San Francisco Opera Center

San Francisco Opera Center Programs Application: APPRENTICE COACH

This application closed on Tuesday October 11, 2011.


Sheri Greenawald, Director


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Personal Information

Applications must be submitted by dates posted. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
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Applicant should be between the ages of 20-34 as of June 4, 2012. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis.
If you are not legally allowed to work in the United States and are granted an audition, you will be required to present documentation regarding your current visa status at your audition.

Audition Preferences

Only one city may be chosen for the audition region
Maximum number of selections permitted: 3
Preferences are not guaranteed. If you have checked 'New York ~another date desired', please indicate your complete availability in the Questions section.

Contact Information

Education & Training

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Statement of Interest


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Identity Documents

If granted an audition, you will be required to present proof of age with your date of birth noted on one of the following forms of identification only: birth certificate, passport or valid driver's license.

Musical Authority References

As an Apprentice Coach applicant, you must have two references from recognized musical authorities in the opera field, e.g., musical coach, conductor, with whom you have worked regularly. Spouse, relatives and artistic representatives may not serve as musical authority references.

Please provide each reference with this online recommendation form, by clicking Add Recommender below.

Please inform your references directly of your region's deadline date. All forms must be submitted online by your region's deadline date to be considered.

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

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Application Conditions

Number of selections required: 1.
By applying, applicant agrees to abide by these conditions and agrees not to make any claim against San Francisco Opera or the Merola Opera Program regarding auditions and all aspects of the audition process. Decisions of the audition committee are final.

For a complete description of the program and the audition repertoire requirements, please refer to the program listing, which can be found here: Apprentice Coach Listing.

Payment Details

Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.