Audition Process

Pre-Screening Application Requirements

There are three rounds of auditions: the first being the submission of three (3) arias of contrasting styles, composers, and languages. These videos, along with other requested documents and two (2) professional references are due by January 12, 2024. Of these applications the AVA Faculty will offer an in-person audition/interview in Philadelphia on February 28, 29, and March 1, 2024. Applicants must be available during all three days. No virtual or video auditions can stand in lieu of the second round of in-person auditions. All singers must come to Philadelphia to audition, without exception.

No audition trading/swapping will be permitted. All travel costs are the responsibility of the applicant, AVA does not cover any travel costs.

AVA will provide a no-cost audition pianist, but you are permitted to bring your own pianist if you choose.

Unfortunately, AVA cannot provide written feedback for any applications/auditions. 

Please contact Dr. Josh Miller, Dean at with any questions regarding this application.

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Live Audition Round

February 28, 29, and March 1, 2024, in Philadelphia