At OBFCS 2016, Estelí Gomez performs a song created by composer/performer Brent Lawrence, who is also playing in his work as guitarist.
Vocal Fellows Program
The OBFCS Vocal Fellows Program offers vocalists and composer/vocalists the opportunity to work with Grammy-winning soprano Estelí Gomez, who is our mentor and director of the program.
The selected vocalists and composer/vocalists will participate in a wide range of activities and offerings:
a concert performance featuring 1-2 works by each participating composer or composer/performer---genres will be solo song and/or self-accompanied song;
open rehearsals for the Vocal Fellows Concert mentored by Estelí Gomez;
participation in all activities and events outside of the Vocal Fellows Program.
Under the mentorship of Estelí Gomez, OBFCS Vocal Fellows will prepare music by composer/performers who are symposium participants. Each Vocal Fellow will prepare several works for concert performance, and symposium composers and composer/performers will attend the mentored rehearsals for their pieces.
How to apply as a VOCALIST for the Vocal Fellows Program
If you are interested in being an OBFCS Vocal Fellow, then please be sure to fill out the “OBFCS Vocal Fellows Program” section (for vocal applicants) in the online application form, which can be accessed through the “How to Apply” page.
How to apply as a COMPOSER/PERFORMER to perform your own vocal work
If you are interested in composing a work for yourself to perform or one of the Vocal Fellows performers (or if you are interested in having a previously composed solo song or self-accompanied song performed), then please be sure to fill out the “OBFCS Vocal Fellows Program” section (for composer applicants) in the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM, which can be accessed through the “How to Apply” page.