Founded by iconic mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, one of America’s great artists, this annual celebration of art song nurtures gifted young singers. Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and baritone Sir Thomas Allen join Ms. Horne in an intensive weeklong series of coaching sessions and master classes for rising vocal talents. Invited participants will receive a private coaching with either Ken Noda or Warren Jones, and will also have the opportunity to attend two Spotlight Recitals as well as the culminating event, the Marilyn Horne Song Celebration.
Application deadline: October 1, 2015Recommendation deadline: October 8, 2015Invited candidates notified: November 6, 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 four songs (no arias, musical theater selections, or popular songs):
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 8 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 workshop begins and depart the day after it concludes. 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.
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