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EMERGING ARTISTS DIVISION

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

Eligibility:  open to emerging professional classical singers looking to broaden their experience into higher 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.

JOEL
EDWARDS

Tenor

 

American tenor JOEL EDWARDS is making a real presence as a powerful interpreter of opera roles, as well as concert literature.


Compilation video:  https://youtu.be/a8zT_-_OxE8

Credits include:  Connecticut Lyric Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Wagner in Vermont Festival, Odyssey Opera, Opera North, Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra, Promenade Opera Project, Opera del West, American Classics, Halifax Summer Opera Festival.


Repertoire/roles include:  Florestan/Fidelio; Siegmund/Die Walküre; Rinuccio/Gianni Schicchi; Don Jose/Carmen; Candide; Tamino/Die Zauberflöte; Turiddu/Cavalleria Rusticana; Rodolfo/La bohème.

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

SCROLL DOWN TO MEET OUR
EMERGING ARTISTS!

STEPHANIE ANN
BALL

Soprano

 

STEPHANIE ANN BALL performs as a soloist in opera, oratorio, in concert, and has also created concept programs that showcase the many contributions African Americans have made to classical music.


Compilation video:  Coming soon
Personal website:  https://stephanieannball.com/


Credits include:  Mid-Ohio Opera, Bach Society of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Arizona Opera, Central City Opera, Boulder Opera, Winter Opera St. Louis, Ambrosian Choristers, Jefferson Symphony.


Repertoire/roles include:  Adina/L'elisir d'amore; Mozart/Requiem, Exsultate, jubilate; Adele/Die Fledermaus; Weber/Mass in G; Frasquita/Carmen; Lucy/The Telephone; Poulenc/Gloria; Handel/Messiah.

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DAVID W.
COOK

Tenor

 

A Maryland native whose work has been described as both dynamic and versatile, tenor DAVID W. COOK is quickly distinguishing himself as a rising artist.  


Compilation video:  https://youtu.be/0nBtDfz7D1w
Personal website:  https://www.davidwcooktenor.com/


Credits include:  La Musica Lirica, Hub Opera Company, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Songfest, Rocky Mountain Music Festival, Tiziano Rossetti Music Festival, Cumberland Choral Society.


Repertoire/roles include:  Ernesto/Don Pasquale; Alfredo/La Traviata; Nadir/Les pêcheurs de perles; Romeo/Romeo et Juliette; Mozart/Coronation Mass; Beethoven/Choral Fantasy;
Rutter/Gloria.

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MICHAEL
GONZÁLEZ

Tenor

 

MICHAEL GONZÁLEZ has been praised as having a "sweet and resonant" tenor voice and is quickly making himself known in the performing world.  


Compilation video:  Coming soon
Personal website:  https://michaelalexandertenor.com/


Credits include:  Boston Cathedral Singers, Piccola Opera, Cambridge Chamber Ensemble, Hartford Opera Theater, Parlor Opera Players, Greater Worcester Opera.


Repertoire/roles include:  Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni; Satyavan/Savitri; Hoffmann/Les contes d'Hoffmann; Albert Herring; Gérald/Lakmé; Aeneas/Dido and Aeneas; Tamino/Die Zauberflöte; Handel/Messiah; Rodolfo/La bohème.

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ERIC
LAINE

Tenor

 

Acknowledged for his "vocal allure" and "fiery declamation" (San Diego Story), tenor ERIC LAINE has gained recognition as an innovative artist both on stage and in recital.  


Compilation video:  https://youtu.be/EZNt6WCZXFA
Personal website:  https://www.ericlainetenor.com/


Credits include:  Hungarian State Opera, Opera Neo, Opera in the Heights, Mercury Chamber Orchestra, American Baroque Opera Co., Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, Red River Lyric Opera, Symphony of the Hills.


Repertoire/roles include:  Albert/Albert Herring; Ferrando/Così fan tutte; Beethoven/Symphony No. 9; Don Ramiro/La Cenerentola; Henrik/A Little Night Music; Alfred/Die Fledermaus; Bach/Coffee Cantata; Handel/Messiah.

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AMY
MAPLES

Soprano

 

Quickly gaining a reputation for her crystalline coloratura, relentless high notes, and witty theatrics, soprano AMY MAPLES compels audiences with her fearless artistry and attention to detail.


Compilation video:  https://youtu.be/nS-dTC7fQGg
Personal website:  https://amymaples.com/


Credits include:  Crested Butte Music Festival; Opera Colorado; Bangor Symphony; Boulder Opera; Opera Theatre of the Rockies; Piedmont Opera; Knoxville Symphony; Brevard Symphony; Parish House Baroque; Colorado Springs Philharmonic; Loveland Opera Theater.


Repertoire/roles include:  Manon; Younger Alyce/Glory Denied; Cunegonde/Candide; Gilda/Rigoletto; Lucia/Lucia di Lammermoor; Orff/Carmina Burana; Mozart/Requiem; Brahms/Ein deutsches Requiem; Handel/Messiah; Poulenc/Gloria.   

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BRADLEY
KING

Tenor

 

Praised by reviewers and audiences for his “profound” and “engaging” style, tenor BRADLEY KING is establishing himself as one of the most versatile singers in the USA.


Compilation video:  Coming soon
Personal website:  https://www.bradleyjking.com/


Credits include:  Boston Early Music Festival; Apollo's Fire; Choir of St. John the Divine (Kent Tritle); Mountainside Baroque; Princeton Sound Kitchen; Makaris; Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble; SONARE; La Musica Lirica; Masterworks Chorale.


Repertoire/roles include:  Aeneas/Dido and Aeneas; Tam Lin/Tam Lin; Damon/Acis and Galatea; Anthony/Sweeney Todd; Gastone/La Traviata; Mozart/Requiem; Bach/Christmas Oratorio; Bach/Mass in B Minor.   

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JOSHUA

ZABATTA
Tenor

 

Tenor JOSHUA ZABATTA has been praised for being a dynamic storyteller, an engaging performer, and his full, warm voice described by audiences as "audible chocolate." 


Compilation video:  https://youtu.be/HV5H-Xe9I_w
Personal website:  https://www.joshuazabatta.com/


Credits include:  Central City Opera, Union Avenue Opera, St. Louis Symphony, Opera Colorado, Loveland Opera, Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, Opera Steamboat, Boulder Opera.


Repertoire/roles include:  Bill/A Hand of Bridge; Don Jose/Carmen; Turiddu/Cavalleria Rusticana; Eduardo Jr., Xoloti/Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World; Bach/Mass in B Minor; Beethoven/Mass in C; Handel/Messiah; Bach/Magnificat.

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KAITLYN
TIERNEY

Mezzo-soprano

 

Mezzo-Soprano KAITLYN TIERNEY enjoys working on a variety of repertoire, and recently received the Doctorate of Music degree from Temple University.


Compilation video:  https://youtu.be/f632QCrBioM
Personal website: 
https://ktierneymezzo.squarespace.com/about


Credits include:  Opera Saratoga; Opera Delaware; Opera Philadelphia; Wilmington Concert Opera; Spoleto Festival; Asheville Lyric Opera; Boheme Opera NJ;  Sewance Music Festival; 'dell Arte Ensemble; Brott Opera.


Repertoire/roles include:  Minerva/Il ritorno d’Ulisse; Dinah/Trouble in Tahiti; Dido/Dido and Aeneas; Jo/Little Women; Ursule/Béatrice et Bénédict; Charlotte/Werther; Elizabeth Proctor/The Crucible; Hansel/Hansel and Gretel; Dorabella/Cosi fan tutte.   

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ALLEN
ADAIR

Bass-baritone

 

Bass-baritone ALLEN ADAIR is rapidly making an impact as a compelling interpreter of opera and classical music, already with vast professional experience.


Compilation video:  Coming soon


Credits include:  Central City Opera; Opera Colorado; Inland Northwest Opera; Boulder Opera; Loveland Opera Theater; Opera Fort Collins; Roswell Symphony; Colorado Bach Ensemble; Colorado Baroque Orchestra; Opera Steamboat.


Repertoire/roles include:  Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte; Barone Douphol/La Traviata; Ferrando/Il Trovatore; Bartolo/Le nozze di Figaro; Balthazar/Amahl and the Night Visitors; Bonoit/Alcindoro/La bohème; Commendatore/Don Giovanni; Faurè/Requiem.   

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