Posted on
Jan 22

Brava! Opera Vocal Competition

Brava! Opera Theater

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May 5, 2022

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Brava! Opera Vocal Competition

Brava! Opera Theater

Posted on
Jan 22


Program Information

The 10th Annual Brava! Opera Theater and James M. Collier Young Artist Program Vocal Competition is a national competition that recognizes and encourages promising young operatic talent. Previous participants have been hired to perform in southern Oregon in symphony concerts and in Brava! Opera's opera productions and events. Previous 1st place winners include tenors Jamez McCorkle, AJ Glueckert, Kyle van Schoonhoven, sopranos Julie Adams, Mary-Hollis Hundley, Maria Natale, Marina Boudart-Harris, mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier and bass-baritone Brad Walker. 

Panel of Judges

Willene Gunn ▪ Artistic Director, Brava! Opera Theater and James M. Collier Young Artist Program and former Director of the Opera Program at San Francisco Conservatory of Music for 30 years
Ellie Holt-Murray - soprano and voice instructor at Southern Oregon University
Dr. Martin Majkut - Conductor and Music Director of the Rogue Valley Symphony in Ashland, Oregon and the Queens Symphony Orchestra in Queens, New York


The competition is limited to U. S. citizens and those with green cards. Proof of citizenship and/or green card is required. Driver’s Licenses are NOT proof of citizenship or residency. Please provide copy of birth certificate or passport.

Only singers aged 21 to 35 as of December, 2022 are allowed to enter the competition.

Application Information

  • Singers will complete the online application
  • Upload two videos of operatic arias of contrasting styles. (The quality of your video is critical. Your camera should record from a fixed position as if three judges were seated in front of you. You should face straight forward to the camera as you would appear to judges in a live audition.)
  • Upload résumé
  • Upload head shot
  • Upload proof of citizenship. 

Deadline Details

Audition Information

Payment Information


Payment is provided
1st Place: $6,000
2nd Place: $4,000
3rd Place: $2,000
4th through 10th Place (top ten finalists): $500
Total prize money = $15,500

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Opera Competition
Classical Voice
Classical Music

Application Details

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Fee: $

Opportunity Dates

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Location Details

Ashland, OR 97520

Contact Email Address

Contact Phone Number

(541) 261-5776

Contact Details

Lorrie Hall, General Director
Brava! Opera Theater and James M. Collier Young Artist Program
PO Box 5
Ashland, OR 97520

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Brava! Opera Theater


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