How to Apply

 

The Centre for Opera Studies in Italy gratefully acknowledges the generous founding support of The Bel Canto Foundation for Italian Heritage and Opera.

COSI 2017 Program Dates:
June 18 - July 16, 2017

COSI Academy Dates:
July 6 - July 16, 2017

Opera Chorus Program Dates:
July 2 - July 16, 2017

Oratorio Chorus Program Dates:
July 17- 24th, 2017, in the San Panfilo Cathedral of Sulmona, and
Madonna della Libera Cathedral of Pratola Peligna

APPLICATION FORMS

COSI 2017 application forms are available now on Yaptracker:

https://www.yaptracker.com/applications/cosi-2017

COSI ACADEMY 2017 application forms for singers and pianists, aged 17-19, are now available on Yaptracker:

https://www.yaptracker.com/applications/cosi-academy-2017

Applications for all programs are to be completed using Yaptracker.
Request a live audition or submit a recorded audition.

PLEASE NOTE:

A subscription to the YapTracker service is NOT required to view the above application form, however non-subscribers will be required to sign-up for a free guest account. The registration page contains full options and information for both full and guest memberships; visit the Yaptracker registration page at www.yaptracker.com/register for more information.

Live Audition Tour

COSI will hold live auditions for COSI 2017 in the following cities in Fall 2016:
Halifax– Saturday, October 15
St. John’s  – Monday, October 17
London, ON – Saturday, Oct. 22
Toronto – Saturday, Sunday October 29, 30
Edmonton – Saturday, November 5
Calgary– Sunday, November 6
San Francisco – Monday, November 7
New York – Saturday, November 12
Montreal – Saturday, November 19

All dates, faculty, and program information are subject to change and enrollment.

Application Deadlines

Live Auditions Application Deadline: One week before auditions in New York and San Francisco, 3 days before all other locations

Deadline for complete applications for recorded auditions: Sunday, November 27. 2016.

Application Fees

$20 Oratorio and Chorus programs until February 20
$20 All the other programs on the main application until October 12
$40 All the other programs on the main application until February 20

LATE applications will be considered on a case by case basis, by directly contacting cosi.program.manager@gmail.com

 

Application Guidelines

Required materials for the applicants in the following programs

Opera

Opera Scenes

Collaborative Piano

Interns (Conducting, Stage Direction, Stage Management, Stage Production)

  • Online application form
  • Résumé
  • Digital headshot or candid photo
  • Short bio (250 words or less, in third person)
  • Uploaded audition selections (for recorded auditions)
  • Application fee

Required Materials for the Opera Chorus and Oratorio Chorus Program Applicants:

  • Online application form
  • Résumé
  • Digital headshot or candid photo
  • Short bio (250 words or less, in third person)
  • Uploaded audition selections (for recorded auditions)
  • Application fee

Audition Repertoire

SINGERS

OPERA and OPERA SCENES applicants

Two operatic arias, one of which must be in Italian:

  • One aria must be with recitative
  • One Italian art song may be substituted for an aria

Singers are required to provide their own accompanist.

OPERA CHORUS and ORATORIO CHORUS

No auditions are required.

COLLABORATIVE PIANISTS

One solo work and two opera arias:

  • One movement of a piano sonata by Beethoven, Haydn, or Mozart, or a solo work which is representative of middle- or late- Romantic style,
  • Two opera arias, in a collaborative performance with a singer provided by you.

INTERNATIONAL  APPLICANTS

For its “Extraordinary Opera Training,” COSI welcomes recorded submissions from singers and collaborative pianists around the globe. Our prices are in $CAD.

Please note that all fees, including application fees and tuition fees are non-refundable.

 

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