Festival Artist Program


Perform with the Savannah VOICE Festival

A young artist program for the emerging professional. The Festival Artist program offers year-round performance opportunities, with an integral part in the annual Savannah VOICE Festival in August.

Artists are offered one-on-one consultations, coaching and study opportunities, and high-level training to help focus their careers. May include role opportunities in the 2018 professional opera productions of Verdi’s La Traviata and Menotti’s The Telephone.

With the mentorship this program provides, artists have gone on from this program to attain international success with The Metropolitan OperaDeutsche Oper BerlinCaramoor Music FestivalSan Francisco Opera and theater productions on Broadway.

This special program offers:

  • Coaching/Lessons with top Faculty
  • Performances in premier Festival Events, Outreaches and Cultivation
  • Housing and Stipend
  • Career Consultation
  • Audition Workshops
  • One-on-one Mentorship
  • Strategic Planning


Sherrill Milnes
Maria Zouves
Dan Gettinger
Jorge Parodi
Fabrizio Melano
Mark Schnaible
and the Faculty of the 2018 Milnes VOICE Studio

faculty subject to change without notice


Please be prepared to submit the following:

  • Resume as a .pdf
  • Short Biography (200 words or less) as a .doc
  • High-res headshot as .jpg
  • At least two recordings as either YouTube links or .mp3 files
  • A letter of recommendation (can be under separate cover)
  • Repertoire list as .doc
  • Optional Financial Aid Statement
    If you require financial aid for tuition, please include a brief explanation, as partial scholarships may be available based merit and need. Students who do not request financial assistance will not be considered for any. Work-study positions are available.
  • Application Fee of $60


The deadline for this program has past. Applications for the 2019 Season will open in October.