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Vocal Artists Management Services (VAMS) announces auditions for its new, exciting Emerging Artists Division!

Eligibility:  open to emerging professional classical singers looking to broaden their experience into higher professional marketability.  There are no restrictions, regarding country or nationality.

What we offer:  as a member of VAMS' Emerging Artists Division, each singer is under the umbrella of Vocal Artists Management Services, and provided with the following:

  • Visibility on the VAMS website

  • Professionally designed resumes, with VAMS logos

  • Specifically designed demo videos (using footage provided by the singer)

  • Advertisement in the VAMS Musical Spotlight newsletter and social media

  • Monthly information regarding Young Artist Programs, competitions, auditions, etc.

  • Opportunity to perform as part of VAMS' Virtual Online Recital Series

  • Opportunity to perform at VAMS' annual concert at the National Opera Center in New York (social distancing restrictions pending)

  • Interaction with VAMS staff and professional artists

  • Recommendation letters from VAMS

  • Ongoing advice regarding professional advancement and vocal health

  • Dynamic, international online community of singers, offering support and encouragement to you, as a creative singing artist

Fees:  membership in the VAMS Emerging Artists Division is for one year.  The cost is $49.99 per month, with a discount of one month free offered to those paying for a year (12 months) in advance.  VAMS collects no commission on artist engagements.


To audition:  send headshot, resume and links to video/audio recordings to:

Deadline:  There is no deadline to apply.




American tenor JOEL EDWARDS is making a real presence as a powerful interpreter of opera roles, as well as concert literature.

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Credits include:  Connecticut Lyric Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Wagner in Vermont Festival, Odyssey Opera, Opera North, Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra, Promenade Opera Project, Opera del West, American Classics, Halifax Summer Opera Festival.

Repertoire/roles include:  Florestan/Fidelio; Siegmund/Die Walküre; Rinuccio/Gianni Schicchi; Don Jose/Carmen; Candide; Tamino/Die Zauberflöte; Turiddu/Cavalleria Rusticana; Rodolfo/La bohème.

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For more regarding the Emerging Artists Division, click on the video above for a message from
VAMS Founder, Dr. James Greening-Valenzuela!





STEPHANIE ANN BALL performs as a soloist in opera, oratorio, in concert, and has also created concept programs that showcase the many contributions African Americans have made to classical music.

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Credits include:  Mid-Ohio Opera, Bach Society of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Arizona Opera, Central City Opera, Boulder Opera, Winter Opera St. Louis, Ambrosian Choristers, Jefferson Symphony.

Repertoire/roles include:  Adina/L'elisir d'amore; Mozart/Requiem, Exsultate, jubilate; Adele/Die Fledermaus; Weber/Mass in G; Frasquita/Carmen; Lucy/The Telephone; Poulenc/Gloria; Handel/Messiah.

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A Maryland native whose work has been described as both dynamic and versatile, tenor DAVID W. COOK is quickly distinguishing himself as a rising artist.  

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Credits include:  La Musica Lirica, Hub Opera Company, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Songfest, Rocky Mountain Music Festival, Tiziano Rossetti Music Festival, Cumberland Choral Society.

Repertoire/roles include:  Ernesto/Don Pasquale; Alfredo/La Traviata; Nadir/Les pêcheurs de perles; Romeo/Romeo et Juliette; Mozart/Coronation Mass; Beethoven/Choral Fantasy;

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MICHAEL GONZÁLEZ has been praised as having a "sweet and resonant" tenor voice and is quickly making himself known in the performing world.  

Compilation video:  Coming soon
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Credits include:  Boston Cathedral Singers, Piccola Opera, Cambridge Chamber Ensemble, Hartford Opera Theater, Parlor Opera Players, Greater Worcester Opera.

Repertoire/roles include:  Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni; Satyavan/Savitri; Hoffmann/Les contes d'Hoffmann; Albert Herring; Gérald/Lakmé; Aeneas/Dido and Aeneas; Tamino/Die Zauberflöte; Handel/Messiah; Rodolfo/La bohème.

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Acknowledged for his "vocal allure" and "fiery declamation" (San Diego Story), tenor ERIC LAINE has gained recognition as an innovative artist both on stage and in recital.  

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Credits include:  Hungarian State Opera, Opera Neo, Opera in the Heights, Mercury Chamber Orchestra, American Baroque Opera Co., Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, Red River Lyric Opera, Symphony of the Hills.

Repertoire/roles include:  Albert/Albert Herring; Ferrando/Così fan tutte; Beethoven/Symphony No. 9; Don Ramiro/La Cenerentola; Henrik/A Little Night Music; Alfred/Die Fledermaus; Bach/Coffee Cantata; Handel/Messiah.

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Quickly gaining a reputation for her crystalline coloratura, relentless high notes, and witty theatrics, soprano AMY MAPLES compels audiences with her fearless artistry and attention to detail.

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Credits include:  Crested Butte Music Festival; Opera Colorado; Bangor Symphony; Boulder Opera; Opera Theatre of the Rockies; Piedmont Opera; Knoxville Symphony; Brevard Symphony; Parish House Baroque; Colorado Springs Philharmonic; Loveland Opera Theater.

Repertoire/roles include:  Manon; Younger Alyce/Glory Denied; Cunegonde/Candide; Gilda/Rigoletto; Lucia/Lucia di Lammermoor; Orff/Carmina Burana; Mozart/Requiem; Brahms/Ein deutsches Requiem; Handel/Messiah; Poulenc/Gloria.   

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Praised by reviewers and audiences for his “profound” and “engaging” style, tenor BRADLEY KING is establishing himself as one of the most versatile singers in the USA.

Compilation video:  Coming soon
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Credits include:  Boston Early Music Festival; Apollo's Fire; Choir of St. John the Divine (Kent Tritle); Mountainside Baroque; Princeton Sound Kitchen; Makaris; Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble; SONARE; La Musica Lirica; Masterworks Chorale.

Repertoire/roles include:  Aeneas/Dido and Aeneas; Tam Lin/Tam Lin; Damon/Acis and Galatea; Anthony/Sweeney Todd; Gastone/La Traviata; Mozart/Requiem; Bach/Christmas Oratorio; Bach/Mass in B Minor.   

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Tenor JOSHUA ZABATTA has been praised for being a dynamic storyteller, an engaging performer, and his full, warm voice described by audiences as "audible chocolate." 

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Credits include:  Central City Opera, Union Avenue Opera, St. Louis Symphony, Opera Colorado, Loveland Opera, Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, Opera Steamboat, Boulder Opera.

Repertoire/roles include:  Bill/A Hand of Bridge; Don Jose/Carmen; Turiddu/Cavalleria Rusticana; Eduardo Jr., Xoloti/Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World; Bach/Mass in B Minor; Beethoven/Mass in C; Handel/Messiah; Bach/Magnificat.





Mezzo-Soprano KAITLYN TIERNEY enjoys working on a variety of repertoire, and recently received the Doctorate of Music degree from Temple University.

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Credits include:  Opera Saratoga; Opera Delaware; Opera Philadelphia; Wilmington Concert Opera; Spoleto Festival; Asheville Lyric Opera; Boheme Opera NJ;  Sewance Music Festival; 'dell Arte Ensemble; Brott Opera.

Repertoire/roles include:  Minerva/Il ritorno d’Ulisse; Dinah/Trouble in Tahiti; Dido/Dido and Aeneas; Jo/Little Women; Ursule/Béatrice et Bénédict; Charlotte/Werther; Elizabeth Proctor/The Crucible; Hansel/Hansel and Gretel; Dorabella/Cosi fan tutte.   





Bass-baritone ALLEN ADAIR is rapidly making an impact as a compelling interpreter of opera and classical music, already with vast professional experience.

Compilation video:  Coming soon

Credits include:  Central City Opera; Opera Colorado; Inland Northwest Opera; Boulder Opera; Loveland Opera Theater; Opera Fort Collins; Roswell Symphony; Colorado Bach Ensemble; Colorado Baroque Orchestra; Opera Steamboat.

Repertoire/roles include:  Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte; Barone Douphol/La Traviata; Ferrando/Il Trovatore; Bartolo/Le nozze di Figaro; Balthazar/Amahl and the Night Visitors; Bonoit/Alcindoro/La bohème; Commendatore/Don Giovanni; Faurè/Requiem.   

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