This application closed on Thursday November 18, 2021.
Kentucky Opera is auditioning for the 2022/2023 Barbara and Halsey Sandford 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 Director, Staff Pianist, and visiting conductors to prepare Studio Artist singers with roles and covers as well as develop their own répétiteur skills and techniques. The SA coach/pianist may serve as primary or secondary rehearsal pianist for the mainstage performances, prepare the singers and serve as performance pianist for masterclasses, workshops, lessons, coachings and recitals. The SA coach/pianist will also prepare the singers and serve as performance pianist for engagement, marketing and patron cultivation events and performances.
Please upload the following audition material with your application:
Live audition applicants:
2 videos of yourself collaborating with one or more singers in contrasting styles, made within the last 12 months. Each video should be no more than 4-5 min long. Both collaborations must be opera rep. At least one must be in Italian.
Your live audition repertoire will be the same as the virtual audition uploaded material requirements listed below.
Virtual audition applicants:
A solo piece of your choice, OR playing and singing a 19th-century aria of their choice Play and sing ONE of the following Mozart excerpts:
Play and sing ONE of the following:
Play and sing an excerpt of any opera composed after 1940 (no more than 5 minutes)
Applicant may be asked to sight read and/or conduct as well.
Please note: this application is for PIANISTS only. You can find the application for Singers here.