SMART Opera's Third Annual Vocal Competition is now concluded. Stay tuned for information about SMART Opera's 2018
The Competition 2017
The first round will be conducted through online video submissions during the month of February 2017, from which the finalists will be chosen by the SMART Opera administrative staff. Submissions will not be considered until the competition form and fee are received!
The second and final round of the competition will consist of a live performance for a panel of judges on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas. All first round contestants must be available to perform in this concert! The public is encouraged to attend the concert and vote for their favorite singer to win the Audience Choice Award! Tickets will be available at the door for $10 for adults and $5 for students.
This competition offers a number of benefits as well as prizes.
For more information, consult the competition materials provided. Thank you and good luck!
The San Marcos Artists' Retention and Training Orchestra (S.M.A.R.T. Orchestra) is dedicated to the enhanced appreciation and understanding of orchestral music in San Marcos and its surrounding communities. This is accomplished by providing an opportunity for developing musicians to perform and learn in a full symphony orchestra as well as through a free, community concert series, various educational outreach opportunities, and instructor and internship programs.
The Butler Opera Center Young Artist Program, at University of Texas, is recognized by college and high school faculty as the premier high school solo voice training program in Texas. The BOCYAP offers world-class training for talented high school and early college students. As featured in Classical Singer magazine, the curriculum includes individual voice instruction with the internationally acclaimed faculty of the Butler School of Music, as well as classes related to the art of singing. Included are sessions specifically designed to prepare young singers for the application and audition process for undergraduate music schools and professional young artist programs, as well as an art song competition. At the end of the program, students will perform a Solo and Opera Scenes Concert comprised of musical theater and opera scenes.
Spotlight on Opera is in its 10th season as Texas’ premiere summer opera training program. We are dedicated to providing training and performance opportunities to career-track and avocational singers aged 15 and up. Founded in 2007 by Program Director Cindy Sadler, Spotlight began as a one-week summer program at St. Edward’s University. The program expanded quickly and by 2010 went full time, acting as a community opera troupe in the fall and spring and a training program for aspiring singers in the summer, a model we continue today.