3 Piano Fellowships available
Rehearsals and Performances: June 8-June 22, 2019 (Arrive 6.7, Depart 6.23)
3 Piano Fellowships Available
Main Stage rehearsals and performances: June 23-Aug. 8, 2019 (Arrive 6.23, Depart 8.8)
Die Zauberflöte rehearsals and performances: June 24-Aug. 8
West Side Story rehearsals and performances: June 10-July 13
Main Stage vocalists will begin rehearsing June 23, Pianists will begin rehearsing June 24.
Pianists may apply for both SOARS and the Main Stage Program
Full and partial fellowships for both programs are available by audition and phone interview. A full fellowship would cover the cost of tuition, room and board. Housing is provided to all festival students. Piano fellows are responsible for all travel expenses to and from Bay View. Some opportunities exist for earning extra income during the summer while at Bay View through employment at local churches, teaching community piano lessons and freelance work.
A rotation of three Piano Fellows will play opera rehearsals and serve as repetiteurs for the opera. Fellows will not be expected to coach singers, but will have opportunities to coach if mutually desired between vocalists and pianists.
Three Piano Fellows will play in the pit orchestra of the musical. One pianist will also serve as rehearsal pianist for the musical (Mon.-Fri., 7-10pm). Stipend available if pianist meets conditions of the G.W. Jones Memorial Scholarship.
Main Stage vocalists and piano fellows will participate in 8 Art Song Classes (masterclass format) culminating in a group recital. Repertoire is pre-assigned by June 1, 2019.
Additional participation in select Festival Concerts and weekly optional student recitals as assigned or requested.
Opportunities to play instrumental chamber music may be available according to interest and scheduling logistics with the instrumental program. The Bay View Conservatory instrumental chamber music program consists of 28 students (two string quartets, two woodwind quintets, two brass quintets) and 20 instrumental faculty members.
12-14 singers and 3 collaborative pianists
Collaborative Piano Program contents includes:
(Singers will receive 1 hour of demo recording time, but due to intensive schedule, piano fellows will not participate in this portion of the SOARS program.)
Submit three recordings (YouTube links or other electronic delivery) chosen from the following:
Main Stage Program audition requirements:
Select one from the following:
Soars audition requirements:
Select three from the following:
For general questions about the program, please contact Artistic Director Chris Ludwa at (231) 225-8877 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have specific questions about this seminar, please contact Casey Robards at email@example.com.