Audition Process

Application with Pre-Screening Recordings

November 20, 2020 – February 15, 2021

Singers will be required to submit an MP4 video recording of three (3) arias.


The AVA Faculty will review the recordings and those applicants who are selected, will be moved onto the virtual Semifinal Round to be held on March 8 & 9, 2021. Semifinalists will be selected to move the Live Round -Finals on Monday, March 22, 2021 in Philadelphia at AVA.

NOTE: Any applicant who wishes to have an early decision, regarding moving onto the Semifinal Round, by February 1st, must submit their application by January 1st. Singers with questions regarding the February 15th deadline should contact Val Starr at

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Semifinal Round

MARCH 8 & 9, 2021

The Semifinal Round will be virtual and scheduled via Acceptd’s  ‘Audition Room’, which is Zoom based.  Applicants who are selected to move onto this round, will be notified by March 1, 2021, unless their applications were submitted in time for early decision.  Semifinalists will receive an email with their date and time plus instructions.

Live Audition Round – Finals

March 22, 2021

Singers who are selected to move onto the Live  Round-Finals will be sent an email that includes their time on March 22, 2021, and a list of audition instructions.

For both the Semifinal and Live Final Rounds:

Finalists will be notified by mail of the result of their audition within a few weeks of March 22nd.