Eligibility: Applicants must be over 17 years of age and must audition with selections from at least two contrasting musical periods for a total of 10 to 15 minutes. Students must perform these selections from memory and provide the judges with an original copy of the music.
Constance Eberhardt Memorial Award, AIMS Graz Experience Scholarship and Banff Center School of Fine Arts Scholarship $500-$1,250
Sponsor: National Opera Association
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs or the equivalent and be between the ages of 18 and 24. The applicants' teachers must be members of the National Opera Association. Selection is based on a recording of two arias for preliminary hearings and a live audition of four arias for the final judging. There is a $20 entry fee.
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions $1,500-$15,000
Sponsor: Metropolitan Opera
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens, residents of at least one year or students in U.S. or Canadian institutions of higher learning. Applicants must also be 20 to 30 years of age, have musical training and background and demonstrate operatic potential. They must be able to sing in more than one language. Applicants must audition with five arias.
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, proof of age, proof of residency/college enrollment (foreign applicants only) and $30 application fee are required.
Stillman Kelley National Instrumental Awards $200-$1,000
Sponsor: National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman-Kelley Award
Eligibility: Applicants must be instrumentalists, must not reach their 19th birthday by March 1 and be members of the National Federation of Music Clubs. This award rotates by region with the Northeastern and Southeastern regions in even years and Central and Western regions in odd years.
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Nathalie Steinbach 15 Mount Vernon Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents and middle, high school or college students. Students must submit an entry in one of the following categories: essay, song, entrepreneurial plan, short film, PSA, STEM or speech - all with the theme of the U.S. Constitution.
Eligibility: Applicants must be either high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors or 15 to 18 years old by December 1 of the year of application. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The disciplines included are cinematic arts, dance, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice and writing. Those applying in the discipline of jazz music may be registered aliens. There is a nonrefundable fee.