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AIMS is an intense learning and performing experience, and a highly competitive one.

Singers from all countries (18 years of age and older) 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.

Undergraduate (all majors accepted)
Post Graduate
Emerging Professionals
Music Educators

There is a non-refundable audition fee of $50. (No other money is due until after acceptance.)

3 Ways to Audition: Live, Video or Zoom

Live Auditions

Live auditions for the AIMS Vocal Program are held in January through March each year. These personal auditions are encouraged and are offered in many cities in North America. Online registration for live auditions opens in the fall.

Video Auditions

Video recorded auditions are accepted from September 15 to April 15.
Auditions are accepted after April 15 until June 1 if positions are still available in your category.
Please contact us at [email protected] after April 15 to positions are still available.

Zoom Auditions

Interested in a Zoom audition?
Please contact us at [email protected] to arrange a time.

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