EMERGING ARTISTS DIVISION

Vocal Artists Management (VAM) 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 VAM's Emerging Artists Division, each singer is under the umbrella of Vocal Artists Management, and provided with the following:

  • Visibility on the VAM website

  • Professionally designed resumes, with VAM logos

  • Specifically designed demo videos (using footage provided by the singer)

  • Advertisement in the VAM Musical Spotlight newsletter and social media

  • Monthly information regarding Young Artist Programs, competitions, auditions, etc.

  • Interaction with VAM staff and professional artists

  • Recommendation letters from VAM

  • 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 VAM 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.

.LISA
BRYCE

Soprano

 

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/CarmenTreemonisha; Countess/Le nozze di Figaro; Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni; Fiordiligi/Così fan tutte; Mimi/La bohème; Cio-Cio San/Madama ButterflySuor Angelica; Amelia/Un ballo in maschera;

Wellgunde/Das Rheingold; Dubois/The Seven Last Words of Christ; Fauré/Requiem.

NATALIE
GRANGER

Soprano

 

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.

NANAKO
KATO

Mezzo-soprano

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.

ADRIANA
RUIZ

Soprano

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 videoComing soon

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

Soprano

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 videoComing 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.

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

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EMERGING ARTISTS!

.ANDREW
EGBUCHIEM

Countertenor

 

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.

.STEVEN
MURRAY

Tenor

 

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

Soprano

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.

KATHERINE
BUZARD

Soprano

Soprano KATHERINE BUZARD has
performeda wide range of repertoire in the US and abroad.

Compilation videoComing soon

Personal website:  
https://katherinebuzardsoprano.weebly.com/

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.

ELENA
NEGRUTA

Soprano

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

Compilation videoComing soon

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.