An Encounter between an emerging professional singer with world renowned artists such as Sondra Radvanovsky, Brett Polegato or Adrianne Pieczonka is life changing. To present the results to growing audiences is career changing.

This is what happens in the IRCPA Encounter and Concert series for singers and instrumentalists! Thanks to The New ClassicalFM, an audience of 92,000 people heard our Singing Stars New Generation Concert. Help us maintain the availability of these basic resources, which can make or break a career. Please consider Canada’s emerging professional artists in your yearly giving plans.

  • $100 provides a 90 minute one-on-one mentoring session for an artist or ensemble.
  • $500 Enables you to name a Mentorship to honour a Canadian artist, (or anyone you choose), which in turn enables an artist to participate and perform in the Encounter/Concert series.
  • $1200, Name a Blueprint Career AwardThis coveted award gives an artist three days at New York’s National Opera America Center in a complete makeover of professional materials including photos, audio and video recordings, audition feedback, and mentoring, all tools for successful future major auditions.

Production costs of Concerts average $20,000. Your contribution to any portion of these costs will be much appreciated by the artists and their growing audiences.

Encounters and Concerts

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$100 – 90-minute mentoring session

 

$500 – name a Mentorship  Encounter/Concert

(name person you wish to honour in the comment field below)

 

$1200 – name a Career Blueprint

(name person you wish to honour in the comment field below)

 

$20,000 – production of Concert cost

 

Your contribution to any portion of these costs,  will be much appreciated by the artists and their growing audiences.

 

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Jane Needles

“I have recently joined the Board of Directors of the IRCPA, as I found the work that this organization has undertaken is extremely important and crucial to the careers of young artists.  As a practicing arts administrator and professor of Arts Administration, who mentors many artists I constantly see the challenges they face as they leave the training institution and face the real world where they fall between the cracks of a student and a full professional. IRCPA offers unique and very valuable opportunities for musical artists to bridge this gap, and one that I applaud heartily. Here is one comment from a professional singer who has contributed immensely to our programs.”

Jane Needles, Montreal

“Greetings from Adrianne Pieczonka from Vienna, I’ve been a professional opera singer for over thirty years.  Things have changed since I started out.  The classical music business has become much more competitive and therefore the path to becoming a professional musician has also become more difficult. More and more, singers in particular find themselves in a transition period upon graduation…young singers often require a few more years before they are able to launch their professional operatic or concert careers. During this time, it is important for them to keep having regular lessons and coaching so that their skills continue to sharpen and grow.  
Most competitions cost a lot of money, and the costs are going up. Every participant in an Encounter and Concert has not had to put up money to be there. In fact, they get a stipend, or a scholarship/mentorship, which is really great.”

Adrianne Pieczonka, Toronto

Adrianne Pieczonka

  Please consider Canada’s emerging professional artists in your yearly giving plans.

Requests For Help


"I'm more than ready for the next level in my career, but I find it difficult to meet and sing for the right persons to have more interesting gigs in the opera world. So, I'm hoping to get mentoring on that topic, as well as feedback auditions to know where I stand and what to expect. I hope you can help me! Thanks" (Montreal)

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Requests For Help "I'm more than ready for the next level in my career, but I find it difficult to meet and sing for the right persons to have more interesting gigs in the opera world. So, I'm hoping to get mentoring on that topic, as well as feedback auditions to know where I stand and what to expect. I hope you can help me! Thanks" (Montreal)

Thanks For Help


"With the lack of business-oriented courses in most Music Schools, it's a huge challenge for any musician to run a small ensemble. Thank goodness for the IRCPA to help along the way. After listening to Edna Landau's seminar at the 'Career Moves' workshop, and a great session with Ann, I'm feeling much more confident that I can market my group. What a great resource!" (Toronto)


2019-11-29T14:50:11-05:00
Thanks For Help "With the lack of business-oriented courses in most Music Schools, it's a huge challenge for any musician to run a small ensemble. Thank goodness for the IRCPA to help along the way. After listening to Edna Landau's seminar at the 'Career Moves' workshop, and a great session with Ann, I'm feeling much more confident that I can market my group. What a great resource!" (Toronto)

Requests For Help


"I need to take my career to the next level but I lack the knowledge of how to do so, and who to contact.  How to get presenters to even answer my calls. They don't answer because they don't know who I am, but that's because they don't answer. It's very frustrating " (Ottawa)

2019-11-29T14:49:55-05:00
Requests For Help "I need to take my career to the next level but I lack the knowledge of how to do so, and who to contact.  How to get presenters to even answer my calls. They don't answer because they don't know who I am, but that's because they don't answer. It's very frustrating " (Ottawa)

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"This project gave me an opportunity to present myself on an international platform alongside high level Canadian musicians. Through this experience I have received great exposure as well as an invaluable vote of confidence from the IRCPA. Thanks" (Toronto)

2019-11-29T14:50:26-05:00
Thanks For Help "This project gave me an opportunity to present myself on an international platform alongside high level Canadian musicians. Through this experience I have received great exposure as well as an invaluable vote of confidence from the IRCPA. Thanks" (Toronto)

Thanks For Help


"Thank you so much for spending the afternoon with me. It was such a pleasure and I am so happy with all the help and guidance you have given me" (Markham)

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Requests For Help

Thanks To Our Supporters

Transact, Remenyi House of Music, Canadian Opera Company, The New Classical FM, Azrieli Foundation, and The Toronto Arts Council.

Charitable No. 100220417