The Association for Opera in Canada (AOC) is now accepting applications for the second iteration of its RBC Artist Fellowship program, an initiative designed to provide early-career artists across Canada with mentorship, a voice and professional skills training. The program is part of AOC’s Artist Development Program that also includes a number of other mentorship and professional development initiatives.
AOC’s Artist Fellowship will provide Canadian artists across all facets of opera with a platform to receive mentorship, group workshops and training sessions, life/career coaching and personalized professional development. The program is encouraging applications from artists currently enrolled in opera training programs or artists identifying as early-career (including singers, directors, conductors, pianists, administrators, designers, etc.).
Created by and for early-career artists, the Fellowship program is designed and led by portfolio artist and AOC’s Program Associate, Jacyln Grossman. It aims to forge a diverse, inclusive path for artists in Canada and empower them to realize their full potential. Prior AOC fellows & mentors have included Canadians artistic director & mezzo-soprano Debi Wong, soprano Teiya Kasahara, conductor Evan Mitchell, pianist Rich Coburn and many others.