AM I READY FOR ROME?
You are ready when you want to perform,
improve your interpretations, and expand your artistry; when you
want to improve your stagecraft and character
interpretation; when you want to live in a small hotel in the
historic center of Rome so that you can walk through the piazzas,
cathedrals, and palaces; and when you appreciate the challenge of a
highly intensive performance schedule.
WILL PERFORMING IN THE ROME FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA HELP MY CAREER?
Absolutely! Rome Festival Orchestra Artists are currently performing
in orchestras and concert halls in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany,
France and throughout the Americas.
WILL SINGING IN THE ROME FESTIVAL OPERA HELP MY PERFORMING CAREER?
Absolutely! Rome Festival Opera Artists are currently singing in
opera performances in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France and
throughout the Americas.
WHAT IS THE ROME FESTIVAL?
A collaboration of artists from around the world who have come to
experience the culture of Rome, a cradle of Western Culture. During the
summer months the Rome Festival presents opera productions with multiple
performances, ballet performances, and a series of orchestral and
chamber music concerts at courtyards in the historic center of Rome. The
outstanding acoustics of the courtyards foster a sense of intimacy
between the singers and the public which is made up mostly of music
lovers from Rome. Artists who succeed during the summer are
sometimes invited to perform during the winter.
WHAT IS THE SUMMER INSTITUTE OF THE ROME FESTIVAL?
The Summer Institute provides orchestral experience (symphonic, opera,
ballet) at the highest level, chamber music performances, and
special classes for musicians from Italy, the United States, and other
countries. American musicians have come from every region,
socioeconomic level, and ethnic group in America. They have ranged in
age from the early twenties to the late fifties.
WHAT ARE THE OPERA, CHORAL INSTITUTES, AND YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM?
They provide performance experience at the highest level for
singers from Italy, the USA, and other countries. American singers
ranging in age from their late teens to their late fifties have come
from every region, socioeconomic level, and ethnic group.
WHAT GOVERNS THE FESTIVAL AND INSTITUTES?
The Associazione Rome Festival in Italy and Rome Festival Orchestra,
Ltd., an American 501-c-3 educational charity, govern the Festival and
Institutes. They provide partial subsidy to artists who win national
auditions to perform at the Rome Festival in Italy.
CAN I WIN A POSITION?
Yes, if you apply early under the Early Decision Program and if you are a dedicated, disciplined performer determined to
reach your full artistic potential.
CAN I AFFORD IT?
Definitely! All the artists received
partial subsidy and over half covered all their expenses through
additional subsidy in the form of grants and/or tax-deductible
contributions given through the Educational Charity, the Rome Festival
Orchestra, Ltd. (IRS identification number 23-7254943). All grants and
tax-deductible contributions are permissible and fully deductible as
described in the IRS Income Tax Code.
WHY WILL DONORS AND CHARITIES HELP ME PERFORM IN ROME?
Administrators and donors who know you will be happy to help our
charity help you reach your goal. They will be glad to help you
develop your professionalism and grow artistically. They will want you
to bring back from Rome and the Rome Festival knowledge and experience
which will benefit your colleagues, students, and the musical
ensembles with which you perform and the music lovers these ensembles
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POLICIES OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & RACIAL NONDISCRIMINATION