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: email@example.com
Deadline: There is no deadline to apply.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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VAM Founder, Dr. James Greening-Valenzuela!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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/Elijah; Psalm 42; Preben Antonsen/Songs; Bach/St. Matthew Passion; St. John Passion; Cantatas; Vivaldi/In furore iustissimae irae; Mozart/Requiem; Mass in C Minor; Coronation 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.
Soprano JAMILLE LEA excels in the genres of opera, oratorio, musical theatre, and as a solo recitalist.
Credits include: El Paso Opera; Gilbert & Sullivan Company of El Paso; Sun City Musical Theater Co.; Franco American Vocal Academy; Paso del Norte Philharmonia; Opera UTEP; UTEP Dinner Theater; UNT Summer Opera.
Repertoire/roles include: Second Lady, Papagena/Die Zauberflöte; Clorinda/La Cenerentola; Haydn/Missa Sancti Nicolai, Lord Nelson Mass; Oberto/Alcina; Patience/Patience; Mabel/The Pirates of Penzance; Angelina/Trial By Jury; Cosette/Les Miserables.
Soprano ERIN HANNON has distinguished herself as a musician with great versatility, passion, and insight.
Compilation video: Coming soon
Credits include: Virginia Opera; Mobile Opera; International Performing Arts Institute; Cantabile Project; Royal Irish Orchestra; Tidewater Opera Project.
Repertoire/roles include: Violetta/La Traviata; Magda/La Rondine; Handel/Suor Angelica/Meg/Little Women; Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni; Countess/Le nozze di Figaro; Handel/Messiah; Haydn/Lord Nelson Mass.
A versatile artist, soprano CASEY KUNMANN is equally at home singing oratorio, chamber music, art song, and musical theatre repertoire ranging from renaissance to contemporary music.
Credits include: Palm Beach Opera; Miami Music Festival; Masterworks Chorus of Palm Beaches; Aspen Music Festival; Seraphic Fire PCI; Master Chorale of South Florida; Song Fest.
Repertoire/roles include: Gretel/Hansel and Gretel; Belinda/Dido and Aeneas; Frasquita/Carmen; Handel/Messiah; Bach/Magnificat, St. John Passion; Beethoven/Symphony No. 9.
Soprano EUN-AH ROH specializes in lyric-coloratura repertoire and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree.
Credits include: Bethesda Summer Music Festival; New York Lyric Opera; Pro Voce Washington; James Madison Opera; Amadeus Pro-Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington; Baek-Ryeong Opera Company.
Repertoire/roles include: Queen of the Night/Die Zauberflöte; Violetta/La Traviata; Olympia/Les contes d'Hoffmann; Beethoven/Symphony No. 9; Händel/Messiah; Lucia/Lucia di Lammermoor; Susanna/Le nozze di Figaro.