The Glimmerglass Festival

Singer Application (2023)

This application closed on Wednesday September 21, 2022.


We will be holding our annual live audition tour in New York City, Houston, and Cincinnati. In addition, we will be working together with other young artist programs on a coordinated virtual audition process as an option in lieu of a live audition. Steps are outlined below to guide your understanding of this shared live audition process, followed by information about our video audition process.

The Glimmerglass Festival is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data or any other legally protected status.

LIVE AUDITIONS (Glimmerglass only)

Please note that to have a live audition, you must be fully vaccinated (with proof) by your audition date. Anyone who is unable to comply must choose the video audition option.

Step 1:  Apply to The Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist Program via the form below. Applications are due Wednesday, September 21.

Step 2: Notifications of live auditions for Glimmerglass will be sent as follows:

New York City auditions: notifications sent by Friday, October 7.

Video auditions: notifications sent by Friday, October 7. 

Houston auditions: notifications sent by Friday, October 14. 

Cincinnati auditions: notifications sent by Friday, October 14.

Step 3: Attend your live audition.


Step 1: Apply to The Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist Program via the form below and select ‘Video Audition’ under ‘Preferred Audition Location’. Applications are due Sunday, September 11. 

Step 2: Notifications of video auditions will be sent by each company by Friday, October 7. This notification will contain a link to submit a new aria list.

Step 3: Submit your aria list (one list for all programs), indicating your chosen “starter” aria, by Tuesday, October 11. 

Step 4: Notification of requested arias from your list (one request for all programs) will be uploaded to your YAP Tracker application on Wednesday, October 19. 

Step 5: Record a new video audition and submit the video to each company via YAP Tracker by Friday, November 4.

Please contact Jay E. Condon 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 by selecting all dates for which you are available.
No spaces, dashes etc. phone number fields
This information is for data purposes only and will not be used in the awarding of auditions or contracts. For more information on the categories below, please visit appendix 4 on the following page:
Specify language and years of study or proficiency.
Please include style of dance, training/experience and length of training.
Stage combat experience, dialects, etc. can be included in this section.
Education 1
Education 2
Education 3
Education 4
Education 5

Professional References

Please give details of three artistic authorities (directors, conductors, coaches, voice teachers, administrators) with whom you have worked and who may act as references. Only one of your references may be a voice teacher. No written recommendations are accepted.
Number of selections required: 3.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3

Video Selections

Please upload 2-5 videos; 1 must be an opera aria and the others may be opera, art song, musical theater, etc. of your choice. The videos must be no more than 12 months old.

Please verify that all video files work before submitting. Video files that do not work will result in a voided application. Minimum number of selections permitted: 2. Maximum number of selections permitted: 5

You must be signed in to add videos.
Preliminary audition repertoire must show a variety of styles and be offered in at least three different languages including English. Operetta and oratorio arias are acceptable.
- 3 opera arias
- 1 musical theater piece
- 5th selection can be another aria, art song, or other piece of your choice
If you are interested in a role or cover in a particular production in the 2023 season, you are welcome (but not required) to prepare a piece from that work.

* Please note that it is acceptable to change audition repertoire for the live audition from what is listed on the application.
* Repertoire selections must satisfy these requirements for the application to be considered.
Minimum number of selections permitted: 2. Maximum number of selections permitted: 5
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Selection 4
Selection 5
Single page only
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Please upload one high-resolution photograph.

You must be signed in to add your headshot.
Number of selections required: 1.