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Attend AIMS in Graz - July 3 to August 13, 2023


Welcome to the online portal for video auditions/applications for AIMS Vocal and Collaborative Piano Programs and the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz.

AIMS, held annually since 1969 in beautiful Graz, Austria, is an intensive 6-week summer program featuring an international faculty of voice teachers and coaches with master classes by eminent performers of opera and Lieder, and numerous performance opportunities and concerts with the AIMS Festival Orchestra. 

Applicants may upload and submit videos meeting the specified audition repertoire requirements through this website. VIDEO IS REQUIRED
Videos of each aria, Lied, or instrumental solo/excerpt must be performed in one take without stopping.
Instrumentalists, please submit a video of the solo work in its entirety.
(Each selection/excerpt may be recorded separately.)


All AIMS in Graz attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Audition repertoire requirements for your program category are given on the left side of this window; see 'Select Program Group'.

  • AIMS Vocal Program (Opera Studio and Lieder Studio) deadline is March 15, 2023 and June 1, 2023 if openings remain in your program category.
    • Please contact us at aimsadminkc@gmail.com before submitting a recording after March 15 to confirm openings are still available in your category.
    • Singers from all countries are welcome to audition for AIMS.
  • AIMS Collaborative Piano Program deadline is March 15, 2023 and June 1, 2023 if openings remain in your program category.
    • Please contact us at aimsadminkc@gmail.com before submitting a recording after March 15 to confirm openings are still available in your category.
    • Pianists from all countries are welcome to audition for AIMS.
  • AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz deadline is March 10, 2023 and June 1, 2023 if openings remain in your section. 
    • Please contact us at aimsadminkc@gmail.com before submitting a recording after March 10 to confirm openings are still available in your category.
    • The orchestra roster will first be published on March 15, 2023.  
Before your videos/application can be reviewed:
  • Upload the video or application as specified in the audition/application requirements for your chosen category, a photo, a one page résumé to Acceptd, and pay the fee ($45). No other money is due until after acceptance.
  • Videos may be one large single file or multiple files. (Each selection/excerpt may be recorded separately.)
  • SINGERS: AIMS will notify you of your status (accepted or space available) via email within three weeks after receiving your recording.

  • COLLABORATIVE PIANISTS: AIMS will notify you of your status (accepted or space available) via email BY APRIL 1.

  • ORCHESTRA PLAYERS: videos received on/before March 10 will be considered and ranked. The AIMS Festival Orchestra roster will first be published on March 15, 2023. Video auditions will continue to be considered after March 10 if there are openings in your section. (Please contact us at aimsadminkc@gmail.com before submitting a recording after March 10.)

Answers to questions about AIMS in Graz and video audition submissions can be found on our website.

If you cannot find the answer to your question, please email Theresa Ruperd, AIMS Administrative Director, at aimsadminkc@gmail.com

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.