America-Berlin Scholarships for American Singers

The scholarship recipient will travel to Berlin to start his or her training with the Deutsche Oper in August. The term of residence is the Deutsche Oper Berlin’s season: approximately 10 months, ending in June. Housing is made available and the recipient is encouraged to participate in German language courses at the Goethe Institute. During the residency, the recipients will receive advanced training and professional experience singing roles in Deutsche Oper productions.


The scholarship competition is open to American citizens or permanent residents between the age of 18 and 30 who are beginning their professional singing careers.


Each scholarship includes a stipend in the amount of US$15,000 and a round-trip flight to Berlin, Germany. During the year, the students are offered roles in Deutsche Oper productions for which they receive an honorarium.


The confirmed date for the auditions is Thursday, February 1, 2018 at The Liederkranz Foundation in New York City.

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