Houston Grand Opera

2019-20 Houston Grand Opera Studio: Pianist/Coach Application

This application closed on Sunday September 23, 2018.

REMINDER - Deadline for both applicants and references is September 23, 2018.

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Please contact the HGO Studio 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 others from established music professionals. Please request these now as the deadline for receipt of references is September 23, 2018.

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Personal Information

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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)
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Each applicant must prepare:

• A brief solo piece of your choice

• The Act II Finale from Mozart's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

• The Composer's aria from Strauss's ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

• The opening of Puccini's LA BOHEME, from beginning UNTIL rehearsal #25

Please be prepared to play and sing all of the repertoire you have chosen. You will be asked to sight read and you may also be asked to conduct. As you prepare, please bear in mind that this is a répétiteur audition and not a piano competition. The audition is designed to assess your aptitude and proficiency across the broad range of skills required of an assistant conductor in a professional opera company; it is not expected that candidates will be equally proficient in all dimensions. Above all, our goal is to gain an understanding of your unique musical identity. We ask that you submit your chosen solo piece on your application, but you may substitute a different piece or excerpt at your audition if you wish.

There will also be a short interview with the audition panel after the audition.


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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.