Monday, January 6, 2014

For High School Singers

Passing along info for young singers, their parents, and teachers:

Do you know a fabulous young singer? Encourage them to audition for Washington National Opera's Opera Institute 2014 at American University.

This inspiring three-week summer program brings passionate, talented young musicians together in the nation's capital to experience opera in a professional and nurturing environment that only a world-class opera company can provide. Dedicated classical singers thrive from the Opera Institute's intense and focused curriculum, which prepares students for college performance programs and beyond.

June 23–July 12 | Ages 15–18
WNO Opera Institute 2014 at American University

All students must submit an online application on or before Mon., Jan. 20.

Auditions for the WNO Opera Institute 2014 program will be held in Washington, D.C., on Sat., Jan. 25 and Sun., Feb. 2 at the Kennedy Center. All video auditions must be received by Mon., Jan. 20.

Repertoire requirements: Please prepare two art songs; one must be in Italian. Arias from the standard operatic repertoire are not permitted. Art songs such as those in 24 Italian Songs and Arias and similar are suggested. An accompanist will be provided.

To schedule a live audition, or for additional information on audition requirements, tuition, scholarships, program details, and how to apply, please call (202) 416-8846 or e-mail

WNO Opera Institute singers will have the option to compete in the Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition at American University on Sat., June 21. Singers can receive feedback and compete for cash awards. Past adjudicators and master clinicians include Sherrill Milnes, Nicholas Muni, and Cynthia Lawrence.


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