The Young Artists Program was established at Glimmerglass in 1988 as an important component of the company's mission to promote an artistically challenging environment for young performers. The program provides training and performance experience for talented singers at the beginning of their professional careers.
The Young Artists Program is distinguished from many other apprentice programs in the variety and quality of the opportunities it provides its members, most of whom hold bachelor's and master's degrees from leading conservatories. Many have already begun professional careers, singing with regional and national companies. For three months, Young Artists are placed in a nurturing environment. They are treated as professionals and provided with compensation, a comfortable place to live and transportation.
The focus of the program is on education through performance. Young Artists receive opportunities to perform and cover appropriate roles in all four mainstage productions and to work with world-class directors, designers, and conductors.
Members of the Young Artists Program sing principal and supporting roles, cover all roles in mainstage productions, sing in the chorus, are presented in concerts and cabarets, receive weekly coachings, participate in master classes, and perform in the community. In addition to rehearsing and performing, Young Artists attend classes in diction and acting, and are given instruction in such skills as audition techniques, role preparation, and the business aspects of managing a career.
Administrators from many of the world's leading opera houses visit Glimmerglass to hear the Young Artists in performance and auditions. Many of the Young Artists are offered roles or representation as a result of their appearances at Glimmerglass.
Young Artists will also have the privilege of working with 2019 Festival Artists in Residence, Christine Ebersole and John Corigliano.
For more information on the young artist program or on audition requirements:
Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artist Program has long been hailed as one of the country's leading training programs for emerging opera artists. While providing guidance from the opera industry’s leaders and innovators, the program guides singers through the development of their vocal skills, improvement of their stage presence and expansion of their repertoire. Each year, exceptional singers from around the world are selected to enter the program from a pool of more than 500 applicants through national auditions held in New York City, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Each applicant must demonstrate significant operatic potential and thorough musical and theatrical training. Applicants who are granted an audition must demonstrate their versatility and proficiency in various musical styles and foreign languages by performing five contrasting arias in at least two foreign languages.
For more information on the resident artist program or on audition requirements:
The III Gershwin International Music Competition 2017
New York City - October 26 - November 5, 2017
Instrumental categories: Piano, String Instruments, Winds & Brass, Voice, Chamber Ensembles
3 age categories: 8-12, 13-17, 18-36 (voice 18-40) Open to musicians of all nationalities
Prize Fund: Over $30,000
Grand Prix - $10,000, 2 years of career management, CD Recording, Special Prizes and engagements may be offered.
Application deadline: October 7, 2017
Apply by: Video recording (youtube, vimeo, etc.) or audition Live at
all-American Preliminary Round, Sunday, October 1 at Steinway Gallery, Melville, NY
I am pleased to announce the 2017 S. Livingston Mather Scholarship Competition for
male voice students, sponsored by The Singers’ Club of Cleveland. This year’s contest
will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 in the ballroom of Judson Manor in
Cleveland’s University Circle. Because of overwhelming response to the
Competition in recent years, we continue to prescreen applicants. Candidates must
submit an electronic audition file no later than Friday, October 13, 2017. Audition
results will be transmitted to applicants during the weekend of October 21-22.
For complete rules, information about the Competition, the venue, and The Singers’
Club of Cleveland, a poster to publicize the event, and an online application, please go
to our scholarship page.
The Singing Sergeants are excited to be visiting Illinois as part of our upcoming fall tour. We will be performing at Effingham Performance Center (1 hour and 20 minutes from Urbana-Champaign) on October 22. We will be holding upcoming auditions for tenors and sopranos.
Pre-screening recordings are due by November 3 and live auditions will be held in Washington, D.C. on December 19 and 20. We are looking for singers with strong choral and sight-reading skills in addition to crossover skills in pop and rock genres.
Additional information can also be found at www.bands.af.mil/careers/
APPRENTICE ARTIST PROGRAM
Sponsored by Frank R. Brownell III
Audition dates for the 2018 Season:
Houston, TX: September 28, 2017
Cincinnati, OH: October 11, 2017
Chicago, IL: October 12, 2017
New York, NY: October 30-November 1, 2017
Des Moines, IA: November 5, 2017
Audition information for the Apprentice Artist Program:
Apprentice Artist auditions are held in conjunction with Principal Artist auditions each year in various cities, as well as by recording. At least half of the audition period will be devoted to Apprentice Artist and OPERA Iowa auditions. As much as we would like to hear everyone who submits audition materials, it is seldom possible because of time considerations. An accompanist is provided by DMMO for all live auditions.
Candidates for the Apprentice Artist Program may submit a recorded audition in lieu of a live audition. All recordings will be heard. Audio and video recordings are accepted via YAP Tracker and should be submitted no later than November 10, 2017.
During fall auditions Des Moines Metro Opera will also hear singers to complete the casting needs for the OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe, its highly successful outreach program. The total group consists of six singers, a music director/pianist and a scenic technician, who rehearse for three weeks and then travel for nine weeks throughout Iowa and the surrounding states, performing in schools and on community concert series. All OPERA Iowa artists are offered positions with the Apprentice Artist Program for the summer of 2018.
The OPERA Iowa period of employment will run from February 1 - April 29, 2018. Compensation is competitive. Travel, housing and per diem while touring will be covered by Des Moines Metro Opera. Repertory will include fully staged productions of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville for community audiences and John Davies' Jack and the Beanstalk for elementary audiences. Performances are sung in English and accompanied by piano. OPERA Iowa auditions will be heard in Houston, Cincinnati, Chicago, New York and Des Moines.
$30 non-refundable application fee
Current pdf copy of résumé
Digital color headshot
Two arias of contrasting style (audio or video)
Non-U.S. citizens only: proof of right to work in the United States
Completed application form via YAP Tracker
Des Moines Metro Opera will be using a YAP Tracker application for the Apprentice Artist and OPERA Iowa Programs this season. The application can be found here. You do not need to be a paying subscriber to YAP Tracker to use the application form, although you will need an account (guest accounts are available; see the website for details). Registration can be completed here.
A live audition is not guaranteed and a preliminary recording is necessary if you wish to be considered for a live audition. All recordings submitted under the "recorded audition" category will be heard. Please contact Sam Carroll at 515-961-6221 with any questions about the application process.
Santa Fe Opera
2018 Apprentice Singer Auditions
2018 Season Application Now Available
Early Application Deadline: Monday, August 14, 2017*
Final Application Deadline: Friday, September 8, 2017
The Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Program for Singers is internationally recognized as one of the finest programs of its type. On average each year approximately 40 apprentice singers are chosen from a competitive applicant pool. An apprenticeship at "America's premier summer opera festival" offers unmatched opportunities for professional experience and international exposure.
Live Audition Tour
CHICAGO - October 19, 21, 22, 2017
NEW YORK CITY - October 23 – 28, 2017
LOS ANGELES - October 30, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE - October 31, 2017
2018 SEASON · JUNE 29 — AUGUST 25
L’Italiana in Algeri
Ariadne auf Naxos
Apprentice Singer Program Dates: May 28 through August 25, 2018
MEDIA FILE REQUIREMENT
Applicants are required to submit three audio or audio/video files with their application. Video submissions are preferred. Applications without either an audio or video submission will not be accepted.
A headshot submission will be required as part of your digital application. A place is available to submit your complete resume, but this is not a requirement.
The Santa Fe Opera will be using YAP Tracker to process applications for the 2018 Apprentice Singer Program. You do not need to be a paying subscriber to YAP Tracker to use the application form, although you will need an account (guest accounts are available; see the website for details). Be sure to complete the application in full detail in the format requested. Future correspondence regarding your audition status will be sent via email. The email address you supply should be monitored regularly as you will receive confirmation of your application's receipt. (Please check any SPAM filters while waiting receipt of your application.)
Opera on the Avalon
2018 Summer Festival Season
General & Artistic Director: Cheryl Hickman
Resident Conductor: Judith Yan
Opera on the Avalon is continually evolving and working towards becoming Atlantic Canada's premiere professional opera company, with diverse offerings of stage experience for young singers, as well as seasoned professionals. Opera on the Avalon offers two tiers of training programs: the Studio Artist Program, and the Young Artist Program.
The Studio Artist Program is our pay to sing program. Studio Artists may have the opportunity to sing ensemble and solo roles in MainStage productions with orchestra, as well as with the School Tour production. Additionally there are opportunities for solo and chorus roles in various concerts and recitals. Successful Studio Artist candidates should be at least undergraduate freshman, or graduate students completing a Masters or Diploma equivalent. However, Studio Artists should not be currently enrolled in a paid Young Artist Program. An added benefit to participants in the Studio Artist program is the eligibility to claim all tuition with a receipt due to our new designation as an educational institution by Canada Revenue Agency.
The Young Artist Program is best suited to singers who are currently participating in young artist residency programs or have significant professional experience. Young Artists may have the opportunity to sing principal and supporting roles in MainStage productions, as well as in various concerts and recitals. As there is a maximum of eleven participants selected for the Young Artist Program each season, applicants who are not selected for the Young Artist Program may be selected to partake in the Studio Artist program at the discretion of the artistic staff.
Additionally, Opera on the Avalon offers a variety of internships in Collaborative Piano, Arts Administration, Conducting, Directing, Production Management, Stage Management and Technical Theatre. Housing is available to singers in both the Studio Artist and Young Artist Programs.
Please find the attached poster promoting out 2018 Festival Auditions which are taking place from October 1st to December 4th, 2017. Additional information regarding audition dates and requirements can be found on our website: www.operaontheavalon.com.
Auditions are held throughout the year in both Canada and the United States.
Application deadlines are three days prior to your preferred audition date.
Current Scheduled Audition Dates:
Montréal: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Toronto: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Chicago: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
New York City: Tuesday, November 28; Wednesday, November 29; and Thursday, November 30, 2017
Vancouver: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Calgary: Monday, December 4, 2017
Video Submissions will be accepted until Monday, December 4, 2017.