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 Carnegie Hall’s Judith and Burton Resnick Education Wing and streamed live online. Additional sessions on breathing, movement, and career development complete the program.
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Application deadline: October 15, 2015
Recommendation deadline: October 22, 2015
Invited candidates notified: November 24, 2015
In addition to a completed online form, all applicants must submit a short biography (limit 100 words), 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 (limit 250 words) 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 and 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 October 22 to complete and submit their confidential recommendations.
A $10 application fee is required at the time you submit your application.
Invited participants are expected to arrive in New York City the day before the master classes begin and depart the day after they conclude. Shared hotel accommodation is provided on that basis. Travel expenses of up to $350 (domestic) and $650 (international) will be reimbursed to each participant traveling from outside the New York City area.