The William Matheus Sullivan Musical Foundation seeks to identify talented young singers and help them develop professional careers through a program providing continuing financial support over a period of five years.
Following annual auditions in New York, the foundation provides a number of $10,000 cash awards to gifted singers in the early stages of professional careers, to be used for any career-related purpose. Winners may also receive role preparation assistance for a period of five years to help defray expenses incurred in musical, dramatic, vocal, and language coaching for specific professional engagements.
The foundation seeks exceptionally talented young singers who are taking first steps in professional careers. Applicants must be in the early stages of their careers, and have completed their academic training. They should have sung at least one engagement with a known opera company, symphony orchestra, or other organization utilizing full orchestral accompaniment, and must submit a copy of a contract or letter of intent for a future professional operatic engagement following the foundation's November auditions.
Guidelines and application are available at the Sullivan Foundation Web site.