Florida Grand Opera

Florida Grand Opera Studio Artist Program Application (2023-24)

This application closed on Friday September 30, 2022.

We will be holding our annual live auditions in Miami and New York City. For those unable to attend live auditions, virtual auditions will be given consideration. Steps are outlined below to guide your understanding of this video audition process, followed by information about our live audition process.


Important Note: Special consideration will be given to lyric baritone candidates to join the studio in January as part of the 2022-23 season. For information on season programming, please visit fgo.org.


Step 1: Submit your application. (Friday, September 30.)

Step 2: You will receive notice whether a video audition has been granted on Friday, October 7. This notification will contain instructions on how to submit an updated aria list.

Step 3: Submit your aria list, indicating your chosen “starter” aria, by Tuesday, October 11.

Step 4: Notification of requested arias from your list will be communicated by Friday, October 21.

Step 5: Record a new video audition and submit the video by Friday, November 4. Exact upload procedures will be shared with audition notice.



COVID-19 Note: All live auditionees must be fully vaccinated and bring records on the date of an audition. Anyone who is unable to provide this information should choose the video audition option.

 Step 1: Apply to FGO as you normally would. Applications are due Friday, September 30.

Step 2: Notifications of live auditions for FGO will be sent by Friday, October 14.

Step 3: You will select an audition time via YAP Tracker. You will have the option to change audition times if necessary, but FGO cannot guaratee a refund of your fees in the event of a cancellation. 

Step 4: Attend your live audition and present the audition monitor with your proof of vaccination. Please note: you may choose to wear a mask for your audition. If you wish to remove your mask and do not have pockets to place it while you are auditioning, you may simply wear it on your wrist.

Free Application Window: Singers may submit their materials for consideration at no cost until Monday, September 6 at 10:00 am ET. After this deadline, applicants will pay a one-time $20.00 application fee.

At this time, FGO cannot commit to a decision deadline, but every effort will be made to relay information to successful candidates in the spring of 2023.

Please contact Matt Cooksey at mcooksey@fgo.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

General Information

Representative, high-quality headshot (color JPG preferred), ideally taken within 2 years.
File-naming convention of "LastName,FirstName_Headshot.jpg" preferred.
Please note that it is most helpful if your headshot accurately reflects your current audition-room 'look.'
You must be signed in to add your headshot.
Export Word/Pages documents to PDF format before uploading. Do not submit a résumé longer than 1 page.
File-naming convention of "LastName,FirstName_Resume.pdf" preferred.
You must be signed in to add your resume.
Please select your preferred audition date/time/location. You will be able to indicate that you are available for additional dates in the subsequent question.
Please select all dates/locations for which you would be available to audition. If you indicated in the previous question that you prefer a video audition, please do not select a live audition date. Likewise, if applying for a live audition, please do not select the video audition option.

Note: Please do not select "Miami" as your audition city if you will be unable to make arrangements to audition there. FGO is generally unable to accommodate audition city change requests once audition slots have been offered. FGO's rehearsal space and administrative office is conveniently located near the Miami International Airport. Rideshares are very reasonable modes of transportation between the two. FGO can also offer you a hotel discount code for accommodations within walking distance from the offices. [Only inquire about code after being granted and confirming a live audition in Miami.]

Audition Repertoire

Preliminary audition repertoire should consist of 4 arias of contrasting styles and languages. Up to 1 'Golden Age' musical theater selection is acceptable. Number of selections required: 4.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Selection 4

Video - (Video uploads are required for both video only and live applicants)

Please upload 2 contrasting arias with accompaniment made within the last 12 months. <br> You may still want to reference the following links:

Opera America's Remote Audition Guidelines (https://www.operaamerica.org/media/br5jsqfz/remoteauditionsoa.pdf)

Equipment Recommendations for Virtual Auditions (https://www.operaamerica.org/media/xf5b4gj3/recordingauditionsathome.pdf).

Number of selections required: 2.

You must be signed in to add videos.

Professional References

Please enter details for at least two professional references. Please include their name, title, email and phone. Minimum number of selections permitted: 2. Maximum number of selections permitted: 4
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Selection 4


Education 1
Education 2
Education 3

Training Programs

(if United States, type "USA")

Right to Work

Applicants must be USA citizens, or have the right to work in the United States.
Non-USA citizens must upload a photocopy showing proof of your right to work. FGO will not be responsible for any necessary visa applications.
Maximum number of documents permitted: 1
You must be signed in to add your resume.

Contact Information

Please abbreviate (i.e. "NY," not "New York")
No spaces, dashes etc. phone number fields


Indicate languages you have studied grammatically and the length of your study in years.
Enter years above, separated by commas.
This information is for data purposes only and will not be used in the awarding of auditions or studio contracts. You may select multiple options. Number of selections required: -1.

Payment Details


Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.