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Apprentice Division:

Ages 18 to 26 years of age as of 30 May 2020,

no undergraduate degree as of 1 September 2020,

high school graduate or equivalent

as of May

Participants in the Apprentice Division must prepare one or two arias and three art songs,

including one selection in Italian.  

Selected singers in the Apprentice Division will perform on the Aria Concert and on

other concerts as assigned by the faculty.

Young Artist Division:

No age limits, undergraduate degree in a

vocal-related field recommended, 

no principal roles with an A or B level company


Participants in the Young Artist Division

must prepare a minimum of three arias  

and six art songs, including at least

two selections in Italian.  Singers in the

Young Artist Division will have the opportunity

to perform with the BBS Chamber Orchestra

on a variety of concerts throughout the 12 days upon recommendation of the faculty.

Once accepted into the Symposium,

participants must email their 

BBS repertoire list to 

Annalisa Monticelli at:

 Auditions will be held on Tuesday, 23 June 2020 for those students

who wish to be considered to perform with the BBS Chamber Orchestra in the conducting master classes, the Aria Concert, off campus concerts, 

and the  Grand Finale Concert.



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