Vocal Fellowship

The Lakes Area Music Festival is one of the fastest growing arts organizations in the nation. Set amongst the stunning beauty and lakeside recreation of central Minnesota, LAMF fosters the highest level of artistic excellence, while connecting its art and artists to a vibrant community of music lovers.

Our Vocal Fellowship Program offers up to eight talented vocalists with a paid fellowship in Brainerd, Minnesota in early August.

We look forward to welcoming you to Minnesota this summer!


  • $1,300 stipend, travel, and host accommodations in the Lakes Area of central Minnesota
  • Coaching with artistic staff from top opera companies nation-wide
  • Participation as a chorus member for LAMF’s annual opera production
  • One or more of the following:
    • Covering principal roles or performing small roles in an opera production
    • Performance in a classic musical theater Cabaret event
    • Participation in an outreach activity at the local women’s shelter or county jail
    • Additional performance opportunities


Submit materials to artistic director Taylor Ward: taylor@lakesareamusic.org

Materials should include 3 recordings of arias or art songs; at least must be in German.
Video is preferred; audio-only is also accepted.
Additional materials such as CVs, resumes, headshots, or personal statements are accepted but not required.
LAMF keeps the required materials as flexible as possible to ensure an inclusive selection process.
Submit by March 28 for consideration.

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