Audition 2019

Audition Information


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Applicants should be between  22-35 years old at the time of submission. Previous winners may not re-enter the competition.

Application Fee

$75 in US Dollars, check or Money Order mailed to:

c/o Tony Zapata

UT Butler School of Music

2406 Robert Dedman Drive #E3100

Austin, TX  78712

Checks should be made payable to the UT Butler School of Music.

Payment with credit card are accepted.

Applicants are responsible for attaining US Visa, travel and lodging.


Semi-finals and finals

 Semi-finals and finals will be judged by a nationally-recognized conductor, a stage director, and a vocal professional.  

Audition Requirements

Submit four arias in three contrasting languages.

For the 2019 season, we will be exploring German repertoire in collaboration with the Houston Saengerbund.

Application Deadline

March 1st, 2019


All decisions will be made from the materials the applicants have submitted.

2018 Bass Winner Hidenori Inoue

2018 Bass Winner Hidenori Inoue


Important Dates

Semi-finalists and Finalists will be announced March 15th, 2019.

Finalists arrival date August 25th, 2019.

Masterclasses with BOC Faculty and Evening Faculty Recital August 26th, 2019.

Panel discussion and Auditions with Austin Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, San Diego Opera, and ADA Artist Management and Evening Semi-Finalist Recital August 27th, 2019.

Rehearsals and program dates August 25th through September 2nd, 2019.

The concert will be held on September 1st at 4 pm in Bates Recital Hall followed by a reception.