• Joyce DiDonato Master Classes

    For Opera Singers Ages 18–35

    October 29–31, 2016

    Renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato presents a series of three master classes focusing on opera arias. Four singers will be selected to participate in this set of public events, which will be held in the Judith and Burton Resnick Education Wing and streamed live online. Additional sessions on breathing, movement, and career development complete the program.

  • Joyce DiDonato 2016 Master Classes (Chris Lee)
  • Timeline

    • Application available: April 15, 2016
    • Application Deadline: June 15, 2016
    • Recommendation Deadline: June 20, 2016
    • Invited candidates will be notified by August 15, 2016

    Application Requirements

    In addition to a completed online form, all applicants must submit a short biography (100-word maximum), a current headshot, a one-page resume, two letters of recommendation, and an audition video. The audition video (audio-only files are not accepted) should include unedited performances of two arias, one in Italian and the other in a language of your choice. Applicants will also need to submit a short essay (250 words maximum) answering the question: “Why do you sing?”

    All materials will be submitted electronically through DecisionDesk, a service that provides a digital audition platform to many performing arts schools and programs. As part of the application, you will be asked to enter e-mail addresses for your recommenders—two are required, a third is optional. They will receive a link to an online recommendation form after you submit your completed application. Please note that this e-mail will be sent directly from DecisionDesk (not Carnegie Hall). Your references will have until June 20 to complete and submit their confidential recommendations.

    Application Fee

    A $10 application fee is required at the time you submit your application.

    Practical Information

    Invited participants are expected to arrive in New York City the day before the workshop begins and depart the day after it concludes. Shared hotel accommodation is provided on that basis. Expenses of up to $400 (domestic) and $750 (international) will be reimbursed to each participant traveling from outside the New York City area.