Houston Grand Opera

Houston Grand Opera Studio: Pianist/Coach Application (13-14)

This application closed on Monday September 24, 2012.

REMINDER - Deadline for both applicants and references is September 24, 2012. To keep in touch with developments, please join our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/hgostudio. Thank you for applying to HGO Studio.

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


Two recommendations are required from established music professionals (not your piano teacher). Please request these NOW as the deadline for receipt of references is September 24, 2012.

Number required: 2. 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

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*:
Role 1

Role 2

Role 3

Role 4

Role 5

Role 6

Role 7

Role 8

Role 9

Role 10


Pianists should prepare the following for their audition:

BOTH of the following:
  • Solo piano piece, no longer than 6 minutes
  • La bohème, beginning of Act I up to Schaunard's entrance (rehearsal #10)
TWO of the following:
  • Composer's Aria, "Sein wir wieder gut," from Ariadne auf Naxos
  • The Jewel Song, beginning with "O Dieu! que de bijoux!" from Faust
  • "Winterstürme" from Die Walküre
  • Tom Rakewell's aria, "Here I Stand," from The Rake's Progress
ONE of the following:
  • Le nozze di Figaro Sextet, #19 in Act III, beginning with the recitative before
  • Don Giovanni Sextet, #19 in Act II, beginning with the recitative before
There will also be sight-reading. Auditionees should be prepared to sing and play all excerpts. You may be asked to conduct or be conducted. There will also be a short interview with the audition panel after the audition. You are required to submit your chosen solo piece and operatic excerpts 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.


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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.