Ready for a life-changing summer?
26 vocal institute fellows & 10 studio artists enrolled per summer
Mirrorflores: Cinematic Opera
Training & Performance Opportunities
2023 Opera: Puccini's La bohème
The fully-staged production will be conducted by Daniela Candillari and directed by Mary Birnbaum.
Marilyn Horne Song Competition
Compete for a $5,000 cash award, a Santa Barbara recital featuring a commissioned work, and more.
Private Lessons & Masterclasses
Study one-on-one with pedagogues from our world-class teaching artist roster.
Participate in Chamber Concerts and in Recital.
Prepare for a career as a stage director. Work with teaching artists as Assistant Director of La bohème, in collaboration on a Creative Project, and more.
Singers and pianists will be heard by and receive critical feedback from prominent artist managers and casting directors.
Latin Song Production & Creative Project
2023 fellows will explore Latin song with Ana María Martínez and perform in an innovative, contemporarary production.
New! Studio Artists
Up to 9 additional singers and 1 pianist will be invited for a 3-week residency. Sing in the opera chorus, a curated performance, lessons, plus coachings and classes.
And So Much More...
Vocal Institute Teaching Artists
Application Form, Audition Process & Repertoire Requirements
November 1, 2022
Pre-Screening Round followed by Invitation-Only Live + Virtual Final Round*
*Each applicant advanced to the Final Round may choose between a live or virtual audition.
Equal consideration is granted to both audition methods.
Visit the Application Link for detailed audition repertoire requirements.
VOICE and VOCAL PIANO AUDITIONS
Prescreening Round results released in mid-November. Once advanced to the Final Round, applicants will select their audition time on one of the following days. Schedule is first come, first served:
LIVE + VIRTUAL FINAL ROUND
- Sunday, December 4 (live plus virtual auditions)
- Monday, December 5 (live plus virtual auditions)
NEW YORK CITY, NY:
- Thursday, December 8 (live auditions only)
- Friday, December 9 (live auditions only)
- Saturday, December 10 (live auditions only) *limited slots available
DIRECTING FELLOW SELECTION PROCESS
Pre-screening Round followed by Invitation-Only Virtual Interview Round. Prescreening Round results released by mid-November. Final Round Virtual Interviews will take place in early December (dates TBD).
The Music Academy requires all administration, faculty, fellows, and other constituents on campus to provide proof of COVID vaccination.