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:  vocalartistsmgmt@gmail.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.

Compilation video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77JynZClr84

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

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.

Compilation video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et_kynIsr0I

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

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. 9Händel/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.

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 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!





A native of Nigeria, countertenor ANDREW
EGBUCHIEM currently resides in Brooklyn, NY
and excels in opera, oratorio, early music and concert/recital.

Compilation video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm-JLvyI1HI

Personal website:  http://andrewegbuchiem.com/index.html

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 DeumBernstein/The Lark; Händel/Messiah; Vivaldi/Gloria.




American tenor STEVEN MURRAY is a classical

singer, specializing in opera, oratorio and concerts.

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

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. 

Compilation video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vAvUq429Uk

Personal website:  https://www.shelley-cooper.com/

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 MermaidHändel/Messiah.



performed a wide range of repertoire in the US and abroad.

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

Personal website:  

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.



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.



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

Piangerò la sorte mia
(Giulio Cesare/Handel):  

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.

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

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.

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.



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:  

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.

Compilation video Coming soon

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.

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.



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.



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.