Houston Grand Opera

2017 Eleanor McCollum Competition and 2017-18 Houston Grand Opera Studio: Singer Application

This application closed on Monday September 26, 2016.

REMINDER - Deadline for both applicants and references is September 25, 2016.

To keep in touch with developments, please join our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/hgostudio. Thank you for applying to the HGO Studio and the 2017 Eleanor McCollum Competition.

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 others from established music professionals. Please request these now as the deadline for receipt of references is September 25, 2016.

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

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Personal Information

Number of selections required: 1.
We choose not to have an age limit because we recognize that people may follow various paths to an operatic career. However, we are a young artist program and most of our current artists are in their mid-twenties, so it is rare for us to hear people over the age of thirty in our preliminary auditions. If you are over 30, please explain below why you think the HGO Studio is the appropriate next step for you.

Contact 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 filled out. Use N/A where necessary. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION)
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Audition RepertoirePreliminary audition repertoire must show a variety of styles and be offered in at least three different languages. Operetta and oratorio arias are acceptable substitutions. Five selections should be offered including two selections within the following criteria. 

-  A contemporary aria or art song in English (we suggest something composed after 1950)

-  At least one aria by Mozart, Rossini, or Handel

Please note that failure to meet the above criteria may affect our decision to grant you an audition. 

Number of selections required: 5.
Selection 1
Selection 2
Selection 3
Selection 4
Selection 5


AUDIO:  Number of selections required: 1.
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Payment Details

Please note that the application fee is not refundable in any circumstances. Submitting 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.