Houston Grand Opera

Young Artists' Vocal Academy (YAVA) Application 2019

This application closed on Sunday February 24, 2019.

REMINDER - Deadline for both applicants and references is February 24, 2019. To keep in touch with developments, please join our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/hgostudio. Thank you for applying to HGO's Young Artists Vocal Academy.

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


You are required to have two references complete online recommendation forms. One of your recommendations must come from your voice teacher. Your second recommendation should be from a music professional. The deadline for recommendations is February 24, 2019. if you have questions about the online recommendation process, please view the help menu.

Number required: 2. Allowed method(s): Online.

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Personal Information

Note that YAVA is only open to singers who have not yet started their masters degree.
We offer two one-week sessions of YAVA. Please select which YAVA week you are applying for. Number of selections required: 1.

Contact Information

No spaces, dashes etc. phone number fields

Education and Training


Please upload a pdf copy of your resume.
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Please upload links to two separate video recordings uploaded to YouTube.

Please be sure that your YouTube video privacy setting is set to Public. If you would prefer to keep your video setting as Private, please be sure to share your video as an Unlisted video. For how to share an unlisted video, please go to: http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=157177.

Please watch your submitted video before completing your application to check that it was uploaded properly. If it's not working, it's likely that you didn't enter the proper link. See YAP Tracker help for instructions.

Video Clips Number of selections required: 2.

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HEADSHOT: Files must be less than 2MB and in the .jpg/.jpeg format. Your filename must contain your full name and may not contain any special characters (ampersands, apostrophes, etc.)
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Payment Details

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

Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.