International Meistersinger Akademie (IMA)

Neumarket, DE-BW DEU
Deadline: 12/10/2020
Fee: $25.00


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The International Meistersinger Akademie (IMA) offers emerging artists an exceptional environment of excellence in the study of opera and Lied/Mélodie. Our prestigious staff and guest professors bring their expertise to the vocal and interpretive development of the young professional. The opening opera gala and an open-air concert are planned with the Nuremburg Symphony Orchestra. A Liederabend in Neumarkt will be recorded by the Bavarian Radio/Studio Franken and Craig Terry (Lyric Opera of Chicago) will lead an open-air Cabaret concert. Language coaching in French, Italian and German is considered an important facet.

The offer is for 12 to 15 emerging artists, not older than 30 years on August 14, 2021.

Due to the cancellation of IMA 2020, the auditions to participate in IMA 2021 will take place on a slightly smaller scale, as we will be giving the singers of 2020 first priority.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis IMA will not host auditions in the United States this year. American singers are however very much invited to complete a video-only application, or join one of the European auditions, if possible.

Audition Dates/Deadlines

January 3/4, 2021 , Deadline: December 1, 2020

in Neumarkt i.d.OPf., Germany

January 5, 2021 , Deadline: December 1, 2020

in London, England

January 10, 2021 , Deadline: December 1, 2020

in Warsaw, Poland

Video applications must be received by December 10, 2020. See the repertoire page on our website. Applications are available via YAPTRACKER.

Full scholarships apply for all lessons, coachings, Italian/German diction classes, and roundtables during the entire course.

Accommodation in single rooms with single baths are organized and paid for by the city of Neumarkt.

Breakfast and dinner are organized and paid for by the IMA.

The artists will organize and pay for their travel expenses. The IMA can, in exceptional cases, provide a stipend towards travel costs.

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