The Glimmerglass Festival

Pianist/Coach Application (2020)

This application closed on Wednesday August 28, 2019.


Before submitting, please check if anything may have been auto-filled incorrectly. Incorrect information submitted due to an auto-fill error may result in a voided application. 

Please contact Isabel Tague at with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact

If you are available for more than one audition location, please indicate here. Additionally, please indicate all dates for which you are available to audition.
No spaces, dashes etc. phone number fields
No spaces, dashes etc. phone number fields
Applicants must be United States citizens or have the right to work in the United States. If applicants secure a contract, non-U.S. citizens must send a photocopy of right-to-work documentation (Note: Canadians may gain the right to work by joining Canadian Federation of Musicians and applying for a P2 Visa. This process is completed ONLY after successfully securing a contract with The Glimmerglass Festival and will be done at your own expense).
Specify languages and year of study or proficiency.
Please specify: Name of teacher, length of study, and affiliation (if applicable). Most current teacher first.
Please specify: Name of teacher, length of study, and affiliation (if applicable). Most current teacher first.
Education 1
Education 2
Education 3
Education 4
Education 5

Professional References

Please give details of three artistic authorities with whom you have worked and who may act as references. No written recommendations are accepted.
Number of selections required: 3.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3

Video Selections

Two video files are required with your application. Please submit two video files which display you in collaboration with one or more singers, made within 12 months of the application deadline.

Please verify that all video files work before submitting. Video files that do not work will result in a voided application. Number of selections required: 2.

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Please include all coaching experience (any opera and musical theater).
You must be signed in to add your resume.

Please upload one high-resolution photograph.

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**Please note: pianist/coach auditions are usually scheduled for the first slots of each day.

If you are selected for a live audition, please prepare the following:

Bernstein’s West Side Story, from Act I, The Dance at the Gym: Section 4b (Mambo)

Sing and Play:
1. A Mozart aria of your choice preceded by an accompanied recitative
2. An ensemble excerpt or scene of your choice from a 19th century Italian opera (no arias), at least 5 minutes long
3. One of the following German opera excerpts:
a) Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos, from Prologue, "Sein wir wieder gut" (Komponist), from Sehr lebhaft (rehearsal 108) to etwas schneller (rehearsal 117)
b) Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier, from Act 1, "Wie du warst" (Octavian and Marschallin), from rehearsal 12 to 4 after rehearsal 25
4. A brief excerpt of any type from an opera written since 1940

Sight-reading may be requested.

Payment Details

All applications require a $20 non-refundable application fee. 

Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.