In 2015, the East Bay Opera League awarded more than $ 11,000 in developmental scholarship money to young singers. This year, EBOL will be awarding more than $11,000 spread out among 8 prizes, the top prize being $1,800. Audition Application Materials are available above.Marilyn Kosinski, ChairpersonYoung Artist Scholarship Awards East Bay Opera League3871 Piedmont Ave, #111Oakland, CA 94611
GENERAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS & GUIDELINES
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 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.
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 East Bay Opera League events scheduled throughout the year.
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 styes.
One aria must be by Mozart.
Each aria must be sung in its original language.
Vocal technique and beauty of tone
Artistry and musicality
Stage presentation skills, including physical appearance and showmanship
Payments will be made directly to the voice teachers for lessons, or to the vocal coaches for coaching sessions.
It will be 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.