Emerging Artist Program
Bach Roots Festival announces the 2nd Annual Emerging Artist Program for aspiring professional singers whose socio-cultural identities have historically been excluded in Baroque music. The week long program takes place June 18-24 in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN and includes professional solo and chorister experience, vocal coachings and mentorship, compensation, travel stipend, and lodging accommodations.
View the program overview and application above. Submit all materials to the requested email address (listed on the overview) no later than Saturday, April 1 2023.
2023 Program Overview
2022 Emerging Artists
2022 Emerging Artists BIOS
Rozime Lindsey | Baritone
Originally from Philadelphia, Rozime is currently studying voice performance and music education at Boston University under the tutelage of Penelope Bitzas. Previously, Rozime served as an intern with the Philly Pops, helping the organization integrate music education into public schools and to facilitate the Pops' 40th anniversary season. After his internship with the Pops, he decided to dive deeper into the non-profit organization scene. He now serves as an intern with Juventas New Music Ensemble, developing an outreach/educational program for the ensemble, called ‘Juventas U.’ He also serves as a Program Associate and Voice Teacher for Through the Staff, which is an organization that provides free music private lessons to students from ages eight to eight-teen. As an artist, Rozime has had the opportunity to perform for President Joe Biden and Pope Francis. He has also performed numerous concerts under the baton of Yannick Nezet-Seguin of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera. Besides performing, Rozime enjoys hiking and cruising around the various coffee shops in Boston.
Jonathan May | Countertenor
Jonathan May, countertenor performs regularly with ensembles such as Ensemble VIII, Early Music New York, Mark Morris Dance Group, and The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. He most recently performed as an alto soloist in Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion with the Saint Thomas Choir and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street. He also appeared as soloist in cantatas BWV 70, 147 and Bach’s Magnificat with Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity, and was one of the countertenors featured in GEMS’s Open Gates Project: Countertenors, a Consort, and Continuo. He holds a degree in music and economics from Dartmouth College.
Sarah Rosales | Soprano
Sarah Rosales is a Salvadoran-American coloratura soprano who is notably known for her performance of the U.S national anthem for the 7th Presidential Democratic Debate in January of 2020. The event led her to make history as the first Salvadoran individual to perform on CNN International LIVE. Her operatic roles include Mozartian characters such as Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte), and Despina (Così fan tutte). In her musical theater work she has starred in roles such as Woman 2 (Songs for a New World) and Magenta (Rocky Horror Picture Show). Sarah has worked with and been recognized by many opera and musical theater professionals including Deborah Voigt, Michael Spyers, Michael Heaston, Chris Mann, Telly Leung, Laura Benanti, Shoshana Bean, Erica Spyers, and film star Jennifer Garner. In addition, she is a recipient of many awards from organizations and companies such as Opera Mississippi, The Schubert Club, National Society of Arts and Letters, Musicians Club of Women, and The Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota.