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.


Application Deadline

March 1st, 2019



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

Semi-finals and finals

 Semi-finals will be judged by Butler School of Music faculty. The 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. Past concert repertoire has included:

La fleur que tu m'avais jetée from Carmen

Song of the Golden Calf from Faust

Surta é la notte and Ernani! Involami! from Ernani

Lenksy’s Aria from Eugene Onegin

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

2018 Bass Winner Hidenori Inoue

2018 Bass Winner Hidenori Inoue


Important Dates

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

Finalists will be announced on March 30th.

Finalists arrival date August 25th, 2019.

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

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