The Board of DIrectors of the East Bay Opera League



7 Scholarships Awarded

1st Prize: $1,600.00

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Application DeadlineFriday, May 4, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Application Fee: $20 / Make checks payable to “EBOL Scholarship Fund”

Preliminary Qualifying Auditions: Saturday, May 12, 2018 between 9am and 3pm

Final Auditions: Saturday, May 26, 2018  at 12pm (Noon)

Place: All auditions held at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH: 5201 Park Blvd., Piedmont, CA 94611




General Qualifications

  • Applicants must be San Francisco Bay Area/Northern California residents
  • Age requirement: Men and Women 17-32 years of age.

  • Must possess Classically Trained Voice

  • Must be actively taking voice lessons by a certified teacher
  • Previous EBOL scholarship winners are not eligible to apply

  • Artists who have previously auditioned for an EBOL scholarship competition, but who did not win a scholarship, are eligible to audition again.

  • Applicants who are relatives or students of any one of the judges, are not eligible to enter the competition.


General Rules

  • All scholarship applicants must compete in the preliminary qualifying auditions to be eligible for the final auditions. 

  • Contestants may win an award from the EBOL Scholarship Competition only once.
  • All scholarship winners are required to perform at one of the EBOL events scheduled throughout the year (See Audition Letter of Agreement). 
  • Final auditions for competing artists will be judged by qualified and impartial judges who 
have been selected by the Scholarship Committee. 

  • EBOL will provide an accompanist for all contestants. 

  • Please bring your own, bound music in the correct key for the accompanist. 


Audition Repertoire Requirements 

  • Each contestant must be prepared to sing at least three (3) operatic arias in three (3) different languages and in contrasting styles. 

  • One aria must be by Mozart. 

  • Each aria must be sung in its original language. 


Judging Criteria

  • Vocal technique and beauty of tone
  • Artistry and musicality
  • Stage presentation skills, including physical appearance and showmanship
  • Career Potential 



  • Payments will be made directly to the voice teachers for lessons, or to the vocal coaches for coaching sessions. 
  • It is the responsibility of the voice teacher or vocal coach to invoice the EBOL Scholarship Fund Trustee for reimbursement.
  • Awards are NOT paid directly to singers or piano accompanists.