• Joyce DiDonato Master Classes

    For Opera Singers Ages 18–35

    April 21–23, 2018

    Renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato presents a series of three master classes that focus on opera arias. Four singers will be selected to participate in this set of public events, which will be held in the 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: September 15, 2017
    • Application Deadline: January 24, 2018
    • Recommendation Deadline: January 31, 2018
    • Invited candidates will be notified by February 26, 2018.

    Application Requirements

    In addition to a completed online form, all applicants must submit a short biography (100 words maximum), a current headshot, a one-page resume, two letters of recommendation, and audition videos. The audition videos (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) in response to this question: Why do you sing?

    All materials must 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 email 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 email will be sent directly from DecisionDesk (not Carnegie Hall). Your references will have until January 31 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 accommodations are provided. Expenses of up to $500 (North America) and $1,000 (international) will be reimbursed to each participant traveling from outside the New York City area.