YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAMS

YAPs are apprenticeships wherein the artist is paid, as opposed to pay-to-sing programs in which the artist pays a fee in order to participate. Please note that application deadlines are usually in early fall! If you know of an apprenticeship not listed here, please email me at info@thebusinessofsinging.com!

 

CANADA

 

Atelier lyrique de L'Opera de Montreal

1157 St. Catherine St. East
Montreal, PQ
H2L 2G8
(514) 596-0223
Fax (514) 596-0744

www.operademontreal.ca/english/atelier/index.html

 

Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio

227 Front Street East
Toronto, ON
M5A 1E8
(416) 363-6671

ensemble@coc.ca

www.coc.ca/company_info/company.html

 

UNITED STATES

 

Amarillo Opera

PO Box 447
Amarillo, TX 79178
(806) 372-7464
Fax: (806) 372-7465

Heather@AmarilloOpera.org

www.AmarilloOpera.org

 

Ash-Lawn Highland Summer Festival

1941 James Monroe Pkwy
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(804) 293-4500
Fax: (804) 293-0736

summerfestival@avenue.org

www.avenue.org/summerfestival

 

Atlanta Opera

Atlanta Opera Studio (touring group)
728 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308-1139
(404) 881-8801 - (800) 35-OPERA
Fax: (404) 881-1711

http://www.atlantaopera.org/education/touring.htm

 

Austin Lyric Opera

P.O. Box 984
Austin, Texas 78767
512-472-5927
Fax: 512-472-4143

www.austinlyricopera.org

 

Baltimore Opera Company

Lyric Opera House
110 W. Mt. Royal Ave., Suite 306
Baltimore, MD 21201-5732
(410) 625-1600 Admin.
(410) 625-6474 Admin. Fax

www.baltimoreopera.com/studio/about.asp

 

Central City Opera

621 17th St. #1601
Denver, CO 80293
Administration: (303) 292-6500
Fax: (303) 292-4958
Festival: (303) 582-5202

info@centralcityopera.org

www.centralcityopera.org

 

Chautauqua Opera Young Artists Program

General website:
http://opera.ciweb.org/young-artists/

Auditions Coordinator
Chautauqua Opera Young Artists Program
P.O. Box 20425
Greeley Square Station
New York, NY 10001-0008
(716) 357-6249

 

Cincinnati Opera

Young Artists' Program
Touring Ensemble Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45210-2291
(513) 621-1919
Fax: (513) 744-3520

info@cincinnatiopera.com

www.cincinnatiopera.com

 

Cleveland Opera

Cleveland Opera on Tour
1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1052
Cleveland, OH| 44115-2001
(216) 575-0903
Fax: (216) 575-1918

www.clevelandopera.org

 

College Light Opera Co.

162 S. Cedar Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
(440) 774-8485
Fax: 440-775-8642

bob.haslun@oberlin.edu

www.collegelightopera.com

 

Connecticut Opera Association

Opera Express (resident artists' touring program)
226 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 527-0713
Fax: (860) 293-1715

 

Des Moines Metro Opera

106 West Boston Avenue
Indianola, IA 50125-1836
(515) 961-6221
Fax: (515) 961-2994

dmmopera@aol.com

www.dmmo.org

 

Florentine Opera

Opera Ambassadors (touring program)
735 N. Water St., Ste. 1315
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 291-5700
Fax: (414) 291-5706

www.florentineopera.org

 

Florida Grand Opera

Young Artist Studio
1200 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145-2980
(305) 854-1643
Fax (305) 856-1042

www.fgo.org/info/ya_studio.htm

 

Glimmerglass Opera

Glimmerglass Opera Administration
PO. Box 191
Cooperstown, New York 13326
(607) 547-5704
Fax: (607) 547-6030

glimmer@telenet.net

http://cooperstown.net/glimmerglass/glyartists.html

 

Hawaii Opera Theater

987 Waimanu St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 596-7372
Fax: (808) 596-0379

www.hawaiiopera.org

 

Houston Grand Opera

510 Preston St.
Houston, TX 77002
713.546.0200

www.houstongrandopera.org/hgos/index.html

 

Indianapolis Opera

250 E. 38th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 283-3531
Fax: (317) 923-5611
For information on the ensemble:
email Artistic Associate Christopher Ludwa (chrisl@indyopera.org) or call (317) 283-3531, ext.21

www.indyopera.com

 

Kentucky Opera

Rudd Program for Young Artists
101 South Eighth Street
Louisville, KY 40202-4016
(502) 584-4500
(800) 690-9236
Fax: (502) 584-7484

www.kyopera.org

 

Lake George Opera Festival

P.O. Box 2172
Glens Falls, NY 12801

www.lakegeorgeopera.org/program.html

 

Lyric Opera Cleveland

P.O. Box 606198
Cleveland, OH, 44106
(216) 231-2484
Fax: (216) 231-5502

lyric@en.com

www.lyricoperacleveland.org

 

Lyric Opera of Chicago Center for American Artists (LOCCAA)

20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
For audition info, email audlocaa@lyricopera.org or call (312) 827-3521

www.lyricopera.org/About/locaa.html

 

Lyric Opera of Kansas City

1029 Central Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64105-1677
(816) 471.4933
Request audition information by calling or emailing:
Rick Goetz, Auditions Coordinator, (816) 471-4933;

rickg@kc-opera.org

www.kc-opera.org/lokc.html

 

Metropolitan Opera

Lindemann Young Artists Development Program
Lincoln Center
New York, NY 10023

www.metopera.org/infodesk/lyadp.html

 

Michigan Opera

The Artists of Community Programs touring group
Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-3500
Fax: (313) 237-3412

www.michiganopera.org

 

Minnesota Opera

Resident Artists Program
620 North First St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 333-2700
Fax: (612) 333-0869

www.mnopera.org/resident_artist_program.htm

 

Nashville Opera

SASE to:
TOTYAP Application
Nashville Opera Association
3628 Trousdale Drive, Suite D
Nashville, TN 37204

www.nashvilleopera.org

 

New Orleans Opera Association

Outreach Program
305 Baronne Street, Suite 500
New Orleans 70112-1618
(504) 529-2278
Fax: (504) 529-7668

www.neworleansopera.org/education.html

 

Ohio Light Opera

The College of Wooster
Wooster, OH 44691
(330) 263-2345
Fax: (330) 263-2272

OH_LT_OPERA@acs.wooster.edu

www.wooster.edu/OHIOLIGHTOPERA/

 

Opera Carolina

345 North College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 332-7077
Fax: (704) 332 -6448

www.operacarolina.org/education/educatio.htm

 

Opera Colorado

The Joseph and Loretta Law Artist Center (OCAC)
Opera Colorado
695 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite #20
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 778-1500
Fax: (303) 778-6533

http://operacolorado.org/2001/pages/main.html

 

Opera Columbus

177 Naghten Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 461-810
Fax: (614) 461-0806

www.operacols.org

 

Opera Company of Philadelphia

510 Walnut Street, Suite 1500
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 928-2110

www.operaphilly.com

 

Opera Memphis

Artists-in-Residence
4097 South MSU-B St. No. 1
Memphis, TN 38152-4170
(901) 678-2706
Fax: (901) 673-1320

www.operamemphis.org

 

Opera Pacific

600 W. Warner Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 546-6000
Fax: (714) 546-6077

www.operapacific.org

 

Opera San Jose

To audition, send professional resume and headshot to:
Tamar Brown, Artistic Administration
2149 Paragon Drive
San Jose, CA 95131-1312
Tapes welcome but not required.
Resumes may be sent by email to brown@operasj.org

www.operasj.org

 

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

P.O. Box 191910
St. Louis, MO 63119-7910
(314) 961-0171 Administrative Offices
(314) 961-7463 Administrative Fax

www.opera-stl.org

 

Orlando Opera

1111 N. Orange Ave
Orlando, Florida 32804
(407) 426-1717

www.orlandoopera.org/artbios.html

 

Pittsburgh Opera

801 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412/281-0912
Fax: 412/281-4324

pghopera@pghopera.org

 

Portland Opera Association, Inc.

Portland Opera Works! (touring division)
Send materials to the attention of:
Portland Opera
Diane Syrcle
1515 SW Morrison
Portland, OR 97205

education@portlandopera.org

www.portlandopera.org/call_board/call_board.html

 

Portland Opera Repertory Theater

P.O. Box 7733
Portland, ME 04112
(207) 767-0773
Fax: (207) 767-0774

PORTopera@aol.com

www.portopera.org

 

San Diego Opera

18th Floor, Civic Center Plaza
1200 Third Avenue
San Diego, California 92101-4112
(619) 232-7636
Fax: (619) 231-6915

www.sdopera.com

 

San Francisco Opera

Merola, Western Opera Theater, and the Opera Center
Auditions Coordinator
San Francisco Opera Center
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

www.sfopera.com/associations/merola/index.htm

 

Santa Fe Opera

The Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Artist Program
P.O. Box 2408
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2408

Website

 

Sarasota Opera

61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 366-8450

www.sarasotaopera.org/index.html

 

Seattle Opera

1020 John Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206-389-7600

www.seattleopera.org/events_and_ed/YAP

 

Utah Opera

50 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
(801) 736-6868
Fax: (801) 736.6815
Contact: Paula Fowler

paulaf@utahopera.org

www.utahopera.org

 

Virginia Opera

PO Box 2580
Norfolk, VA 2350
(757) 627-9545
Fax: (757) 622-0058

www.vaopera.org

 

Wolf Trap Opera Company

1624 Trap Road
Vienna, Virginia 22182

www.wolf-trap.org/opera/audition.html