Apply to the 2021 Competition for Colorado Singers

Preliminary round March 6 and Final round March 20, 2021

Calvary Baptist Church
6500 E. Girard Avenue
Denver, CO 80224

Final Date for Applications: Postmarked or sent via email by Friday, January 8, 2021 (including letters of recommendation). No extensions/No exceptions!

Download the two parts of the application below OR fill out the entire application and submit online (via this page).

Application part one
Application part two

Have questions? Please email or call Karen Bruggenthies at 303.550.1863 or bruggenthies@comcast.net

Applicants must submit:
1. Completed application form parts I and II, including additional details.

2. Proof of age – copy of driver’s license, birth certificate or passport. The age limit is: age 23 – 32 as of February 1, 2021; no age waivers are granted.

3. One 8 ½ x 11 photocopy of a black and white headshot with your name and address on the back.

4. Two signed and dated letters of recommendation from a vocal coach or teacher, written within the last year or equivalent type of recommendation. If you were a candidate in either of the past two years you need not send new letters of recommendation.

5. A $55 non-refundable application fee, check or money order made out to DLOG; checks that do not clear will result in the applicant’s disqualification.

6. A copy of your student ID if you are currently enrolled in an accredited Colorado college or university.
OR
Proof of Colorado residency if you are a permanent Colorado resident attending an accredited college or university outside of the state of Colorado or if you reside in the state of Colorado but are not currently attending a Colorado college or university. If you fall into either of these categories you must have established Colorado residency as of July 31, 2020 to be eligible for the Competition. A Colorado driver’s license, automobile registration, voter registration, or other appropriate documentation may be submitted as proof of residency.

7. Non-citizens of the USA must show proof of one-year residency or proof of enrollment in a Colorado college or university. If you are a student, please include a copy of your student ID.

Please submit all of these additional documents by email or mail.

Denver Lyric Opera Guild c/o Karen Bruggenthies
4692 S. Field Street
Denver, CO 80123
OR
bruggenthies@comcast.net

Additional Considerations

  • Participation will be limited to 30 candidates due to Covid protocols.
  • Incomplete or illegible applications will not be considered.
  • Any misrepresentation on the application will be cause for disqualification without benefit of appeal.
  • Applicants who are accepted or rejected for the competition will be notified by February 1, 2021. If you are rejected, your application fee will be refunded.
  • Former first place winners or three-time winners of one of the top 10 DLOG awards may not apply.
  • Applicants must have a musical background, voice training and the ability to sing correctly in at least three languages.
  • The Competition Committee reserves the right to limit the number of candidates by screening applicants based upon information supplied in the application. Applicants will be judged on their recommendations, their education, the roles they have learned and the arias they have selected. All decisions are at the sole discretion of the Competition Committee and are final.

JUDGES: We will engage three judges for each round of the Competition.

MASTER CLASS: A Master Class conducted by Dr. Robert Harrison formerly of University of Colorado and Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University will be held at Calvary Baptist Church on Saturday, February 13, 2021 starting at 9:00 a.m.

Prior to progressing further on this application, please be sure to hit submit to the section above. Once you’ve submitted the first portion of the application, please continue.

Deadline for aria changes: By noon on February 12, 2021.

Submit changes to Linda Bjelland (lbjelland@q.com). Ask for confirmation.

1. As one of the top three winners, I agree to attend the Judges’ Reception the evening of the Finals as the guest of Denver Lyric Opera Guild.
Other finalists are invited to attend but attendance is not mandatory. Note: Due to Covid restrictions this event will be cancelled for 2021.

2. If I win one of the top ten prizes, I agree to perform at the April 6, 2021, DLOG “Opera on Tuesday” at Pinehurst Country Club. Award checks will be presented on April 6. Note: Subject to Covid protocol at time of event.
An accompanist for the competition will be provided for all singers free of charge. Should a singer choose to utilize a different accompanist, any fee incurred will be the responsibility of the singer and not the Denver Lyric Opera Guild.

All materials submitted for the competition become the property of the Denver Lyric Opera Guild.

Information obtained from DLOG is to be used for Competition purposes only. Any use of names, e-mails, addresses, etc. for purposes other than the DLOG Competition may be grounds for disqualification, solely at the discretion of the Competition Committee.

Please send the following:

1. List of accredited music institutions, colleges or universities where you have studied. Give dates/degrees.
2. Name of current or most recent voice teacher and how long you have studied with that person.
3. List of any COMPLETE roles you have learned.
4. Any other facts you consider relevant (awards, special studies, etc.) Use a separate sheet of paper, if you prefer.

You can submit this information via the form below or send via email or mail.

If you would prefer to send these details via email, please send to: bruggenthies@comcast.net

If you would prefer to send these details via mail, please send to:
Karen Bruggenthies
DLOG 2021 Competition for Colorado Singers Candidate Chair
4692 S. Field Street
Denver, CO 80123

 

Submission Instructions:

Please submit ALL portions of the application. One can submit three parts of the application on this page (Application part 1, Application part 2, Supplementary Details) OR one can download the two-part application and fill out digitally or by hand.

Download the two parts of the application below OR fill out the entire application and submit online (via this page).

Application part one
Application part two

If you choose to submit these portions of the application online (via this page), please be sure to hit submit on every portion of the application prior to continuing. Each section will send individually, so it is important to hit submit for each application section.

If you choose to download the application portions and send by email, please email bruggenthies@comcast.net

If you choose to download the application portions and send via mail, please send to:

Karen Bruggenthies
DLOG 2021 Competition for Colorado Singers Candidate Chair
4692 S. Field Street
Denver, CO 80123

 

Have questions? Please email or call Karen Bruggenthies at 303.550.1863 or bruggenthies@comcast.net

Contribute to our mission while engaging in exciting events! A great way to meet opera lovers and support budding singers of tomorrow.

“One of the first competitions I participated in was Denver Lyric Opera Guild. Through the encouragement and feedback of the visiting judges and financial support of the Guild, I had the means to continue to pursue my “opera addiction.” As young artists, we encounter so many hardships, disappointments and setbacks. But because of DLOG, when these blows came down, I still had the means and encouragement to push through.”

Megan Marino

multiple year Competition winner and Metropolitan Opera and International Opera star

Connect with the Guild.

We want to hear from you. Please send us a message and we'll be in touch!