EMERGING ARTISTS DIVISION

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

Eligibility:  open to college/university/conservatory and emerging professional classical singers looking to "bridge the gap" between undergraduate vocal studies and 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:  vocalartistsmgmt@gmail.com

Deadline:  There is no deadline to apply.

ADRIANA
RUIZ

Soprano

Now residing in California, Cuban soprano ADRIANA RUIZ not only specializes in Early Music, but also plays the harp and sings in a number of other genres.

Compilation video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DksX7GiGAZs

Personal website:  http://www.cantadria.com/

Credits include:  Miami Lyric Opera; City Choir, Louisville;
Orfeón Santiago; Vocal Divas Ensemble, Cuba.

Repertoire/roles include:  Venus/Venus and Adonis; Bach/MagnificatHändel/Messiah; Strozzi/Che si puó fare; Caccini/Dolcissimo sospiro; Merula/Folle è ben che si crede; Stradella/San Giovanni Battista; Marin/Ojos pues me desdeñáis; Hidalgo/Ay, que me río de amor; Rameau/Platée.

YUNJI
SHIM

Soprano

YUNJI SHIM is winner of the 2019 Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition and 2018 Women's voice fellow of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation in Chicago.

Compilation videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUxDWTokonU

Credits include:  Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall; St. James Cathedral, Chicago; St. Petersburg Opera, FL; Union League Club, Chicago; Krannert Center for the Arts; Tryon Festival Theatre; Toronto Summer Music Festival.

Repertoire/roles include:  Cio-Cio San/Madama Butterfly; Mahler/Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; Donna Anna/Don Giovanni; Ottavia/L'incoronazione di PoppeaFlorinda/Rodrigo; Verdi/RequiemMahler/Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.

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

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EMERGING ARTISTS!

KATHERINE
BUZARD

Soprano

Soprano KATHERINE BUZARD has
performed a wide range of repertoire in the US and abroad.

Compilation video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4a2Tax_PrY

Personal website:  
https://katherinebuzardsoprano.weebly.com/

Credits include:  Angels Vocal Art Opera Intensive; Princeton University Opera Theater; Amherst Early Music Festival; Chicago Cultural Center; Union League Club of Chicago; Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana.

Repertoire/roles include:  Angelica/Suor Angelica; Venus/Venus and AdonisHändel/Messiah; Poppea/L'incoronazione di Poppea; Susannah/Susannah; Donna Anna/Don Giovanni; Meleagro/Atalanta; Brahms/Ein deutsches Requiem; Bach/Christmas Oratorio; Bach/Magnificat;
Mahler/Symphony No. 4.

ELENA
NEGRUTA

Soprano

Moldovan soprano ELENA NEGRUTA performs opera, oratorio and in concert.

Piangerò la sorte mia
(Giulio Cesare/Handel):  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk5tiRXw3Rk

Credits include:  Illinois Opera Theatre; Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana; La Nuova Aurora Opera; Opera Venezuela.

Repertoire/roles include:  Britten/A Ceremony of Carols; Händel/Messiah; Mozart/Mass in C Minor; Vivaldi/Gloria; Cleopatra/Giulio Cesare; Mother/Amahl and the Night Visitors; Cupidon/King Arthur; Lucy Brown/The Threepenny Opera.

CYNTHIA
HOLMAN

Soprano

Currently based in Oxford, UK, American soprano CYNTHIA HOLMAN performs opera, oratorio and in concert.

Compilation videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZaxefE3kUs

Credits include:  Festival l'Europa; Bergen International Festival, Norway; Vox Organi Festival; Northwest Opera; Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana; Houston Chamber Orchestra; Ars Lyrica Houston; Austin Baroque Orchestra.

Repertoire/roles include:  Rameau/Cantate Saint-Louis; Händel/Esther; Giulietta/Les contes d'Hoffmann; Ilia/Idomeneo; Mozart/Exsultate, jubilate; Mozart/Missa brevis in G; Sorceress/Dido and Aeneas; Pergolesi/Stabat Mater.

CLAIRE
KUTTLER

Soprano

American soprano CLAIRE KUTTLER is an active performer of opera, oratorio, and in concert.

Compilation videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxOOrUhwc7o
Personal website:  
http://www.clairekuttler.com/

Credits include:  Metropolitan Opera; Anchorage Opera; DCINY, Carnegie Hall; Opera Birmingham; Palm Beach Opera; Bel Cantanti Opera; Green Mountain Opera Festival; Handel Baroque Society; Central City Opera; New Rochelle Opera; Crested Butte Music Festival.

Repertoire/roles include:  Mimì/La bohème; Countess/Le nozze di Figaro; Brahms/Ein deutsches Requiem; Antonia/Les contes d'Hoffmann; Hanna Glawari/The Merry Widow; Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni; Micaëla/Carmen; Barber/Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

MEGAN
STAPLETON

Soprano

Soprano and Texas native MEGAN STAPLETON excels in early music, opera, oratorio, musical theater and contemporary music.

Compilation videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXwKKUmvdnw
Personal website:  
http://www.meganstapleton.com/

Credits include:  Houston Grand Opera; Charlottesville Opera; Galveston Symphony Orchestra; Houston Baroque; Boston Early Music Festival; Boston Metro Opera; Ars Lyrica; Texas Music Festival; G & S Society of Houston; Lumedia Musicworks.

Repertoire/roles include:  Nannetta/Falstaff; Princess Ida/Princess Ida; Handel/Messiah; Mozart/Exsultate, jubilate; Mabel/The Pirates of Penzance; Zerlina/Don Giovanni; Schubert/Mass in G; Aline/The Sorcerer.

ALEXANDRIA
CRICHLOW

Soprano

Soprano ALEXANDRIA CRICHLOW is rapidly making her mark in the genres of opera, oratorio, and as a concert recitalist.

Compilation video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rXxxMlG_6g

Personal website:  https://www.alexandriacrichlow.com/

Credits include:  Philadelphia Orchestra; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Amalfi Coast Music Festival; Mannes Opera; Professional Performing Arts; Bouchaine Young Artist Series.

Repertoire/roles include:  Suor Angelica; Maria/Porgy and Bess; Handel/Messiah; Mozart/Mass in G; Madame Lidoine/Dialogues des Carmélites; Donna Anna/Don Giovanni; Liu/Turandot; Countess/Le nozze di Figaro; Bach/Magnificat; Verdi/Messa da Requiem.

KELLY
MOREL

Mezzo-soprano

Originally from Los Angeles, mezzo-soprano KELLY MOREL has
now made her home in Kansas City, Missouri, where she performs regularly with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and throughout the Heartland region.
 

Compilation video Coming soon

Personal website:  https://www.kellyleemorel.com/

Credits include:  Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Aspen Music Festival; Opera NEO; Varna International Opera Academy; Topeka Symphony; Musica Sacra.

Repertoire/roles include:  Duruflé/Requiem; Mahler/Symphony No. 2; Désirée Armfeldt/A Little Night Music/Marcellina/Le nozze di Figaro; Third Lady/Die Zauberflöte; Alisa/Lucia di Lammermoor; Mrs. Massey/The Shining (Moravec); Beethoven/Mass in C.

KAREN
ALBERT

Mezzo-soprano

A resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan, mezzo-soprano KAREN ALBERT performs opera, with an emphasis on oratorio and concert work.

Habanera (Carmen/Bizet)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNAf7_xTv1w&feature=youtu.be

Credits include:  Pine Mountain Music Festival; Opera Grand Rapids; Grand Rapids Symphony; Alpena Symphony Orchestra; Soo Opera; Gaylord Community Orchestra.

Repertoire/roles include:  Mozart/Requiem; Elgar/Sea Pictures; Carmen; Katisha/The Mikado; Beethoven/Symphony No. 9; Händel/Utrecht Te Deum; Larsen/Raspberry Island Dreaming; Bach/Magnificat; Haydn/Mass in the Time of War.

KARA
TAFT

Soprano

KARA TAFT, an emerging soprano hailing from Minnesota, is a versatile vocal artist whose performance expertise includes opera, operetta, and both classical and contemporary musical theatre.

Compilation videoComing soon
Personal website:  https://www.karataft.com/

Credits include:  Lyric Theatre @ Illinois; Opera; Sinfonia da Camera; Artistry MN; LTI & Beth Morrison Projects; Lyric Arts Main Street Stage; Lakeshore Players; Burnsville Summer Theatre; Blue Water Theatre.

Repertoire/roles include:  Marguerite/Faust; Laetitia/The Old Maid and the Thief; Cousin Hebe/HMS Pinafore;  Desirée/A Little Night Music; Witch/Into the Woods; Reno Sweeney/Anything Goes; Golde/Fiddler on the Roof; Fantine/Les Miserables.

RENO
WILSON

Baritone

California native RENO WILSON is an up-and-coming young baritone with international credits, specializing in opera and concert performances.

Compilation video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itQYB7WKOmY
Personal website:  https://www.renowilsonbaritone.com/

Credits include:  Sarasota Opera Theater; Opera Exposed (San Diego Opera); Pacific Lyric Opera; Center Stage Opera; Opera NEO; Point Loma Choral Union; Seagle Music Colony; LA Opera Buffs.

Repertoire/roles include:  Dulcamara/L'elisir d'amore; Zuniga/Morales/Carmen; Alidoro/La Cenerentola; Lord Capulet/Romeo et Juliette; Ben/Regina; Pooh-Bah/The Mikado; Handel/Messiah; Mozart/Requiem.

CAROLYNE
DALMONTE

Soprano

Praised for her lithe, elegant and sumptuous soprano, CAROLYNE DALMONTE is a versatile singer whose skills are equally at home in opera, oratorio, and art song.

Compilation videoComing soon
Personal website:  https://carolynedalmonte.wordpress.com/

Credits include:  North Shore Music Festival; Cantanti Project; Opera NEO Music Festival; Aspen Opera Theatre; Bach Collegium San Diego.

Repertoire/roles include:  Handel/Messiah; Countess/Le nozze di FigaroMimì/La bohème; Brahms/Ein deutsches RequiemManon; Adina/L'elisir d'amore; Fauré/Requiem; Dorinda/Orlando; Haydn/Nelsonmesse.

JENNIFER
PAULINO

Soprano

A versatile and accomplished chamber and concert artist, soprano JENNIFER PAULINO has garnered praise and recognition as a significant interpreter of baroque and contemporary repertoire.

Compilation videoComing soon
Personal website:  http://jenniferpaulino.com/

Credits include:  California Bach Society; San Francisco Choral Society; Seraphic Fire; San Francisco Bach Choir; Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida; Leiden Baroque Ensemble (Netherlands); Southwest Florida Symphony; San Francisco Festival of Contemporary Music.

Repertoire/roles include:  Mendelssohn/ElijahPsalm 42; Preben Antonsen/Songs; Bach/St. Matthew PassionSt. John PassionCantatas; Vivaldi/In furore iustissimae irae; Mozart/RequiemMass in C MinorCoronation Mass; Poulenc/Gloria; Haydn/Lord Nelson Mass; Vaughan Williams/Dona Nobis Pacem; Stacy Garrop/Terra Nostra; Jocelyn Hagen/Ashes of Roses; Lansing McLoskey/Sudden Music.