholland, and Come, Let Us Sound with Melody by Connecticut composer Peter Niedmann.

The Festival will be held from July 19-25 in the beautiful, air-conditioned, centrally-located Bethany Covenant Church in Berlin, Connecticut. Singers are invited to apply to participate in the festival, a special musical opportunity that allows all to embrace the choral art in intense rehearsal, study, and performance, all laced with laughter, camaraderie, sociability and good food.

Experienced choral singers are invited to apply. You can download an application here, send an e-mail inquiry to claird@concora.org or contact us at 860-293-0567 to receive application information for CONCORA's Summer Festival 2015. The application form contains detailed information about Festival logistics, music, social events, and more.

Special scholarship opportunities are offered to qualified high school and college-aged singers. You must complete the Festival application form and a Scholarship application form. In addition, we require an essay explaining your interest in CONCORA’s Summer Festival, and a letter of recommendation from your choir director, music teacher, or other musician who is familiar with your vocal abilities. Download the forms or contact the office at 860-293-0567.
Posted 4/21/2015. Expires 7/19/2015.

American Freedom Choral Society needs singers for the opera Masada

The American Freedom Choral Society needs singers for the opera Masada. Scheduled performances are Saturday, June 20 at 3 PM and Sunday, June 21 (two performances) at 2 PM and 5 PM. Singers will be paid for rehearsal time and performances. Contact Harry Bialor at 718-375-8669 or HarryBialor@optonline.net.
Posted 4/15/2015. Expires 6/21/2015.

Elision chamber choir seeks singers

High-level amateur chamber choir, exploring a cappella literature, looking for good singers who can sight-sing: soprano 1, alto 2, tenor 2/baritone. Monday night rehearsals 7-9:30 PM, Upper West Side. Visit www.facebook.com/ElisionNYC.
Posted 3/6/2015. Expires 6/6/2015.

ChoralFest USA, June 14, 2015 at Symphony Space

ChoralFest USA, A Celebration of American Choral Music, was created by Harold Rosenbaum to delight and inspire audiences with performances of choral works written by American composers since the time of Aaron Copland, the dean of American composers. This annual event, to be held at Symphony Space on Broadway and 95th Street in New York City, will feature choirs from the New York region and beyond, singing in a free marathon concert. Each choir selected through the application process will perform for 15 to 20 minutes. The final performance of the event will include the audience and choirs in a sing-along of Randall Thompson’s most popular work, Alleluia. Our hope and dream is to give choirs public exposure in an important New York City venue, to inspire choir directors to explore the vast repertoire of American choral music for future concerts, and to reinforce a love of American choral music in audience members.

The June 14, 2015 concert will be free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30 PM. In the spirit of Symphony Space's legendary "Wall to Wall" events, audience members may come and go as they please, subject to seating availability, throughout the day.

We have selected all of our choirs for the June 14, 2015 event. For choirs wishing to perform at our June 4, 2016 event, please download and fill in the informational form. Applications must include a proposed repertoire of American music (15 to 20 minutes total, including pauses) and links to audio/visual samples of the choir in performance. There are no application fees or participation fees for choirs performing in ChoralFest USA. American composers are defined as composers born in the United States, or those who immigrated to the USA and whose creative life was/is focused primarily in the USA. Choirs may present a cappella music or music for choir and instruments. All ensembles using instruments other than a piano will provide their own players and instruments at their own expense. A piano will be available to choirs for the concert. Any questions? Visit choralfestusa.org/ or contact Edie Rosenbaum, Managing Director, at cnssoprano@gmail.com.
Posted 3/2/2015. Expires 6/14/2015.

Bass and tenor sought for The Kachanov Singers

The Kachanov Singers, a high-level professional ensemble of dedicated singers, is looking for a bass and tenor for alternate Tuesday evening rehearsals in Manhattan (7:00-9:30 PM). To apply, e-mail kachsingers@gmail.com.
Posted 2/23/2015. Expires 5/23/2015.

The Singing Experience workshops

The Singing Experience was launched in 1977 by two-time MAC Award Winning Director Linda Amiel Burns for aspiring singers and anyone with a "song in their heart" to learn to conquer their fears, sing out with confidence in a non-competitive, nurturing, supportive and encouraging environment. You will learn all the techniques and communications skills necessary to be a "star" on the stage and in life. There have been nearly 500 completed workshops with 5,000+ graduates, and hundreds of cabaret acts and revues directed and booked over the years. These renowned life-changing workshops have been featured on The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning and others including a story in The New York Times (www.nytimes.com/2009/03/01/nyregion/01cabaret.html). The next workshop "Pick Yourself Up!" begins on February 10. For registration and more info, visit www.SingingExperience.com, e-mail Linda at Linda@SingingExperience.com or phone 212-315-3500. See hundreds of performers on www.youtube.com/singingexperience.
Posted 1/26/2015. Expires 5/26/2015.

Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop in Tuscany

The Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop is expanding. Due to the many conducting applicants each year that we are not able to accommodate with only one session, Simon Carrington, Bronislawa Falinska and Brian O'Connell are delighted to offer two sessions for this, our 12th summer in Sarteano (Tuscany). The first session (July 19-26) will be entirely devoted to sacred music. This session will culminate in a performance in Chiesa di San Francesco, a longstanding wish of Simon's that the final concert be held in one of Sarteano's beautiful churches. The second session (July 29-August 5) will consist of mixed repertoire, and will conclude with a final concert in Sarteano's architectural jewel, Il Teatro Comunale degli Arrischianti. Please visit our website at www.sarteanochoralworkshop.com/english/testimonials.html and read testimonials from our past participants, if you would like to learn more about joining us for this uniquely collaborative workshop experience.

Both sessions offer our participants the same time frames for conducting and singing, and in the Musica Sacra session, Bronislawa will offer plainchant singing, in an authentic setting. We are now accepting applications for both summer sessions! This exhilarating and collaborative workshop has been designed for choral conductors and music educators who are interested in rehearsing and performing chamber choral music. Come join conductors from all over the world and leave inspired and refreshed. Also, we heartily welcome qualified singers who are interested in attending the workshop in a non-conducting capacity; that love to sing in a chamber group environment and/or are specifically looking to learn rehearsal and conducting techniques.

There are three possible tiers of participation: Full Conductor, Conducting Auditor and Singer. Up to two graduate credits are available through The Boston Conservatory.

  • Full Conductors -- Daily podium time to conduct your assigned piece in Simon Carrington's daily 4.5 hour Master Class.
  • Conducting Auditors -- You will have a private filmed lesson with Simon and rehearse/conduct in the morning session. Over the course of the week, two Conducting Auditors are chosen to conduct a piece in the final concert from the morning repertoire.
EVERYONE sings -- the master class uses the entire workshop ensemble as its laboratory, so everyone receives the benefits of each day's master class with Simon. Each day, the afternoon session will consist of Master Classes with Simon. This year we are again delighted to offer a Q&A/Dialogue session with Simon. The first part of the morning session consists of group Vocal Pedagogy with Bronislawa Falinska (utilizing the Rohmert Method of Functional Voicetraining) where you will explore new and unique ways to create personal and ensemble sound. I look forward to working with you on developing a vital chamber choir, emphasizing effective rehearsal strategy and interpersonal ensemble cohesiveness, in the second part of our morning session.

Come celebrate the 11th consecutive year of Simon, Broni and I working together in Sarteano, and enjoy the opportunity to work within a collegial mix of international particpants. For a detailed description of the workshop, testimonials from our alumni, and an online application form, please visit our website:at www.sarteanochoralworkshop.com or contact: Gail Leicher +1 781-652-0158.
Posted 1/2/2015. Expires 7/2/2015.

Cantus seeks tenors, baritones and basses for 2015-16 season

Cantus, the nation's only full-time, artist-led vocal ensemble, seeks materials from tenors, baritones and basses for the '15/'16 season. Renewable, salaried positions with benefits package (medical/dental/disability/403b match). Internationally-touring ensemble based in arts-rich Twin Cities. 70+ concerts and 30+ outreach activities each season. Rep spans all periods and genres. Represented by Alliance Artist Management, with numerous recordings. Postmark deadline: January 2, 2015. Auditions: February 20, 2015. Contact audition@cantussings.org for more info. To apply, go to cantussings.org/audition.
Posted 10/9/2014. Expires 12/1/2015.