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No Green cards. Passports are accepted. Age limit 21-33.
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Applications for Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship


Applications for the 2019 Bel Canto Vocal Scholarships will be accepted beginning October 1, 2019 and extending through November 15, 2019. NO applications will be accepted prior to October 1 or after November 15.

Applicant must be a United States citizen between the age of 21 and 33, actively pursuing a career in opera performance.

To apply for scholarships:

  • Applicants should submit a resume, along with a cover letter.
  • Provide a DVD (no CDs, please), with three operatic arias, two of which must be in Italian, and the third in the language of choice.
  • The DVD you submit MUST be playable on a TV.
  • Include an 8” x 10” photo (head shot).
  • Provide 3 letters of recommendation, two of which must be from reputable voice teachers, and the third from a respected professional in the field of opera.
  • Include proof of United States citizenship via a copy of either your passport or your birth certificate.
  • Include a $20 check or money order (non-refundable) for application processing fee.

Scholarship winners will be notified by mail during the month of December, 2019.

For further information and/or clarification, please contact Mr. Ronald DiPanni at rjdipanni@cox.net.

All materials must be mailed to:
The Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation, 55 Tremont Street, Cranston, Rhode Island 02920.
Any and all materials submitted for application are not returnable.

Email: Mr. Ronald DiPanni at rjdipanni@cox.net