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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 or with Sarah Halley, AIMS General Director.

There is a non-refundable audition fee of $45. (No other money is due until after acceptance.)

Video Auditions

Video recorded auditions are accepted from November 1 until June 15 if positions are still available in your category. (March 15 is the early acceptance deadline for recorded auditions.) Please contact us before submitting a video after March 15 to confirm positions are still available in your category.

What 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

No live auditions are planned at this time.

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. Online registration for live auditions opens in the fall.