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Auditions are now available for NJ Vocal Arts Collaborative’s 2022 program, including our production of Die Zauberflöte with orchestra. Die Zauberflöte will be semi-staged, performed twice (one performance per cast), and sung in German with dialogue in English.

All auditions for our 2022 program will be completed digitally, with all applications due by April 15.

For NJ Vocal Arts Collaborative auditions, please submit two YouTube videos (either public or unlisted): one  aria or excerpt of your desired role in Die Zauberflöte and another operatic aria of your choice. You may alternatively post your videos on a Google Drive, but access must be opened up so that our creative team will not have to request access to your drive to hear you. When you have your audition selections completed, please fill out the below form, which also includes submitting your headshot, resume, and $25 audition fee.

Auditions are accepted on a rolling basis, so although we have a final due date of April 15, we highly suggest you submit as quickly as possible! Once our creative team has reviewed your audition, you will hear from us with a casting decision.

If accepted into the NJ Vocal Arts Collaborative, you will be expected to be available for all rehearsals and performances from June 1-28, especially our Die Zauberflöte performances on June 24 & 28. Rehearsals will take place any evening other than Saturday throughout June, though your character may not be called for all rehearsals. Once cast, we will reach out for any rehearsal conflicts and will take them into account while crafting our finalized schedule. Then, individuals will receive a detailed schedule with information on rehearsals and performances.

Individuals accepted to perform a role will be charged $850, including a $175 non-refundable* deposit to reserve your space within the program. Three additional payments of $225 must be paid by April 1, May 1 and June 1. Cover positions are available for each role, which include one cover rehearsal with our conductor, along with your presence at rehearsals. To accept a cover slot, a $100 deposit must be paid, plus two payments of $225 on April 1 and May 1. Auditor positions, for anyone wishing to observe the creative process, without performing, are $250 for the entire month.

* Tuition fees will be fully refundable only in case of official Covid-19 mandates which may restrict the ability to perform.

The Die Zauberflöte final performances will be from memory, and performers are expected to be off-book by the first week of the program. All singers are expected to know their role before the first rehearsal, as we will not be taking time during the rehearsal process to teach music. We look forward to the opportunity of working with each of you and helping your artistic skills grow in the best way for you, as we prepare Mozart’s masterpiece!
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