Pittsburgh Opera

Resident Artist Program Application (2020 Auditions)

This application closed on Monday October 12, 2020.

We are working together with other young artist programs on a coordinated virtual audition process this fall. Steps are outlined below to guide your understanding of this shared audition process. 

Step 1: Apply to each program as you normally would. Applications are due Monday, October 12.

Step 2: Notifications of second-round video auditions will be sent by each company by Friday, November 6. This notification will contain a link to submit a new aria list.

Step 3: Submit your aria list (one list for all programs), indicating your chosen “starter” aria, by Tuesday, November 10.

Step 4: Notification of requested arias from your list (one request for all programs) will be sent on Friday, November 13.

Step 5: Record a new video audition and submit the video by Monday, November 30.

Step 6: Pittsburgh Opera may invite select finalists from the second round of video submissions to audition in-person in late 2020 or early 2021.

Please contact Emily Grand at egrand@pittsburghopera.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

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Maximum number of selections permitted: 6


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Video Recording

For Opera America's resources on Remote Auditions please visit: https://www.operaamerica.org/Files/RemoteAuditionsOA.pdf and https://www.operaamerica.org/Files/RecordingAuditionsAtHome.pdf Number of selections required: 2.

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Letters of Recommendation

One recent letter of recommendation from a recognized authority in the opera field (voice teacher, coach, conductor, director, etc) must be submitted. This company accepts online recommendation submissions or scanned/uploaded letters. Please note: the scanned/uploaded process requires that you attach a letter to the recommender before adding that recommender to this form. The online recommendation option will send a link directly to your recommender, but the scanned option will not. Please review the FAQ for the recommendation requirements before proceeding with that selection option.

Minimum number permitted: 1. Maximum number permitted: 2 Allowed method(s): Online, Scanned/Uploaded Letter.

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I hereby make application to the Resident Artist of Pittsburgh Opera program and affirm that all the information contained herein and in the attached documents is complete and accurate. I have read this application and agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the auditions. I accept as a Resident Artist, I agree to participate in the entire 2-year program.

Payment Details

There is a $5 fee to apply for the Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist Program this season.

Please note the application fee will not be refunded for any reason.

Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.