Produced by the Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert over the past thirty-five years, the Palm Springs Vocal Competition has awarded scholarships to hundreds of young men and women who are preparing for a career in the operatic arts. The finalists, selected through an auditioning process, perform before a live audience. The finals judges include professionals charged with discovering new talent for their opera productions.
Applicants must submit a non-refundable application fee of $40. Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 34as of December 4, 2021 and reside in the Western United States (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY) may apply. Transportation to and from the semi-finals and the competition site in the Greater Palm Springs area is the sole responsibility of the applicant. All applicants must be available between the hours of 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 5, 2021, and 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday, November 6, 2021. Finalists must be available to perform on Saturday, December 4, 2021 between 1 pm and 4 pm in Palm Springs.
A minimum of 25 semi-finalists will be selected based on video submissions, bio, and resume. The in-person semi-finals will be held on Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7, 2021, onsite at the Rancho Mirage Library campus, unless the COVID-19 CDC guidelines dictate otherwise. Semi-finalists will be notified on or before October 15, 2021.
See website for application requirements.
Deadline: October 1, 2021.... Read More