Main Stage Voice Program

2024 Mainstage Voice Program

June 21 – August 2, 2024
Musical: Fiddler on the Roof
Opera: Rossini’s La Cenerentola

A 6-week opportunity to gain role experience in a fully staged production in original language with four performances in historic John M. Hall Auditorium and the state-of-the-art Great Lakes Center for the Arts.

Vocal study at the Bay View Music Festival is designed to provide singers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of vocal technique, operatic, art song, role preparation, stage presentation, acting technique and skills necessary to build a career in the arts.

Upon completion of an audition, up to 16 singers (most double cast) will be accepted and cast in the two productions.

Fees are all-inclusive, so additional expenses are minimal while at Bay View and include voice lessons, coachings, and staging rehearsals.

  • A role in the mainstage opera
  • Performances will be accompanied by chamber orchestra.
  • Artists will participate in musical for 2 performances.
  • Performance practice class for singers (art song literature and performance)
  • Four voice lessons
  • Coachings with Conductor/Repetiteur as needed
  • Thriving in the Arts seminars on business skills for a career in music
  • Weekly performance opportunities in recitals
  • Participation in festival choir as section leader for work-study.
  • Six weeks in a charming village on Lake Michigan in one of the most beautiful resort areas in the world.
  • Total cost after scholarship ranges from $2,400-$3,000, including tuition, room, and board (Full price is $3600).
  • Low application fee of $5 to Yaptracker.
  • Roles are open until filled, though we hope to finish casting by April 1.
  • There are provisions for cancellation of the festival due to Covid-19, in which case all money would be refunded to the participant.


Contact Us

To apply, please submit the following to at the ‘Apply Now’ link below:

  • Resume
  • Headshot
  • Youtube links to 2 arias and one musical theatre song. One aria must be in Italian. If you choose to sing something from one of the shows above, that would be fine but not required.

Open Auditions

For community audition information and online application, please visit the links below. Open until March 1st, 2024.