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.
Native New Yorker LISA BRYCE is a
classical singer, performing operatic roles
and concerts internationally.
Compilation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-1HTZCd6PI
Personal website: https://lisabryce.webs.com/
Credits include: Tri-Cities Opera; Delaware Valley Opera;
Shaker Mountain Festival; Opera Oggi NY; Amici Opera;
Regina Opera; Plovdiv State Opera;
Trilogy: An Opera Company.
Repertoire/roles include: Micäela/Carmen; Treemonisha; Countess/Le nozze di Figaro; Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni; Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte; Mimi/La bohème; Cio-Cio San/Madama Butterfly; Suor Angelica; Amelia/Un ballo in maschera;
Wellgunde/Das Rheingold; Dubois/The Seven Last Words of Christ; Fauré/Requiem.
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. 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.
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/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, soprano, is a Doctoral of Musical
Arts candidate at the University of Illinois in vocal performance and winner of the 2017 Krannert Center Debut Artist Competition.
Compilation video: Coming soon
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; Verdi/Requiem; Ottavia/L'incoronazione di Poppea/Florinda/Rodrigo; Schumann/Faust.
Currently based in Oxford, UK, American soprano CYNTHIA HOLMAN performs opera, oratorio and in concert.
Compilation video: https://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.
American soprano CLAIRE KUTTLER is an active performer of opera, oratorio, and in concert.
Compilation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxOOrUhwc7o
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.
Soprano and Texas native MEGAN STAPLETON excels in early music, opera, oratorio, musical theater and contemporary music.
Compilation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXwKKUmvdnw
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.
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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.
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 Deum; Bernstein/The Lark; Händel/Messiah; Vivaldi/Gloria.