Wednesday, April 23, 2014

26th International Opera Singing Competition of Marmande

August 27th-28th-29th-30th - 2014

This competition is open to candidates of all nationalities and its aim is to promote young singers.
It consists of three categories, of which one or more may be selected :
A. OPERA & Opéra Comique

  • Candidates must be born after 27th August 1981 and before 27th August 1996. Any request for exemption will be considered by the organising association.
  • The organisers reserve the right to accept or reject a candidature after taking account of the C.V. professional experience and training of a candidate.
  • A candidate who has won a first prize in one category of this competition in previous years cannot compete in that category.
  • Candidates, whether prize-winners or not, may be engaged with remuneration for the Marmande Festival Lyrique in 2015 and future years, or in other productions of the association. The list of prize-winners will be widely disseminated. All the members of the Jury are likely to offer engagements to the candidates or to assist in their promotion.
  • The organising association reserves the right to the use of photographs and audio-visual recordings made throughout the competition, without this giving the right to any recompense whatever to the participants, on every medium of communication and the internet.
  • The operatic Festival Association retains the right to enter in to partnerships with other operatic competitions
REGISTRATIONA registration fee (see attached registration form for the amount) in «Euros», non-returnable, is requested from the candidates.
Candidates must provide the following :
  • A curriculum vitae
  • 2 photographs (4cm/4cm)
  • A photocopy ot their identity document
  • Registration fee
Application form will be registered until the 1st of July 2014. Notification of registration will be made upon receipt of the completed forms.

Orfeo Duo Workshop

You are cordially invited to attend the fifth annual
comfortable hands-on exploration of new chamber music:
a workshop for adult amateurs
Saturday May 18, 2013, 10 am - 5 pm

Lisa Terry, viola da gambist and cellist,
and the Orfeo Duo: Vita Wallace, violinist, & Ishmael Wallace, pianist and composer, with two additional composers

Participants: 12 adult amateur musicians, all voices and instruments welcome (including early instruments)

Location: Private home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan
Fee: $70

Registration deadline: April 6th

For more information or to register: call 212-666-0928
or email

for more please see

NYU Summer Double Reed Teen Workshop

  • Priority Application Deadline: May 17, 2014 (learn How to Apply)
  • Final Application Deadline: June 27, 2014
  • Program Dates: August 4, 2014 - August 8, 2014
  • Required Student Orientation: August 3, 2014, 3 p.m.
  • Housing Dates: August 3, 2014 - August 9, 2014
  • Tuition: $850
  • Woodwind Studies:

Bassoon and oboe students between the ages of 16 and 19 are invited to attend the 3rd annual IDRS Double Reed Teen Camp from August 4th through 8th. This camp will be hosted by the NYU Steinhardt Music Department and will take place on the NYU Campus in New York’s Greenwich Village. At this camp you will meet young double reed musicians from around the world, and you will work with world-class musicians through reed making, private and ensemble coaching, and performance opportunities.

The tuition includes teen-only master classes, double reed ensembles, group activities, and attendance at the conference and concerts. Participants will make new friends with other double reed musicians who share the same passion for the bassoon and oboe through four days of immersion in the music and artistic joy that will be the IDRS 2014 Conference.

Johansen International Competition for Young String Players Ages 13 to 17

 The Johansen International Competition (JIC) for Young String Players Ages 13–17 (violin, viola, cello) takes place only once every 3 years. Prizes include $67,000 in cash awards, plus possible performance opportunities that may include a Winners' Recital in Washington, DC, and solo appearances with orchestra. Winners receive five years of complimentary student membership in the Friday Morning Music Club (FMMC). In addition, winners are eligible for a full scholarship to the Brevard Music Center program, and finalists are eligible for a half-scholarship to the Brevard summer music program.

The 2015 Johansen International Competition for Young String Players will take place March 18-21, 2015 in Washington, DC. Click here for more information. Judges for the 2015 competition are Glenn Dicterow, violin; Victoria Chiang, viola; and Marcy Rosen, cello. Printed applications are now available. Instructions and the online application can be found here.

Summer Vocal Intensive

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

John W. McGrath Productions International and The Alexandria Royal Fyfes, Drums & Trumpets

John W. McGrath Productions International and The Alexandria Royal
Fyfes, Drums & Trumpets announces the following immediate performance

Professional performers wanted for very well paid ongoing on-stage
performance work.
(This is the opportunity to shine you have always dreamt of.)

Opportunities available:
Piccolo / Flute / or Sax Performer to play Fyfe. (The instrument is
simply killer!)
Trumpet Performer
Violin / Fiddle Performer (Celtic)
Rudimental Drummer / Percussionist

We perform for amazing audiences from across the country and around
the world, that love what we do.

We are a well established (31 years) fully professional Musical
Performance Company.

Performances at only the highest level of venues: Waldorf Astoria;
Marriott Marquis on Broadway; Philadelphia Marriott; Pennsylvania
Convention Center; Library of Congress; Kennedy Center; Washington
Hilton; etc., etc..

Most performances on days and times unlikely to conflict with other
performance work.

Rehearsals on Monday afternoons in South / Central Jersey (Exit 5 off
the Jersey Tpke.)

Must be professional level performer.

Must have your own car. (If you do not, we are sorry, but we cannot
put you to work.)

Please see full details and reply information at our Job Posting site
as follows:

You may access our Website from the Job Posting site, or directly as follows:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thousand Islands International Piano Competition

The Thousand Islands International Piano competition will be celebrating its 12th year along the beautiful St. Lawrence River when it holds the 2014 competition at Maple Grove Estate in Cape Vincent. The primary focus of this event is to provide a venue for exceptional young pianists who perform and share their music in the nurturing and confidence-building atmosphere provided in this St. Lawrence community.  In return these budding young artists bring the joy of live classical music to the Thousand Islands.  Each year a special bond is created between community residents and performers.

Applications are being accepted starting April 1, 2014. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2014. The competition is limited to 15 contestants and applications will be accepted in the order they are received.

If you have any questions please email Cape Vincent Arts Council at

E-Gré National Music Competition

Held annually at the Brandon University School of Music on the first weekend in May, the Eckhardt-Gramatté competition alternates between Voice (2014), Strings (2015), and Piano (2016).

apply online by November 15 2014 for the 2015 strings competition

Babysitting Job

Babysitting Job Opportunity

Please Contact:

Fiona Eisenberg

The MusAid Fellowship Program

Belize, August 18-28

The MusAid Fellowship Program offers eight musicians an opportunity to teach and perform at several music programs in Central America as part of our partnership with Youth Orchestra of Central America (OJCA).

The program is open to ages 21-35.

Seeking teachers for violin, viola, cello, bass, horn, trumpet, flute.

Deadline: May 31, 2014

Apply now at