By Nicolas Quiroga
ADA Artist Management has announced that it will be offering two new initiatives geared toward young opera professionals.
The company will offer an Artist Management Internship for students and a Professional Expansion Scholarship for mid-career opera singers.
The fall internship will be open to students at William Paterson University and is being offered to emerging professionals who “show interest and promise in the realm of music business or arts administration.” It will feature 14 hours per week for 12 weeks for $3,000.
Meanwhile, the “spring fellowship will be offered to an established professional singer interested in transitioning their industry knowledge and skill set to a new or correlating career in arts administration and/or artist management.” This will also provide $3,000 for 16 weeks of work consisting of 10 hours per week.
Speaking about the new initiative, Ana de Archuleta, president and executive director of ADA, said, “A core part of our mission at ADA is to support the opera and classical music industry in developing the next generation of artist managers and arts administrators. With this initiative, we establish a formal process to realize that goal. Many professional opera singers wish to transition from performing to administrative positions, but their busy performance schedules and lack of practical training inhibit their ability to do so. We want to empower these artists who have given so much of themselves to our industry and help them write the next chapter of their careers.”
Deadlines for applications are August 15 for the internships and September 6 for the scholarship. The opportunities are only open to citizens of the United States legally authorized to work in the U.S.