Live auditions for the AIMS Vocal Program are held in January through March each year. These personal auditions are encouraged and are offered in more than 30 cities in North America. Singers unable to audition in person may submit a recorded audition until June 15 if openings are available. There is a non-refundable audition fee of $45. (No other money is due until after acceptance.)

AIMS is an intense learning and performing experience, and a highly competitive one. Singers from all countries are welcome to audition for AIMS. There are no age limits for participants, but we suggest that students discuss their readiness for AIMS with their teacher, with AIMS staff at your audition, or by telephone with Sarah Halley, AIMS General Director.

Online registration for live auditions opens in the fall.

Recorded Auditions

Audio or video recorded auditions are accepted from October 15 until June 15 if positions are still available in your category.

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How to Prepare

Opera Studio

  • 4 Operatic Arias in 3 different languages (may include operetta; one Mozart aria suggested)
  • 1 Selection of your choice

Lieder Studio

  • 4 German Lieder from 2 or more composers
  • 1 Selection of your choice