Kentucky Opera is auditioning for the 2024-2025 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 and virtual 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 repertoire, at least one must be in Italian.
If granted a virtual audition, additional materials may be requested via a separate email. For those granted a live audition, repertoire will be determined with each pianist in collaboration with our Studio Artist program director and artistic staff.
Please note: this application is for PIANISTS only. You can find the application for Singers here.