Joyce DiDonato Master Classes
For Opera Singers
April 4–8, 2020
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 held in the Resnick Education Wing and streamed live online. Additional sessions on breathing, movement, and career development complete the program.
2018 Joyce DiDonato Master Class 1/3
2018 Joyce DiDonato Master Class 2/3
2018 Joyce DiDonato Master Class 3/3
- Application Available: September 14, 2019
- Application Deadline: December 15, 2019
- Recommendation Deadline: January 1, 2020
- Invited Participants Notified: by January 30, 2020
- Program Duration: April 4–8, 2020
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 the applicant’s choice. Please be mindful of including only opera arias (rather than oratorio or musical theater repertoire) and do not submit more than the two examples requested. Applicants will also need to submit a short essay (250 words maximum) in response to the following question: Why do you sing?
All materials must be submitted electronically through Acceptd, 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 references (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 Acceptd, (not Carnegie Hall). Your references will have until January 1, 2020, to complete and submit their confidential recommendations.
A $15 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 begins and depart the day after they concludes. Shared hotel accommodations are provided. Expenses for each participant traveling from outside the New York City area will be reimbursed up to $600 (inside North America) and $1,200 (outside North America).
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato’s performances have been called “a model of singing in which all components of the art form—technique, sound, color, nuance, diction—come together in service to expression and eloquence” by The New York Times. The revered singer presents a series of three public master classes for young opera singers who were chosen from an international pool of applicants. Click here to explore more Workshops and Master Classes.
Lead support for workshops and master classes is provided by Beatrice Santo Domingo, and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony B. Evnin and A.E. Charitable Foundation.
Workshops and master classes are made possible, in part, by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari.
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