Young Artist Program Auditions

2017/2018 Season Young Artist and Apprentice Artist Auditions

Auditions will be held on October 31 and November 1 in New York City.

The Benenson Young Artist Program of Palm Beach Opera targets skills necessary to develop a successful career as an opera performer and helps further the young career of a 8 artists. The ideal candidate for this program is an emerging professional artist who is at the crossroads of having participated in previous YAPs or summer apprenticeships and is just at the precipice of beginning a fully-professional career. Women should be between the ages of 25 and 30. Men should be between the ages of 25 and 35.

The Apprentice Artist Program of Palm Beach Opera is aimed at recent graduates of universities and conservatories where this program would likely be their first young artist development program.  These 12 singers should be between the ages of 21-25.

Each Young Artist will:

  • Gain mainstage experience in secondary and comprimario roles
  • Cover appropriate role(s) in mainstage productions
  • Perform as featured soloists at the annual Opera @ The Waterfront Concert

Each Apprentice Artist will:

  • Perform in Education and Outreach concerts
  • Sing in all mainstage production choruses
  • Perform either as soloist or in ensembles at the annual Opera @ The Waterfront Concert

All Artists will:

  • Perform arias/excerpts of upcoming shows at promotional events
  • Perform concerts in community and donor functions
  • Receive regular coaching with resident and visiting music staff
  • Participate in masterclasses, seminars, and auditions given by acclaimed guest artists, teachers, and managers

PBO provides each Young Artist  and Apprentice Artist with:

  • Monthly stipend
  • Shared fully-furnished apartment
  • Round-trip travel

Audition Requirements for Singers:

Applications should be submitted via YAP Tracker (http://www.yaptracker.com/applications/palm-beach-opera-2017).  A subscription is not necessary to apply.

All singers will be asked to present an aria list of at least 4 selections in a variety of styles and languages.

Each person granted an audition for the Young Artist Program must meet at least TWO of the following:

  • Participant of a high-level summer apprenticeship or resident young artist program over the past TWO seasons
  • Completed performance degree from a respected conservatory or music school
  • Performed a leading role in a mainstage production at their conservatory or music school, if graduated from school within the past TWO seasons
  • Performed a comprimario or featured role in a regional opera company or respected summer apprenticeship program in the past TWO seasons
  • Placed either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in a major vocal competition over the past 3 years
  • Advanced to minimum Regional level in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions over the past 3 years

Each person granted an audition for the Apprentice Artist Program must meet the following:

  • Completed performance degree from a respected conservatory or music school

Foreign Nationals:

The PBO YAP is open to all young professionals regardless of nationality.  Foreign nationals wishing to apply must either have a valid work visa to the United States for the entire period covering the program or must have already established themselves as a respected young professional artist in their native countries.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO AUDITION?

Applications should be submitted via YAP Tracker.  A subscription is not necessary to apply.

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