Application Information – SongFest 2019 (May 25 - June 24)
SongFest uses a YapTracker application. You do not need to be a paid subscriber to YapTracker to use this application form.
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Studio Artist Singers
Prepare two art songs in two different languages and a third selection, one must be in English (aria is optional for Studio Artist program). Applicants are encouraged to include a song in English as part of their selections. Optional: you may prepare a fourth selection that highlights a special interest: (musical theater, oratorio, new-music, etc.)
Young Artist & Professional Singers
Prepare three art songs in three different languages and an aria. Applicants must include a song in English as part of their selections. Optional: you may prepare a fifth selection that highlights a special interest: (musical theater, oratorio, new-music, aria etc.)
There will be a pianist provided at auditions for no fee (you may bring your own.) Please send repertoire and non-standard songs selections 1 week prior to audition to firstname.lastname@example.org
Prepare four selections – two art songs in contrasting style and two other works of your choice - arias or additional songs; one of these may be a solo work. You may bring a singer with you or audition alone.
Application Submission Deadlines:
For Live Auditions: App due 1 week prior to audition date
For Recorded Auditions: App due by February 13, 2019 (you may use a recent YouTube recording or upload a video on YapTracker)
Important Application Information:
SongFest uses a YapTracker application. You do not need to be a paid subscriber to YapTracker to use this application form. Need help? Access the YapTracker Tutorial.
Early applications are encouraged.
Application is required PRIOR to scheduling a live audition or uploading a YouTube audition. ONLY completed YapTracker applications will be processed.
All participants will be notified of their acceptance no later than February 25, 2019.
After written notification of acceptance, a $500 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT will be due in 2 weeks.
Audition Locations and Dates
Accepting Recorded Auditions until February 13, 2019!
City: Boston, MA / Audition Date: Jan 13, 2019
Audition Venue: The New England Conservatory
Application Due: Jan 10, 2019
City: Los Angeles, CA / Audition Date: Jan 17 ,, 2019
Audition Venue: Colburn School
Application Due: Jan 15, 2019
City: Toronto, CAN / Audition Date: Jan 27, 2019
Audition Venue: The Glen Gould School
Application Due: Jan 24, 2019
City: Greenville, SC/ Audition Date: Feb 3, 2019
Audition Venue: Furman University
Application Due: Feb 1,, 2019
City: Memphis, TN / Audition Date: Jan 26, 2019
Audition Venue: University of Memphis, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
Application Due: Jan 23, 2019
City: Cincinnati, OH / Audition Date: Nov 26, 2018
Audition Venue: The University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music
Application Due: Nov 20, 2018
City: Oberlin, OH / Audition Date: Dec 3, 2018
Audition Venue: Oberlin College & Conservatory, David H. Stull Recital Hall
Application Due: Nov 30, 2018
City: Bloomington, IN / Audition Date: Dec 5, 2018
Audition Venue: Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music
Application Due: Nov 30, 2018
City: New York, NY / Audition Date: Dec 7, 8, 9, 2018
Audition Venue: National Opera Center, Room 706
Application Due: Dec 3, 2018
City: New York, NY / Audition Date: Jan 11 & 12, 2019
Audition Venue: National Opera Center, Room 711
Application Due: Jan 9, 2019
If you have any questions about your application, please send an email to: email@example.com
SongFest is the United States' premier art song festival and training program held each June at The Colburn School in Los Angeles. SongFest attracts an international roster of leading recital artists and pedagogues as well as students from some of the nations top conservatories. The program provides a rigorous curriculum addressing the concerns of the 21st-century singer and collaborative pianist with classes in acting, movement, diction, repertoire and career guidance workshops, daily master classes taught by an international roster of master artist teachers and pedagogues, collaborations with leading American composers, the presentation of at least one commissioned world premiere every summer, and an exciting concert series presented at Colburn's state-of-the-art venues.
Our four programs (Studio Artist, Young Artist, Professional and Piano) provide intensive instruction in song tailor-made for every level: from freshmen in college who are learning their first art songs to established recitalists perfecting their repertoire.
All students live on campus in the beautiful Colburn Conservatory dormitory. The residences at The Colburn School consist of fully furnished three-bedroom and four-bedroom suites. Each suite contains a living area; kitchenette with a microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator and sink; a shared bathroom; and single bedrooms with extra-long twin beds, wardrobes and desks. Four-bedroom suites have two bathrooms.
The residential building at The Colburn School offers the following amenities to its summer guests:
24-hour fitness room that includes cardio equipment and strength conditioning machines
24-hour access to coin-operated laundry facilities
A music library
All meals are served in the Colburn Café, which offers delicious food in a quick and friendly atmosphere. All participants will receive three meals a day Monday-Saturday and two meals on Sunday (brunch and dinner). The daily menu includes:
• drinks, coffee, and tea
• an espresso bar
• freshly made cookies and pastries
• items from the grille
• a sandwich station
• cook-to-order food
• ready made sandwiches, salads, and snacks
• a large salad bar
HOUSING & MEALS: $2,200
PARKING FEE: $150
A non-refundable $500 housing fee deposit (which will be credited to the balance of fees) is due received two weeks after acceptance into the program.
Housing/meals (or commuter fee) due March 15th (balance due in full)
Tuition due April 8th (balance due in full)
Late fees will apply
A partial refund of $1000 will be given on housing/meals if notified IN WRITING and received by April 1st. After April 1st, no refunds will be given for any reason on any portion of the fees (tuition, housing/meals), including the non refundable $500 deposit.
Several partial merit and need-based scholarships are available for our Studio Artist, Young Artist, Professional and Pianist programs thanks to the generosity of our donors, faculty, and board members.