Orpheus
The 2024 Orpheus Vocal Competition
 
Contest Details
Young Artist: for ages 25-30
Student: for ages 19-24
 
Founded in 1996, the Orpheus Vocal Competition exists to provide financial support and encouragement to singers up to age 30 from around the United States who are pursuing careers as Vocal artists. Orpheus is the only competition of its kind in the south central United States.
 
This year the Society will be awarding grand prizes up to $3,000 for the Student Winner and up to $5,000 for the Young Artist Winner. Additional prizes will be awarded by individuals and corporations.
 
Following a virtual preliminary round, the Finals of the 2024 Orpheus Vocal Competition will be held on Saturday/Sunday March 2nd and 3rd, 2024 at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.
 
Important Dates:
  • Application deadline December 1st, 2023.

  • Contestants will be informed of their acceptance by January 15th, 2024.

  • Finalists will be invited for an in person competition March 2th-3rd, 2024.*

*We are planning for an in-person finalist competition but reserve the right to make changes based on public health or other considerations

Please note that your original video submission will be used for the initial round and the semi-final round of the competition.

All Applicants must completely fill out the online application by the deadline.

You will need the following materials to fill out the online application:

1.  Your list of repertoire  

2.  A link to your audition video in .mp4 format (please wear recital attire.)  Please post yours on YouTube if possible. 

-  Your video should include both selections.

-  Please put your name in the video title.

-  Videos should be recorded in a concert-like space (church sanctuary, recital hall, auditorium, etc.) in order to provide the judges with the best acoustic experience. Please avoid bedrooms, living rooms, faculty offices and practice rooms and remember to wear concert attire. Please ensure the audio quality of your recording reflects your musical capabilities.

3.  An updated Résumé in MS Word, pdf, or Open Office format. 

4.  A payment method (Paypal or Debit / Credit card) for the non-refundable application fee of $75.

 
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 a link to your audition video (posted on youtube if possible) and updated resume.  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: 2 arias.

– In the Student category: 1 aria and 1 art song.

Age guidelines:

Young Artist
(age 25 to 30 by application deadline)
Student (age 19 to 24 by application deadline)
 
Important:
 
•  Competition is open to any singer who has completed or is in the process of completing an accredited music education. 

•  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 $75. 

You will be taken to Paypal to complete your payment when you submit the application form.


Please contact Dr. Will Perkins (615) 904-8395 or MTSU School of Music (615) 898-2694 for further assistance.
 

Please fill in all the information below. 

Competition Category *
Voice Category *

Education *

Young Artist and Student - Complete Repertoire

Applicants must provide a program of the following selections:
 

– In the Young Artist category: 2 arias.

– In the Student category: 1 aria and 1 art song.

 

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Application Fee
 
Each completed application form must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $75 to the Middle Tennessee Choral Society.  
You will be taken to Paypal to complete your payment when you submit the form.
Application Fee *
The MT Choral Society and the Orpheus competition will adhere to COVID guidelines and recommendations.
 
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