Houston Grand Opera

2014 Eleanor McCollum Competition and 2014-15 Houston Grand Opera Studio Application

This application closed on Friday September 27, 2013.

REMINDER - Deadline for both applicants and references is September 27, 2013. To keep in touch with developments, please join our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/hgostudio. Thank you for applying to HGO Studio and the 2014 Eleanor McCollum Competition.

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 voice teacher). Please request these NOW as the deadline for receipt of references is September 27, 2013.

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

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Personal Information

Approval tick box Number of selections required: 1.
please explain in detail why you feel a young artist training program is the right next step for you.
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*:
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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 with within the following criteria. 

-  An art song/aria in your native tongue written since 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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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. 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.