Application & Scholarship


Submit the following documents to by March 15th, 2018 for recorded auditions:

• Desired Roles- list either specific roles i.e."Pamina, Papagena" and/or "open to any casting decision".
• Resume and Headshot- including date of birth.
• Proof of Application Fee Payment - receipt number or screenshot.

Select either:

• Live Audition (Late live audition applications will be accepted subject to availability) - Please submit your audition location. Live auditions will be held in Berlin Feb 1-3, Glasgow Feb 7-8, London Feb 10-12, Boston Feb 14-15, New York Feb 16-17, Bloomington, IN Feb 19, Houston Feb 21-22, San Francisco Feb 27-28, Vancouver, CA Mar 2-3, Stockholm mid-April. Please prepare 2-3 arias relating to your desired role(s). Applicants are encouraged to bring their accompanists, though one will be provided.


• Recorded Audition- Please submit 2 arias in the fach of your desired role(s). Video is preferred but audio is accepted.


Successful candidates of live and recorded auditions will participate in an online video interview. Invitations will be sent by email.


Tuition includes intensive instruction through voice lessons, role and repertoire coachings, masterclasses, agent auditions, workshops and all program activities offered at BOA. Shared-room accommodation is included in the cost of tuition for the duration of the program. Single-room accommodation is available upon request for a surcharge.

Thanks to our donors and the support of the city of Berlin, we are able to offer over € 150,000 in scholarships to successful applicants which goes towards tuition and accommodation. See below for scholarship application information.

€ 4550 : Standard tuition

€ 4950 : Lead Role Tuition*

€ 5150 : Standard tuition incl. monthly transit card, SIM card & airport transfer to and from accommodation

€ 5550 : Lead role tuition incl. monthly transit card, SIM card & airport transfer to and from accommodation

*Lead roles are listed under each production page and denoted with an asterisk " * "

Scholarship and Fellowship

To apply for financial support, please include a letter less than 500 words requesting aid at the time of your application. Scholarships are available in the sum of 250, 500, 1000, 2000, 3000 € as well as full-tuition fellowships. Please specify exactly the amounts of scholarship for which you are applying and be as specific as possible to increase chances of successful funding.

Please be advised that you will only be considered for the amounts for which you apply. i.e. If you only apply for full-tuition support, and are unsuccessful, you would miss the opportunity to be considered for a 3000 € scholarship.

Please also include other sources of funding from which you are raising financial support, such as crowd-funding, fundraising concerts, fundraising dinners, completed applications for local scholarships, and other means of support. Candidates displaying particular need and demonstrating merit and ability will be considered by the scholarship committee. We have scholarships available for all genders, ages and roles, but particularly encourage male singers of merit to apply.