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Who We Are

Singing Today for a Choral Tomorrow

We believe music plays an essential part in our lives and contributes in making the world a more peaceful place. To this end, Viva Brooklyn Fest wants to ensure that aspiring and professional musicians have opportunities to develop their skill and nurture their passion for classical works that contribute to unifying people through the common language of the Arts.Viva Brooklyn Fest specializes in large-scale choral-orchestral concerts in the United States. We offer exceptional performance opportunities to the next generation of singers and instrumentalists.Whether you are an aspiring or seasoned musician looking to expand your repertoire, Viva Brooklyn Fest is your key to world-class music experiences.

Team

The Founder

Nathalie Coupet

Nathalie Coupet is an opera singer born in Haïti. Her strong commitment to classical music and the vocal arts in particular led her to engage in this exciting venture to promote the next generation of singers, while bringing world-class performances to the public.


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2024 – 25 Season Preview

Join Us in Miami for Our Inaugural Season!

Viva Brooklyn Fest launches its first season with two concerts in Miami, Florida, conducted by Matias Cuevas. Our Holiday concert will feature Beethoven’s Mass in C major. Our Winter concert will feature Mozart’s Requiem.


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Auditions are Open!

Viva Brooklyn Fest is accepting virtual auditions for choristers, solo vocalists, and solo instrumentalists for our inaugural 2024 – 25 season in Miami, Florida, conducted by Matias Cuevas. Our Holiday ’24 concert will feature Beethoven’s Mass in C major. Our Easter ’25 concert will feature Mozart’s Requiem. To audition, fill out our virtual audition form.

ProgramLocationDateAuditions Open forDeadline
Mozart: RequiemMiami, FLDecember 2024choristers, orchestra, solo vocalists, solo instrumentalists, conductor15 Nov 11:59 pm
Beethoven: Mass in CMiami, FLEaster 2025choristers, orchestra, solo vocalists, solo instrumentalists, conductorTBD

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Frequently Asked Questions

Viva Brooklyn Fest is a choral-focused non-profit performance organization that offers concerts and other music-related programming. Viva Brooklyn Fest also produces an annual festival celebrating the rich cultural diversity and artistic talent of Brooklyn, NY. It features music, dance, art, food, and crafts from various cultures, emphasizing the unique blend of traditions found in Brooklyn.

Viva Brooklyn Fest is incorporated in 5 States: NY, FL, TX, CA, and MA. Each of these States will host its own festival; for example, in Miami, the Viva Voce Miami Festival will feature domestic and international artists. Viva Voce Houston, Viva Voce L.A., Viva Voce Boston will be next. Check the official festival website www.vivabrooklynfest.org or social media pages for current information on other festival venues and dates.

The festival typically takes place in the spring or summer. The exact dates and location can vary each year, so it's best to check the official festival website www.vivabrooklynfest.org or social media pages for current information.

Viva Brooklyn Fest may have free and ticketed events. While many activities and performances are free to the public, some special events or concerts within the festival might require a ticket purchase.

Attendees can enjoy live music performances, dance shows, art exhibitions, craft markets, and a variety of food stalls offering cuisines from around the world. Workshops and interactive activities for all ages are also a staple of the festival.

Yes, the festival is family-friendly and includes numerous activities for children, such as face painting, games, and educational workshops.

Yes, volunteers are often welcome. If you sing in a local choir, you would like to offer your time as an organizer on the days leading to the event, or as information agents during the event, you can find information about volunteering opportunities on our official website or by contacting the organizers directly.

Pet policies may vary by venue and event. It's best to check the festival guidelines for specific events, or contact the organizers for information regarding pets.

For outdoor events, essentials include comfortable clothing, sunscreen, a hat, water, and cash for vendors who might not accept cards. Also, consider bringing a portable chair or blanket for seating. For autumn/winter festivals, please bring warm clothing and an umbrella.

The festival's official website, social media channels, and email newsletters are great resources for the latest updates and schedules. To subscribe to our e-newsletter, please sign-up here.

The festival aims to be inclusive and accessible. We will display accessibility information for each concert or event venue on our ticketing page. You can also check with the festival organizers for specific accessibility information at regarding specific venues, including wheelchair access and accommodations for other disabilities.

Yes, the festival often welcomes applications from vendors and performers. Interested parties should contact the organizers through the festival’s website for more information on application processes and deadlines. For performer auditions visit our audition page. For other inquiries, please use our contact page

Viva Brooklyn Fest typically has security personnel and safety measures in place. Attendees are advised to follow any security guidelines provided by the organizers and to report any concerns to festival staff or security.

For any additional questions or specific inquiries, please contact Viva Brooklyn Fest organizers directly through our contact page.

Terms & Conditions

Viva Brooklyn Fest

General

IntroductionWelcome to Viva Brooklyn Fest! These Terms and Conditions govern your use of our website vivabrooklynfest.org and our services, including ticket sales. By accessing our website and purchasing tickets, you agree to these Terms and Conditions.Ticket Sales Policy1. Purchasing Tickets: Tickets for Viva Brooklyn Fest can be purchased exclusively through our website. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to our terms of sale, including our cancellation and refund policy.
2. Cancellations and Refunds: Tickets are non-refundable, except in specific circumstances such as event cancellation or significant alteration of the event program. Refunds will be processed within a certain period after the announcement of cancellation.
3. Event Admission: A valid ticket must be presented for entry into the event. Viva Brooklyn Fest reserves the right to refuse admission or eject attendees for reasons including, but not limited to, safety, late arrival, or violating festival rules.
Limitation of LiabilityViva Brooklyn Fest shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, including loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the service; (iii) any content obtained from the service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content.Changes to Terms and ConditionsWe reserve the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time. Changes will become effective immediately upon posting on the website.Governing LawThese Terms and Conditions and any separate agreements whereby we provide you services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New York, NY.

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Auditions Terms

1. Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must meet the following criteria: adults with the right to work in the United States. Virtual Auditions should be submitted only via the official Virtual Audition Form.
2. Audition Process and Deadlines
The audition process includes filling out and signing a virtual application form, paying application dues. All materials must be submitted by deadlines posted on the auditions page at vivabrooklynfest.org.
3. Technical Requirements
Submissions must adhere to the following technical specifications: live links to videos without passwords in minimum HD format with clear audio.
4. Use of Submitted Materials
Submitted audition materials may be used by Viva Brooklyn Fest for assessment, archival, educational, and promotional purposes as indicated in the virtual audition form. By submitting these materials, you grant us non-exclusive rights to use them for these purposes.
5. Confidentiality and Privacy
All personal information provided will be treated confidentially and will only be used for the purpose of this audition process in compliance with applicable data protection laws. Artist's profiles will be published only for winning auditions after the artist has accepted an offer from Viva Brooklyn Fest.
6. Non-Discrimination Policy
Viva Brooklyn Fest is an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status.
7. Feedback and Communication
Audition results will be communicated via email. Feedback will be provided at the discretion of Viva Brooklyn Fest.
8. Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy
In the event of cancellation or rescheduling of a live audition, notify Viva Brooklyn Fest at least 36 hours in advance. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of audition and the forfeiture of any paid fees.
9. Liability and Release
Viva Brooklyn Fest is not liable for any technical failures, submission errors, or other issues beyond our control. By agreeing to these terms, you release Viva Brooklyn Fest from any claims related to such issues.
10. Agreement to Terms
By submitting your audition materials, you agree to abide by these terms and conditions.
11. Changes to Terms and Conditions
Viva Brooklyn Fest reserves the right to alter these terms and conditions at any time. All participants will be notified of any changes.
12. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
These terms are governed by the laws of New York, NY. Any disputes will be resolved through arbitration.
13. Fees and ScholarshipsApplication Fees:Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of $40 per program at the time of submission. This fee covers the administrative and processing costs and is not refundable under any circumstances.Pay-to-Perform Fees:For selected vocal soloists and conductors, a pay-to-perform fee of US $900 is applicable. For instrumental soloists, the applicable fee is US $450. There are no performance fees for choirists. These fees are required to cover the costs associated with the performance opportunity and are non-refundable.Scholarships for Pay-to-Perform:A limited number of scholarships are available to partially or fully cover the pay-to-perform fees for deserving candidates.Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability and merit.Applicants interested in applying for a scholarship should submit a scholarship application form along with their audition materials.Receiving a scholarship is not guaranteed for all applicants. Scholarship recipients will be notified separately.Refund Policy:Application fees and pay-to-perform fees are non-refundable except in extraordinary circumstances, as determined by Viva Brooklyn Fest in its sole discretion.In the event of cancellation of the program by Viva Brooklyn Fest, fees may be refunded or applied to future opportunities at the discretion of Viva Brooklyn Fest.14. Submission and Use of Photographs and Other Media
Photo Submission: Applicants are required to submit headshots and may choose to submit additional photographs or media with their audition materials. These photographs should be recent and accurately represent the applicant.
Non-Exclusive Use in Media: By submitting these photographs, applicants grant Viva Brooklyn Fest the non-exclusive right to use these images in various media formats including, but not limited to, digital media, print media, and social media platforms for purposes such as promotion, advertising, and documentation.Representation and Warranties: Applicants represent and warrant that they have the full legal right and authority to grant these permissions and that the photographs do not infringe on the rights of any third parties.Copyright Clearance Responsibility: Applicants take sole responsibility and liability for ensuring that any copyrights pertaining to the submitted photographs and media are duly cleared. This includes obtaining necessary written permissions from copyright holders for the use of these materials by Viva Brooklyn Fest.Credits: While Viva Brooklyn Fest will endeavor to provide appropriate credit for the photographs or media when used, it is understood that this may not always be possible.Duration of Use: The right to use these photographs or media is granted for an indefinite period unless otherwise requested in writing by the applicant in advance.Withdrawal of Consent: Applicants may withdraw their consent for future use of their photographs or media by providing written notice to Viva Brooklyn Fest. This will not affect any use prior to the receipt of such notice

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For any questions or concerns regarding these Terms and Conditions, please contact us at info@vivabrooklynfest.org.

Privacy Policy

Viva Brooklyn Fest

How We Handle Your Data

1. Data Collection: We collect personal data during the ticket purchase process, such as name, email address, and payment information. This information is used solely for processing your ticket purchase and for communication related to the event.
2. Data Protection: We are committed to protecting your personal information and will take appropriate measures to ensure its security.
3. Third-Party Sharing: Personal data will not be shared with third parties, except as required for ticket processing or as mandated by law.
GDPR Compliance1. Right to Access: Under the GDPR, you have the right to access your personal data that we hold. You can request this information at any time.
2. Right to Be Forgotten: You also have the right to request that your personal data be deleted from our records, subject to any legal obligations we may have to retain certain information.
3. Data Portability: You have the right to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services.
Limitation of LiabilityViva Brooklyn Fest shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, including loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the service; (iii) any content obtained from the service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content.Changes to Privacy PolicyWe reserve the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time. Changes will become effective immediately upon posting on the website.Governing LawThese Terms and Conditions and any separate agreements whereby we provide you services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New York, NY.

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For any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at info@vivabrooklynfest.org.