2021-2022 Season Apprentice Artist Program

The Apprentice Artist Program offers recent music school graduates valuable performance experience alongside Palm Beach Opera’s intensive training curriculum. The Apprentice Artists act as Palm Beach Opera’s community ambassadors, singing throughout the region in education and community engagement concerts, while also covering supporting roles, studying leading roles, and adding strength to all mainstage production choruses.

The Apprentice Artist Program is part of a unique three-tiered training system at Palm Beach Opera that includes the Studio Program and the Benenson Young Artist program.

Guest Faculty

Voice Teachers
Stephen King
Michael Paul
Nova Thomas

Vocal Coach
Danielle Orlando

Diction Coaches
Corradina Caporello, Italian
Bénédicte Jourdois, French
Marianne Barrett, German
Ksenia Leletkina, Russian

Acting Coach
Drew Minter

Would you like more information about auditions?

For more information about the Apprentice Artist Program and auditioning, click here.

2020-2021 Season Apprentice Artists

Emily Helenbrook, Soprano
Megan Callahan, Mezzo-Soprano
SarahAnn Duffy, Mezzo-Soprano
Juan Hernández, Tenor
Steven Ricks, Tenor
Kyle White, Baritone

2019-2020 Season Apprentice Artists

Suzannah Waddington, Soprano
Emily Helenbrook, Soprano
SarahAnn Duffy, Mezzo-Soprano
Jenny Anne Flory, Mezzo-Soprano
Maire Carmack, Mezzo-Soprano
David Anderson, Tenor
Juan Hernández, Tenor
Philippe L’Esperance, Tenor
Eric Smedsrud, Baritone
Matthew Soibelman, Bass
PG Hazard, Pianist

2018-2019 Season Apprentice Artists

Sooyeon Kang, Soprano
Suzannah Waddington, Soprano
Maire Carmack, Mezzo-Soprano
Jenny Anne Flory, Mezzo-Soprano
Michael Anderson, Tenor
Anthony Ciaramitaro, Tenor
Pavel Suliandziga, Tenor
Robert Gerold, Baritone
Michael Miller, Baritone
Christopher Carbin, Baritone

2017-2018 Season Apprentice Artists

Maria Brea, Soprano
Sooyeon Kang, Soprano
Brooklyn Snow, Soprano
Kelsey Robertson, Mezzo-Soprano
Emily Spencer, Mezzo-Soprano
Matthew Greenblatt, Tenor
Elliott Paige, Tenor
Robert Gerold, Baritone
Samuel Hinkle, Baritone
James Wright, Baritone