2020 iSING! Festival
2020 iSING! International Young Artists Festival
Individual coaching sessions in the standard Western vocal repertoire
Coaching in Chinese modern operatic repertoire with a focus on diction, singing and phrasing in Mandarin, and general introduction to the background and style of this emerging genre
Daily Mandarin classes
Individual dramatic coaching
Lectures covering a variety of topics such as standard Western-style repertoire; Chinese history and culture; lore, legends and epics that inspire dramatic stage works
Discussions on career building and development, performing arts market in greater China, audition techniques and industry expectations
The opportunity to hone their craft through performing is a priority for iSING!. Throughout the course of the program there will be a series of concerts with orchestra in several Chinese cities.
The program is seeking young professional and graduate level singers of all nationalities. Age requirements: men (36 years of age and younger by the program start date); women (33 years of age and younger by the program start date)
Applications are submitted through YAP Tracker, an online audition database. Applicants may sign up for a free guest account by clicking the link located on the right side of the YAP Tracker registration page.
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Question on iSING! Festival and auditions, please email
Extended applications deadline: March 25, 2020
Moscow Applications deadline: March 25, 2020
Upon review of completed applications, applicants will be notified of their status for live auditions within one week after the application deadlines close.
Live Audition Repertoire
Candidates must prepare:
Three arias in contrasting language and style
Two art songs, one in your native language, one in a foreign language
Audition Cities (Please see updated audition dates in green)
April 11, Houston, TX
April 13, 2020, New York, NY (New York audition has moved from March 28 to April 13, 2020)
April 18, 2020, Moscow, Russia (Application deadline March 25)
April 24, 2020, Berlin, Germany (Berlin audition has moved from April 4 to April 24, 2020)
April 27, 2020, Bologna, Italy (Bologna audition has moved from April 3 to April 27, 2020)
TBA: Santiago, Chile
Tuition and Fees
This full-scholarship program will cover the costs of tuition, room and board, facilities, materials, and excursion. Participants are responsible for their international travel, visa fees and personal incidentals.
Financial aid for international travel is limited, but participants with financial strain can submit a letter outlining their situation to for consideration.
Participants will live in shared apartments. Each apartment is furnished with all the necessary amenities; each bedroom will have an en-suite full bathroom. Per diem are provided, as well as shuttle bus service to and from the program facilities at the Suzhou Industrial Park, home of the Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre.
Suzhou is one of China’s most ancient cities. Full of culture and charm, it has often been compared to "paradise on earth" by the literati and is renowned for its classic gardens, canals, silks, lakes, operas, legends and museums.