We will be encouraging that all Opera/Art song institute apply through YAP tracker.
Applicants for the Opera Institute are required to submit two contrasting operatic arias, one of which needs to be sung in French, Italian, or German.
Applicants will provide their Name, Address, Phone number, Email Address, Date of Birth, Education, Voice Type, Current Applied Teacher, Previous Voice Teachers, Web Address, Headshot, Resume, and Audition Materials via the online form provided below.
All application and audition materials including YouTube links, audio files, headshot, resume and must be submitted via a single link to an approved file sharing site such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or iCloud. For questions regarding submitting via file sharing visit the application section of the FAQ page.
Resumes may be submitted as PDF or Word Document files only, and should include the applicant’s first and last name and program of interest.
Video auditions need to be submitted as YouTube links, and audio auditions should be submitted as MP3 files, and should be included in the materials included in the single file sharing link. File names should include the applicant’s first and last name, program of interest, and the creation date of the recording. (Example: Emily Brown_Opera Institute_08/16.MP3)
All applicants will be contacted by The Vienna Summer Music Festival for a phone or video conference interview, and should receive an initial response in 3-5 business days.
An application fee of $35 is required for submission.
Scholarships are available, and will be awarded up to $1,500 to select applicants. For those applicants that are interested in applying for scholarship, a brief scholarship application essay of no more than 500 words answering the question, “What are your career goals, and how would a scholarship to the Vienna Summer Music Festival help you achieve those goals?”, a letter of recommendation, and a copy of the applicant’s unofficial transcripts (if applicable), should be sent in addition to application materials. The subject line should contain the applicant’s first and last name, program of interest, and the text “Scholarship Essay.”
Interested applicants will receive scholarship funds based upon their submitted audition materials and essay.
Scholarship Application Requirements:
1) 500 word Scholarship Essay answering, “What are your career goals, and how would a scholarship to the Vienna Summer Music Festival help you achieve those goals?”
2) A letter of scholarship recommendation (separate from general application letter of recommendation)
3) A copy of unofficial transcripts (If applicable)
All scholarship application materials should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letters of recommendation can be emailed by the recommender to email@example.com.