Application & Scholarship


Application

The BOA application and audition process involves two stages. Applying early is recommended.

 

STAGE ONE

Submit the following application documents to berlinoperaacademy@gmail.com by our early application deadline December 1, 2017


• Desired Roles- list either specific roles i.e."Pamina, Papagena" and/or "open to any casting decision".
• Resume and Headshot- including date of birth.  Artists are generally under 36 years of age. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis.
• Proof of Application Fee Payment - receipt number or screenshot.

Select either:

• Live Audition- Please submit your selected audition location. Live auditions will be held in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver, London and Berlin. Additional locations, dates and sites will be publicized in October. Check back for complete listing. Please prepare 2-3 arias relating to your desired role(s). Accompanist will be provided, though applicants are invited to provide independent accompanists.

OR

• Recorded Audition- Please submit 2 arias relating to your desired role(s). Video is preferred but audio is accepted.

Application Fee

STAGE TWO

Live Audition Applicants: Successful candidates at live auditions will be invited to an interview on the same day of the audition.

Recorded Audition Applicants: Successful candidates submitting recorded auditions will be requested to participate in an online video interview. Invitations will be sent by email.

Tuition

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 asterix " * "

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.