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
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.