Pre-Screening Application Requirements
There are three rounds of auditions: the first being the submission of three (3) contrasting arias in three (3) different languages. These videos, along with other requested documents and two (2) professional references are due by January 13, 2023. Of these applications the AVA Faculty will offer an in-person audition/interview in Philadelphia on March 20 and/or 21, 2023. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this application.
Live Audition Round
March 20 and/or 21, 2023 in Philadelphia
- For the Live In-Person Round, AVA provides an audition pianist, but applicants are permitted to bring their own.
- The applicant must supply a binder with copies of their arias, for the pianist, at the time of audition.
- Applicants should be prepared to sing five (5) arias of contrasting styles and languages.
- Applicants will choose their first aria, and the panel may choose an additional aria (or arias).
- The audition panel consists of the President and Artistic Director, Jeannine B. Cowles Music Director Chair, all voice instructors and vocal coaches, or any combination of above.
- Applicants may warm up for 45 minutes in a practice room before their auditions.
- If an applicant is late for the scheduled audition, the panel will decide whether or not to hear the audition.
- The panel is not obliged to hear all the music that an applicant may have prepared or to give an audition evaluation.
- Applicants will be notified of the panel’s decision within a few weeks of the live audition.