Contest Details

The Orpheus Vocal Competition will be held March 1-3, 2019, in the Wright Music Building on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Contestants will be informed of their acceptance by January 16, 2019, and will receive information on area hotels, restaurants, and transportation to the contest site. Each contestant must provide his or her own lodging, transportation, and meals. Please contact Raphael Bundage at (615) 898-2849 or (615) 898-2694, MTSU School of Music, for further assistance.
 
Important Dates:

December 1, 2018 - Application Deadline
 
January 16, 2019 - Announcement of selected applicants for the semi-finals
 
February 7, 2019 - Confirmation due and accompanist fee due
 
Friday March 1, 2019 - 12pm-6:30pm - Registration and rehearsal for Young Artists and Student participants.  You will be assigned rehearsal times with your accompanist shortly after confirmation of your acceptance.
 
Saturday March 2, 2019 - Semi-final Auditions
 
Sunday March 3, 2019  - Final Competition – (open to the public)
 
 
High School Contest Dates : March 2rd, 2019
 
 
Note:  Applicants must submit digital music file(s) containing two of the selections on the applicant's list of repertoire. 256-320kbps mp3 files are preferred. Please do not upload other audio formats.
Requirements

•  Competition is open to any singer who has completed or is in the process of completing an accredited music education.

•  Young Artist and Student Applicants must have reached their 19th birthday and may not have reached their 31st birthday by the application deadline.

•  Applicants must submit digital music file(s) containing two of the selections on the applicant's list of repertoire. Recordings must be accompanied by a this completed application form, an updated resume, current photo, and proof of date of birth.  Please have these items ready before filling out the remainder of this form. 

Applicants must provide a program of the following selections:  

– In the Young Artist category: 4 arias in varied styles and languages (one of the four from standard Oratorio*)
 
– In the Student category: 2 art songs in various styles and languages, and 1 operatic or standard Oratorio* aria.
 
*Your Oratorio selection does not have to be memorized.
 
Important:

•  Only singers who are seriously pursuing careers as vocal artists need apply.

•  Each completed application form must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $65. 
You will be taken to Paypal to complete your payment when you submit the form.


•  Information regarding housing, transportation, and performance dress will be included with semi-finalist notification.

•  Afternoon recital attire is standard.

Please fill in all the information below. 

Competition Category *
Voice Category *

Education *

Young Artist and Student Only - Complete Repertoire

Applicants must provide a program of the following selections:

In the Young Artist category:
3 operatic arias in various styles and languages and one aria from standard oratorio.

In the Student category:
2 art songs in various styles and languages, 1 operatic aria, and 1 aria from standard oratorio.

Upload your recordings here.
Make sure that your name and the piece name are in the title of the digital file.

Applicants must submit with this application form digital file(s) containing two of the selections on the applicant's list of repertoire. These files should be 256 kbps or 320 kbps mp3 files.  256 kbps or 320kbps mp3 files are preferred.  Please do not upload other file formats.

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Accompanist

If requested, an accompanist will be provided by the competition for a fee of $75.  Do not send the accompanist fee until you have been notified that you are a semi-finalist.  Semi-finalists requesting accompanists must send clear copies of their competition performance pieces with their confirmation.  Otherwise, each contestant must arrange for his or her own accompanist.
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Application Fee
 
Each completed application form must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $65 to the Middle Tennessee Choral Society.  
You will be taken to Paypal to complete your payment when you submit the form.
Application Fee *
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