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.
To audition: send headshot, resume and links to video/audio recordings to: email@example.com
Deadline: There is no deadline to apply.
Colorado native NATALIE GRANGER is a
soprano, performing in concerts, opera and as a symphonic/oratorio soloist.
Credits include: La Musica Lirica; Opera Classica Europa;
Soloist, Greeley Chorale; George Mason University; University of Northern Colorado.
Repertoire/roles include: Susanna/Le nozze di Figaro; Zerlina/Don Giovanni; Despina/Così fan tutte; Alexandra/Regina; Cis/Albert Herring; Mozart/Regina Coeli.
Japanese mezzo-soprano NANAKO KATO has a career that includes opera, oratorio and concert work. She is currently a Professional Studies Diploma student at Mannes School of Music.
Credits include: New York Opera Theater; International Masters Academy of Opera; Saitama City Opera; Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques; Respiro Opera Program; Classic Lyric Arts Italy.
Repertoire/roles include: Marcellina/Le nozze di Figaro; Dorabella/Così fan tutte; L'enfant/L'enfant et les sortilèges; Beethoven/Symphony No. 9; Händel/Messiah; Vivaldi/Gloria.
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.
Credits include: Miami Lyric Opera; City Choir, Louisville;
Orfeón Santiago; Vocal Divas Ensemble, Cuba.
Repertoire/roles include: Venus/Venus and Adonis; Bach/Magnificat; Händel/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 is winner of the 2019 Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition and 2018 Women's voice fellow of the Luminarts Cultural Foundation in Chicago.
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 Poppea; Florinda/Rodrigo; Verdi/Requiem; Mahler/Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.
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A native of Nigeria, countertenor ANDREW
EGBUCHIEM currently resides in Brooklyn, NY
and excels in opera, oratorio, early music and concert/recital.
Credits include: Carnegie Hall; Minuetto Music Festival; Amherst Early Music Festival; Vertical Player Repertory, Brooklyn School of Music.
Repertoire/roles include: Orlofsky/Die Fledermaus; Sylphie/Echo et Narcisse; Arsamene/Serse; Sorceress/Dido and Aeneas; Charpentier/Te Deum; Bernstein/The Lark; Händel/Messiah; Vivaldi/Gloria.
American tenor STEVEN MURRAY is a classical
singer, specializing in opera, oratorio and concerts.
Credits include: Opera Roanoke; Maryland Lyric Opera;
Sarasota Opera; Piedmont Symphony; Bethesda Summer
Music Festival; OperaFest NJ; Repertory Opera Theatre of Washington; Loudoun Lyric Opera.
Repertore/roles include: Don Jose/Carmen; Florestan/Fidelio; Peter Grimes; Sam/Susannah; Turiddu/Cavalleria rusticana; Idomeneo; Tito/La clemenza di Tito; Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly; Cavaradossi/Tosca; Luigi/Il tabarro; Samson/Samson et Dalila; Bacchus/Ariadne auf Naxos; Riccardo/Un ballo in maschera; Alvaro/La forza del destino; Don Carlo; Erik/Der fliegende Holländer; Lohengrin; Walther/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Beethoven/Symphony No. 9; Mendelssohn/Elijah; Mozart/Requiem; Verdi/Requiem.
SHELLEY COOPER is a soprano/
actress/director/choreographer specializing in opera and musical theatre.
Credits include: Varna State Opera House, Bulgaria; Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra; Monroe Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Summer Opera; Opera Quad Cities; Walt Disney World; Orlando Repertory Theatre; Bangkok International Orchestra; Universal Studios Orlando; Shawnee Summer Theatre.
Repertoire/roles include: Berta/Il barbiere di Siviglia; Johanna/Sweeney Todd; Edith/The Pirates of Penzance; Cinderella/Into the Woods; Nellie Forbush/South Pacific; Armida/Rinaldo; Ariel/The Little Mermaid; Händel/Messiah.
Soprano KATHERINE BUZARD has
performed a wide range of repertoire in the US and abroad.
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 Adonis; Händel/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.
Currently based in Oxford, UK, American soprano CYNTHIA HOLMAN performs opera, oratorio and in concert.
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.
Moldovan soprano ELENA NEGRUTA performs opera, oratorio and in concert.
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.
American soprano CLAIRE KUTTLER is an active performer of opera, oratorio, and in concert.
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.
A resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan, mezzo-soprano KAREN ALBERT performs opera, with an emphasis on oratorio and concert work.
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.
Soprano and Texas native MEGAN STAPLETON excels in early music, opera, oratorio, musical theater and contemporary music.
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.
Soprano ALEXANDRIA CRICHLOW is rapidly making her mark in the genres of opera, oratorio, and as a concert recitalist.
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.
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.
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 Figaro; Mimì/La bohème; Brahms/Ein deutsches Requiem; Manon; Adina/L'elisir d'amore; Fauré/Requiem; Dorinda/Orlando; Haydn/Nelsonmesse.
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.
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.
California native RENO WILSON is an up-and-coming young baritone with international credits, specializing in opera and concert performances.
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.