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Feedback Auditions

Feedback Auditions give singers the opportunity to perform their audition repertoire before a supportive panel of industry professionals.

Artists receive constructive feedback on their performances and repertoire, as well as a high-quality video recording of their audition.

The program is designed to help singers in a range of artistic stages. It offers a safe and supportive space for those on their first audition circuit, contemplating a change of fach or repertoire, or looking to take the next step in their careers.

Feedback Auditions are supported by the Patricia Scimeca Fund for Emerging Singers and, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Program Details

Give your audition routine a practice round as you take the stage, learn from supportive industry leaders, and leave with a high-definition recording of your finest repertoire. 

When you register, you receive:

  • A 20-minute audition slot to perform two selections from your repertoire list with a house accompanist. (You may bring your own pianist, if desired.)
  • Immediate feedback on your vocal performance, repertoire selection, visual presentation, audition preparation, and resume from a panel of stage directors, coaches, management representatives, and artistic directors.
  • High-definition digital video recording of your audition performance and panel feedback.

Auditions take place in the acoustically excellent Marc A. Scorca Hall at OPERA America's National Opera Center in New York City.

Past panelists have included: Ken Benson, artist manager; Kelvin Chan, general director, Vital Opera; Marlon Daniel, artistic director, Festival International de Musique SAINT GEORGES and associate conductor, Florida Grand Opera; Richard Cordova, conductor; Devere Burnett, artist manager, IMG Artists; Daniela Candillari, conductor and repertoire expert; Ana De Archuleta, Strategic Advisor & Partner, UIA Talent; Shawn Marie Jeffrey, VP, Classical Creatives at UIA Talent; Meredith LaBouff, Administrator for the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program; David Lefkowich, stage director; Evans Mirageas, artistic director of Cincinnati Opera; Alison Moritz, director; Steven Osgood, conductor, and general and artistic director of Chautauqua Opera; Michelle Rofrano, music and artistic director, City Lyric Opera, and founder and music director of Protestra; Julius Williams, conductor.

Upcoming Dates and Costs

Feedback Auditions take place in the spring and fall and are $50 for members and $125 for non-members (registration includes a one-year OPERA America membership).  

For more information, contact us at artistic@operaamerica.org or call 646.699.5240.