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Applicants must possess a valid U.S. Social Security Number


In order to be eligible for the competition, applicants must be able to be in Mississippi at the time of the competition.


Applicants must meet age requirements for the category in which they are applying on the day of the competition:


  • Student Artist (age 18 to 25)  

  • Young Professional Artist (age 26 to 40)


Applicants  MUST be available to perform in the Stage Stars of Tomorrow Awards Concert on Monday, October 21, 2019 and for rehearsals Saturday and Sunday, October 19, 20, 2019.





  • Two opera arias, two musical theatre pieces, or one of each

  • Selections of contrasting styles

  • All selections must be sung from memory in the original key and the original/traditional language


Application Deadline: Friday, September 21, 2019


Complete the online application form and submit it, ALONG WITH THESE MATERIALS:

  • High-Resolution Headshot (color or B/W)

  • A one-page resume

  • A short, well written, prose biography (NOT to exceed 200 words)

The $25 non-refundable application fee: Mail Check or Credit Card Payment



Application fee can be mailed to:

The John Alexander National Vocal Competition
Mississippi Opera 
P.O. Box 1551

Jackson, MS 39215-1551

Credit Card via Phone:

For Credit Card payments please call Mississippi Opera Office at 601.960.2300.




All applicants will be assigned a specific audition time and will be notified by email.


Note: All singers are responsible for providing their own accompanists. However, if you need an accompanist, a list of local-area accompanists and rates will be sent to you via e-mail.