Houston Grand Opera

2016-17 Houston Grand Opera Studio: Pianist/Coach Application

This application closed on Sunday September 27, 2015.

REMINDER - Deadline for both applicants and references is September 27, 2015.

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Please contact Jeremy Johnson at studio@houstongrandopera.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.


Three recommendations are required: ONE from your current/most recent primary teacher and TWO from established music professionals. Please request these NOW as the deadline for receipt of references is September 27, 2015.

Number required: 3. Allowed method(s): Online.

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Personal Information

Number of selections required: 1.
Successful applicants will be able to choose their own date and time when confirming their audition.

Contact Information

No spaces, dashes etc. phone number fields

Education and Training

Languages - indicate languages you have studied grammatically and the length of your study in years.


Include musical theater or oratorio work, if any*:
(All fields must be completed. Use N/A where necessary. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION)
Role 1

Role 2

Role 3

Role 4

Role 5

Role 6

Role 7

Role 8

Role 9

Role 10


Each applicant must prepare:

• A solo piece of no more than six minutes duration, to be performed from memory
• Sta nell’ircana from Alcina
Die Zauberflöte Act 2 Finale (No. 21, entire)
La Traviata Act 2 (including Finale Secondo)

In addition, each applicant must offer:

• TWO of the following:
o I am the wife of Mao Tse-tung from Nixon in China (pp. 244-255 in the p/v)
o Mab, la reine des mensonges from Roméo et Juliette
o Wie du warst from Der Rosenkavalier

You should be prepared to play and sing all selections, and you may be asked to conduct as well.

You will be asked to sight-read, and there will be a brief interview with the audition panel.

We ask that you submit your chosen solo piece and operatic selections on your application, but you may substitute a different piece or excerpt at your audition if you wish.
Number of selections required: 2.
Number of selections required: 1.
Number of selections required: 2.


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Payment Details

Please note that the application fee is not refundable in any circumstances. Submission of an application does not guarantee an audition.
If you believe that your fee should have been waived, please contact HGO at studio@houstongrandopera.org.

Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.