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.