Children's Chorus


Singers in the Young Artists in Rome program Children's Chorus sing children's chorus parts in the operas performed by the Rome Festival Opera.  They range in age from ten to sixteen and MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A VOLUNTEER OVER TWENTY ONE YEARS OF AGE. THE VOLUNTEER IS USUALLY A FAMILY MEMBER, FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, OR PATRON APPROVED BY THE FAMILY.

YOUNG SINGERS: For the summer of 2017 you can apply for children's choral positions in  a fully staged production of "Carmen" by Bizet.  You will sing the opera in its original language (French). You will sing in performances of  a fully staged opera (staged directed with sets and costumes) with the Rome Festival Orchestra, Ballet, and Chorus.  For your performances you will receive vocal, diction (Italian), and stagecraft (sometimes including dancing) coaching in addition to the opera rehearsals. You may also ask to attend diction coaching in Italian conversation. Rehearsals and performances will take place in Rome Italy during June and July 6  2017.

You will also visit the cultural treasures of Rome to learn how they inspired composersYou can meet instrumentalists, singers, ballet dancers, and designers from all over the United States, Italy, and at least nine other countries. Through these artists you will network worldwide for your professional future.

All your expenses of the Rome Festival opportunity may be covered by tax deductible gifts and grants through out 501-c-3 charity.  Our charity receives many corporate matches.  All tax payers and all non-profits may contribute.

We select young artists at the end of each month for the summer of 2017.  When our charity has used up all its financial support available for 2017, we invite singers for 2018.

You should mail to our "fast" address  your application form and application fee during these days. Mail your application form and application fee to: Rome Festival Admissions, P.O. Box 1445, Mountainside, NJ 07092-0445 USA.   In the upper right corner of the application under ?voice type? type or print one of the following: YARCHILDRENCHORUS (applying for a position in the Rome Festival Opera Children's Chorus as a member of the Young Artist in Rome Program).

Two to three weeks later  EITHER email your audition recording as a music file to OR post mail to our "fast" address, found on the application form, a cassette or regular CD recording of your singing two brief works suitable for young voice.  Please mail the recording in a second envelope even if you mail it the same day as your application and application fee.

We look forward to helping you benefit from living in the heart of the inspirational historic center of Rome while singing with the Rome Festival Opera.

YOUNG ARTIST IN ROME CHILDREN'S CHORUS SINGERS CLICK HERE FOR YOUR APPLICATION FORM. The Rome Festival, an educational charity, follows a policy of rolling monthly admissions which maintains racial non-discrimination and equal opportunity to all.  


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