National Opera Association Announces Dominick and Carolyn Bailey Argento Fellowships for Composers and Singers
The National Opera Association launched the Dominick and Carolyn Bailey Argento Fellowships, two new scholarship programs to support graduate studies in opera composition and vocal performance.
Thanks to an endowment provided by Argento and his wife, soprano Carolyn Bailey, two recipients will receive full tuition and living expenses, up to $ 50,000 per year each. Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2021 and will be allocated to one composer and one singer. The scholarship will support up to two years of study for students pursuing a master’s degree and three years for students pursuing a doctorate at an accredited US institution.
“By endowing the Dominick Argento Fellowship for Opera Composition, my friend and mentor Dominick Argento – this great American opera composer – will continue to provide future generations of stage and voice composers with the kind of special opportunities that will help them. will help develop their technical skills and artistic expression, so that new and meaningful stories will continue to be told through music, ”said Juliana Hall, jury member and composer.“ I can’t wait to see the future of opera will unfold, thanks to the same care and generosity that Dominick showed me all those years ago. “
There is no residency or nationality requirement for this scholarship. The awards will be administered by NOA through the Tulsa Community Foundation, with finalists to be announced in December and winners to be announced in January 2022 at the NOA National Conference in St. Augustine, Florida.