Panel Auditions – Berlin

Sing for German Theaters & Agencies Looking for New Voices!


Panel Auditions – Berlin

April 24 & 25



        • Audition for up to 10 German Theaters, Agents, and Managers

        • Get Written Feedback and Evaluations from Each of the Panelists

              • Prescreen Video required

              • $155 Registration Fee

              • Registration Deadline: April 22


How It Works

Submit a Prescreen Video

Register and submit a new or previously recorded video audition for prescreening.

Get Feedback

A CS Music judge prescreen videos and provide written feedback & give a scored evaluation to every singer.

Advance to the Live Auditions

After the prescreen singers will receive notification of an exact audition time for the Live Auditions (*only 70 singers will qualify for the live auditions).

*If a singer does not qualify for the live auditions, he or she will receive a refund minus a $45 non-refundable prescreen fee.


All participants also receive a 1-year CS Music Web & Audition Alerts Subscription.

Confirmed Panelists

*Important: While Panelists have contracted to be present for two days of auditioning, changes can be made prior to the event. Check back for the updated list of confirmed panelists.
  • Agentur Barbara Gülzow Musiktheater & Konzert International
  • Centre Stage Artist Management
  • Chrupalla Artists Management
  • DeFeis International Artists Management
  • Diakov Opera Management
  • FMK Productions
  • Oper Halle 
  • Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landestheater und Sinfonieorchester Management
  • Theater Freiburg
  • Theater Osnabrück
  • Theater und Orchester Neubrandenburg

PreScreen Round

  • Open to young artists, emerging professionals, and professional level singers.
  • No age limit (18-year-old minimum).
  • Singers can submit a previously recorded audition within the last year, or a new recording.
  • A member of the CS Music judging panel will review each singer and give a scored evaluation with written feedback.
  • A limited number of singers (approximately 70) will be selected to participate in the Live Auditions.
  • Singers will be notified of the Prescreen results within 2-3 days of their submission date.
  • $155 registration fee
    • If a singer does not qualify for the Live Audition the registration fee will be refunded minus a $45 non-refundable portion.
    • Singers only get a refund if they don’t qualify for the Live Auditions. There are no refunds given if someone qualifies for the Live Auditions and chooses not to go. Refunds are only given to those who don’t qualify.

Live Auditions in Berlin

  • Singers will have 9-minutes of audition time. They may choose the first piece and, if time allows, the panel will ask for a portion of a second piece. The panel will cut off singers at the 9 minute mark.
  • Singers must confirm their participation in the Live Auditions via their Panel Auditions application ( or with Katie Ator-Anderson at
  • Once a singer confirms participation, they will be added to the audition schedule and assigned a time.
  • Panelists will give each singer anonymous written feedback and a scored evaluation.
  • Accompanist
    • A professional accompanist is included: Prof. Byron Knutson.
    • Singers are allowed to bring their own accompanist.
  • Singers should bring to the Live Audition:
    • At least 10 copies of their Resume/Curriculum Vitae/Lebenslauf with photo and contact information.
    • FOUR copies of a printed list of their audition repertoire for the day.
      • There are no audition rep requirements.
    • ONE copy  of the scores for all pieces on their audition repertoire list.
  • Cancellation Policy:
    • Singers can cancel up to 10 days before the event and receive a $95 refund.
    • If a singer is unable to attend the day of the audition because of illness or any other reason, an online submission can be done and sent to the panelists, but there are no refunds available.
    • If a singer is late to their audition time, CS Music will do its best to fit them in later, but there is no guarantee the singer will be fit in at another day or time; no refunds will be issued.

Location: Studio Knutson
Address: Ahornstr 6, 12163 Berlin, Germany
• There are two Ahornstr. in Berlin; use the address with the zip code.
• When at the address, go through the courtyard to the brick building in the back. Go to the door on the left of the building, ring the bell, and go up one flight of stairs. The studio door will be clearly marked and will be opened for you.
• There are no warm-up rooms at the studio. Please plan accordingly.




“The Panel Auditions were the best run, most organised, most kindly, and most professional ones I have EVER done. You have made this tenor very happy!!”

Peter Furlong, Heldentenor

“Thank you so much for the feedback and the audio-files. I have found the whole Berlin-audition a very positive experience. The organisation was superb, the location was almost even better! Wow, what an amazing place! The staff were really pleasant and put me at ease. I can almost say that I enjoyed myself, even though auditioning is always nervewracking.”

Nathalie Mees, soprano