2018 auditions will be held on November 11 and 12 in New York. 


About The Sullivan Foundation

The Foundation seeks exceptionally talented young singers who are still taking early steps, but, in the judgment of the screening panel, show promise for significant careers. Applicants must have completed their academic training, should have sung at least one professional engagement with full orchestral accompaniment, and must have a contract for a professional engagement with full orchestral accompaniment after the audition dates.

The next Sullivan Foundation auditions will be held in New York City on November 11 and 12. Applicants must be available one of those two dates (no callbacks). Several winners will receive Sullivan Awards of at least $10,000 and are eligible for additional Role Preparation Grants for the next five years. 

Click through to the online application below. All materials, including the letter of endorsement, must be received by September 17 for applications to be considered. For more information, visit sullivanfoundation.org or contact us at info@sullivanfoundation.org.

Please provide the following information. Required fields are marked with a red *.

 It is your responsibility to ensure the application is complete, including the three attached files and the reference letter from your endorser. Please note that your endorser will receive a link to upload the confidential reference letter only after you submit the online application, so we recommend submitting the rest of your application well before the deadline. 

Endorsers cannot be current or former teachers, coaches, or managers. All materials must be received by September 17 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time). Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

You may save an incomplete application as a draft and finish it later, but your application will not be reviewed until you hit the submit button. If you wish to make changes or additions to your application after you have submitted it, you may request the application be opened for editing by emailing info@sullivanfoundation.org. The revised application must be received before the deadline.

If your application is accepted by the screening panel, you will be notified by email no later than September 30. You must be available to audition in New York on November 11 or 12. There are no callbacks.

If you have questions, please ask for help at info@sullivanfoundation.org.


Sullivan Foundation