Art Song Discovery Series Auditions
Through this series the Society presents classical voice recitals in various
venues in the greater Washington area to broaden public appreciation of this
art form and to provide professional opportunities for local singers.
must be residents of the greater Washington, DC area, including Baltimore
a CD containing a total of 8 songs in 4 different languages, 2 in each language.
One pair must be in English, the other pairs in three other languages of the
o CD must
be playable on ordinary portable equipment. (Testing is recommended.)
the CD and its jacket with the auditioner's name.
the recorded musical selections, with the composers' names, in order of performance.
a sample recital program of 45 to 60 minutes in length, about half of which
is in English. Maintaining artistic quality, the program should allow the
singer a wide range of creative expression. Our aim is to entertain, broaden
and elevate the listener's experience.
from the submitted CD may be included in the sample program.
o The program
must be composed of music the auditioning artist would be prepared to sing
in Discovery Series Recitals in 2007.
o The singer's
contact information must be noted on the sample program (name, address, phone
o CD and
program must be postmarked by March 27,
Send them to:
Executive Director VAS
2710 Poplar Street NW
Washington DC 20007-3149
Do not send resumés, photos or other materials.
Copy of the audition flyer (PDF)
CDs will be heard in blind audition (singers unidentified)
Selection of artists for final live auditions will be based solely
on the performance heard on the CD.
Finalists will be notified in early April, 2006
Final live auditions will be held on Saturday Apr. 29, 2006.
Finalists will be asked to perform selections from the CD, not from
the sample program.
If questions arise,
do not hesitate to contactl:
Martha Ellison, VAS Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or William Wears (email@example.com).
Vocal Arts Society, 1818 24th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008-4024, (202)
is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the
We welcome your comments and contributions.