Kentucky Opera

2019/20 Barbara and Halsey Sandford Studio Artist Program Application: PIANISTS

This application closed on Monday October 15, 2018.

Kentucky Opera is auditioning for the 2019/2020 Studio Artist Program. The Studio Artist pianist serves as a coach, rehearsal pianist and performance pianist in various capacities with the company. The Studio Artist pianist will work closely with the Studio Artist Music Director and Principal Conductor to prepare Studio Artist singers with roles and covers as well as develop their own repetiteur skills and techniques. Projects will include Kentucky Opera Chorus rehearsals, mainstage productions, masterclasses with guest artists, the Composer Workshop, community engagement events, and educational touring programs. The program begins in August, 2019 and runs through February, 2020, with a winter break. 

Please prepare the following audition material: 

Play AND sing one of the following Verdi excerpts:

  • RIGOLETTO – “Cortigiani…” to the end of the aria
  • FALSTAFF – Ford’s aria
  • LA TRAVIATA – “Ah! fors’è lui che l’anima” (taking the standard cut)

Play AND sing one of the following Mozart excerpts:

  • LE NOZZE DI FIGARO recitative “È decisa la lite . . .” and sextet 
  • COSÌ FAN TUTTE sextet with the following recit, ending at "Inflebil metro."  

Play AND sing all of the following excerpts: 

  • CARMEN Quintet “Nous avons en tête . . .”
  • LA BOHÈME Act I up to Benoit’s entrance
  • 20th or 21st century aria or art song

Applicant may be asked to sight read and/or conduct as well. 

Please contact Aubrey Baker at with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact

Personal Information

If not, you must have a green card to be considered for the Studio Artist Program.
Audition preference is not guaranteed. Number of selections required: 1.

Contact Information

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Number of selections required: 2.
Selection 1
Selection 2


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Payment Details

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Kentucky Opera
C/O Aubrey Baker, Manager of Education
323 West Broadway, Suite 601
Louisville, KY 40202