Singers who are currently undergraduate students or who have recently completed their undergraduate study are eligible for the Boston Conservatory Opera Intensive at Valencia.
It is not necessary to have studied voice or opera as an undergraduate, but singers should be serious about opera study and have at least three arias in their repertoire, prepared in the original languages.
To be considered for admission by our board of admissions, we must receive your completed application and all supporting documents by 11:59 p.m. (eastern standard time) on the deadline.
- Application deadline: March 1, 2018
How to Apply
Application and Fee
Submit your completed Boston Conservatory Opera Intensive at Valencia application with your supporting materials, and pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee.
Fee Waiver: If you are a current Berklee or Boston Conservatory at Berklee student or alumni, you'll see an option to request a fee waiver on the application.
You are required to submit some supporting materials with your program application. After you submit the application, you will receive an email with a link to a file sharing service called Box. You will need to create a Box account and upload the following supporting materials to your Box folder.
Include three pieces appropriate to the student's level in at least 2 languages. One of these three pieces should be an aria.
Contact details for two references
Name, position, email and phone of 2 references who have worked or collaborated with you and who can convey your musical strengths and skills.
The board of admissions will evaluate all applicants based on a review of the completed application and all supporting materials. You will be notified by email of your admissions status by the notification deadline.
Passport and Visa
Citizens from the countries listed below do not require a special visa to travel to Spain as a tourist and study for up to 90 days:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, Honduras, Hong Kong and Macao (China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Peru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, or Venezuela.
This means that US citizens, same as citizens of other countries in the list above, do not need a visa for this program, unless the dates of stay in Spain extend beyond 90 days. The list of countries that do not need a visa prior to traveling to Europe is updated periodically. Check "Visa requirements for the Schengen Area" to double check if you need a visa or not.
If your country is not listed above you will need a tourist visa for up to 90 days and should check with the Spanish consulate in your country for visa requirements.
All students that require a visa to enroll in this program must have a passport that is valid for at least six months after their intended return date. Students who do not have a valid passport should get one as soon as possible as the process can take several weeks.