Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition


Ann Arbor, MI USA
Deadline: 10/15/2021


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The National Opera Association (NOA) is pleased to announce the Carolyn Bailey Argento Fellowship for Vocal Performance and the Dominick Argento Fellowship for Opera Composition, both of which are made possible through a generous endowment established by the prominent American composer Dominick Argento (1927-2019), and in honor of his wife, the soprano Carolyn Bailey Argento (1930-2006).

These awards, one made to a singer studying vocal performance, and one to a composer with an interest in opera, provide full graduate-level tuition and living expenses for the duration of an eligible graduate degree (up to two years for a master's-level degree, and up to three years for a doctoral-level degree), up to $50,000 per year, each.

Applications to both fellowship programs must be received by October 15, 2021, and recipients will be selected on a competitive basis (see specific guidelines for each fellowship program for details). Only one fellowship award in each program will be in effect at a time; future successive competition rounds will be announced as funding becomes available, as recipients complete their degree programs.

Tulsa Community Foundation

The Dominick Argento and Carolyn Bailey Argento Fellowship Fund is administered by the National Opera Association through the Tulsa Community Foundation. We are honored to serve as stewards of Dominick Argento's distinguished legacy, as we work to realize his vision for supporting future generations of singers and composers.

See website for applications.

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