September 16, 2021

OPEN CALL AUDITIONS AGES 15-19 – Ensign-Darling New Voices at The Bushnell

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The Bushnell located at 166 Capitol Avenue | Hartford, CT 06106 will be holding OPEN AUDITIONS for the Ensign-Darling New Voices / Vocal Fellowship program THIS weekend!!

We are holding auditions THIS Saturday, September 18 & Sunday, September 19 from 1-6PM at The Bushnell for 15-19 year old Connecticut based vocalists

Applicants who are out of high school up to age 19 are encouraged to audition.

We strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and performers of all ethnicities and gender identities, as well as those with disabilities, to submit for Ensign-Darling New Voices. 

Appointments and walk-in auditions will be held throughout the afternoon on Saturday, September 18 and 19 between 1:00-6:00PM. To schedule and confirm a specific time block, applicants should promptly reply to with availability prior to September 19.

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone entering The Bushnell must be prepared to show proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid PCR test.Review The Bushnell’s safety and health guidelines. Additional auditions and callbacks will be scheduled as needed between 1:00-6:00PM on Sunday, September 19.

  • The Ensign-Darling New Voices program will offer COMPLIMENTARY vocal coaching, voice lessons, masterclasses, networking and mentorship opportunities with industry professionals and the opportunity to perform on The Bushnell stage in the spring of 2022. The time commitment and schedule throughout the school year will be developed based on the needs of each selected participant as it pertains to scheduling lessons/coachings, monthly masterclasses, and rehearsals as needed for the spring performance.
  • For this audition, singers should prepare 2-3 memorized, contrasting songs which show off vocal range, musicality, storytelling, personality, and a strong point of view. Bring repertoire books with sheet music in the correct keys and additional song options if asked to sing more. Various styles and languages are encouraged! A piano accompanist will be provided. Auditioners are welcome to accompany themselves on piano or bring their own instrument (ie guitar, ukele, etc).

  • More information can be found on our website:

Applicants may send headshots/resumes/video submissions directly to Ariana Valdes or schedule an in-person audition appointment by email at

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