P20 Cantamos Audition Request Form
FAR AND NEAR at the United Palace of Cultural Arts, 2018. Photo credit: Laura Mitchell
About the Project
CANTAMOS showcases the diversity of classical music by bringing the fascinating and spirited music of Latin America and Europe to Upper Manhattan. Repertoire will include opera, art song, zarzuela, and popular music.

The goals of this project are:
1) To increase the visibility of classical music from Spanish-speaking countries in the public eye;
2) To engage artists in exploring and performing music from Spanish-speaking countries;
3) To demonstrate to audiences the relevance and inclusivity of classical music.

We’re seeking 3-5 singers for this project, which will culminate in a concert performance on November 5th. In addition to the concert, we’d also like singers to participate in at least one “pop-up” concert (fun and casual) in the third or fourth week of October in Washington Heights to promote the concert.

1) Rehearsal Period: October 1st-November 4th. Most rehearsals take place weekday evenings and on weekends.
2) Pop-up Concert: 2nd or 3rd week of October
3) Final Rehearsal: Afternoon of Monday, November 5th at 12:30pm. Required. Possibly an open rehearsal with invited audience.
4) Performance: Monday, November 5th at 7:30pm. United Palace of Cultural Arts.

IMPORTANT: This project requires daytime availability on Monday, November 5th starting at 12:30pm

About You
1) You’re excited to perform and promote Spanish-language repertoire
2) You’re an emerging artist ready to sing a professional level and already have some experience performing outside of educational engagements.
3) You have a strong technical foundation that enables you to sing freely and expressively
4) You enjoy engaging and connecting with audiences who may not have much exposure to classical repertoire
5) You learn music quickly, and you’re meticulous and thoughtful in your musical preparation (and you’re usually off- book by the first rehearsal)
6) You have great language and diction skills; if you haven't sung in Spanish before, you have the resources and know-how to be able to learn in a short amount of time
7) You're a considerate and dependable colleague
8) You're collaborative and solution-oriented

Singer Fee: $200, plus access to recordings and photos from the concert.

Please only request an audition if this project sounds like the right fit for you and vice versa, you’re available for the required final rehearsal and performance, and you will accept the contract if selected.

Your Info
First and Last Name *
Voice Part *
Email Address *
Phone Number *
Mailing Address *
ex: 222 Washington Ave, Apt #9, New York, NY 10011
Audition Details
Saturday, September 15th, 7-10pm
Sunday, September 16th, 6-10pm

Auditions will take place in Washington Heights. A pianist will be provided. At the audition, you may be asked to take musical or acting direction.

Audition fee: $20; discounted fee of $10 for singers who've sung or covered with us before

2 contrasting arias and a third piece of your choice, which can be art song, musical theatre, or any other style. A selection in Spanish is encouraged but not required and can be on-book.

Audition Date
Which date(s) can you sing for us? Please check all that apply. We will try our best to accommodate preferences.
Project Repertoire
Repertoire will include Spanish-language opera, art song, zarzuela, and popular music from Europe and Latin America. Potential pieces: excerpt from "Florencia en el Amazonas"; zarzuela by Luna, Marques, Caballero, popular songs such as Besame Mucho, Desafinado, Siempre en mi corazon; art songs by de Falla, Rodrigo, Cordero.
We encourage our artists to make repertoire suggestions! Let us know a) what you'd like to sing, and b) if you have ideas for other singers and/or ensemble numbers. Provide the title, composer, a link to a video or audio recording if available, and let us know if you have the score.
Your Materials
1) Resume *
2) Headshot *
Have you worked with us before? *
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