The Barbera Foundation presents
The Mentoris Voice Vocal Competition 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 11 am – 3 pm. San Marino Community Church 1750 Virginia Road San Marino, CA 91108
Vocal Competition Finals – open to the public
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2pm, Pasadena City College 1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106
$5,000 First Prize
$20,000 in prizes
Competition Application Information
Application Deadline: Friday, January 10, 2020 (midnight)
Applicants must be between the ages of 22 and 32 as of January 15, 2020, and reside in the United States. Transportation to and from the competition is the sole responsibility of the applicant. All Applicants must be available between the hours of 11 am and 3 pm on Saturday, February 22 for the semi-final round and available from 11 am – 6 pm on Sunday, February 23.
20 Semifinalists will be chosen based on the videotapes submitted. The semi-final round will be held between 11 am and 3 pm on Saturday, February 22 at the Monte Vista Groves Homes in Pasadena.
Applications must include:
4 selections which must include: 3 opera arias, 1 in the original English language and 1 in the original Italian language. Make sure to include the name of the aria, opera, and composer.
The 4th selection should be a song by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin or George Gershwin. (any aria from Porgy and Bess is acceptable). You may also include an opera spoof art song by Ben Moore or “The Girl in 14G” by Jeanine Tesori. If you have questions about repertoire for this requirement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Attach current Headshot, bio, and resumé.
What would be the optimal date and time for you to have your preliminary audition? We will try our best to accommodate your needs.
Accompanist provided or you may bring your own.
The Competition accompanist is Cathy Miller: email@example.com
If you use the Competition accompanist, please provide a binder with all of your arias clearly marked, legible and double-sided. Please do not bring music in plastic page sleeves, anthologies or vocal scores.
Saturday, February 22, 2020: Preliminary Round at the Monte Vista Groves. Dresses for the women, dress shirts and pants for the men
Sunday, February 23, 2:00 PM Pasadena City College: Gowns for the women and tuxedos for the men
For questions and further information, please email: