In order to compete, you must be between 19 and 35 (inclusive) on December 1, 2012. You must not be, and never have been, under professional management.
AUDITION RECORDING REQUIREMENTS:
Three identical CDs (approximately 15 minutes total in duration) should include all from the following list:
1. A major aria in Italian
2. A German Lied
3. A French song
4. A contemporary American aria or Broadway theater son
Accompaniment must be used when needed.
SEMI-FINALS REQUIREMENTS:(performance time approx. 20 minutes)
1.Two arias selected from 18th, 19th, or 20th century operatic repertoire
2.Art songs: One each from standard German, French, Italian, and English language repertoire
3.One American musical theater song
Changes to repertoire may be made in writing through November 19 by mail, E-mail or fax.
The Artistic Director and the Contestant will select from the Contestant's Semi-Finals repertoire for the Finals concert. see NOTIFICATION below.
If you are accepted for the Semi-Finals, you will be notified by telephone of your acceptance as soon as possible. You will receive your Audition time assignments later. When notified of your acceptance, please send your repertoire by E-mail for Semi-Finals. Semi-Finals are free and open to the public.
Distinguished musicians will adjudicate at all levels. JUDGES' DECISIONS WILL BE FINAL.
The Finals will be a public concert with a jury, the performed selections to be chosen from the Semi-Finals repertoire. Admission tickets will be available for adults; under 18 is free.
Please be prepared to wear appropriate concert attire if you are chosen to participate in the December 1 and 2 Public Concerts.
TRAVEL & LODGING
You are responsible for your own travel arrangements. Contestants coming from a distance of more than 60 miles can be housed locally. Local housing for others will be considered on an individual basis. All arrangements must be completed by November 19.
Contestants may provide their own accompanist who must be available for both the Semi-Finals on December 1 and the Finals on December 2. If necessary, arrangements for an accompanist can be made through the Competition with the following stipulations:
1. You must send your music to the accompanist to be received by them no later than November 19. Please send music that is legible. It is recommended that you make a copy of the accompanist's music to be sent and retain the original. Please try to avoid music in manuscript.
2. Fee for the accompanist is $150. A check in that amount, payable to CT Alliance for Music, sent to the office, covers one 1-hour rehearsal, the Semi-Finals, and (if applicable) the Finals Concert.
3. Audition time will be assigned in advance by mail or phone. Rehearsal time should be scheduled by arrangement with your accompanist.