Santa Fe Opera

2021 Santa Fe Opera - Apprentice Singer Program Application

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Deadline(s):
Received By Sun Nov 01, 2020

Be sure to complete the application in full detail in the format requested.

Future correspondence regarding your application status will be sent via e-mail.  The e-mail address you supply should be monitored regularly as you will receive confirmation of your application's receipt. (Please check any SPAM filters while awaiting receipt of your application.)

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NO LIVE AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD THIS YEAR

Applicants will be screened and audition using the video submissions accompanying this application.

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Applicants are required to submit four (4) separate video recorded ariasNO LIVE AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD THIS YEAR so all videos submitted should be a clear and current representation of you. Please use the following guidelines for your video submissions:

1) At least two (2) of your videos must be recorded within the past three (3) months. Please mark each submission with the date it was recorded or announce it verbally before you sing;

2) Videos should be accompanied by a pianist or piano track (orchestral track or concert setting is fine);

3) Each recording should be performed in one "take" without stopping. Do not combine multiple recording sessions together;

4) Do not use audio enhancements, effects or editing (except for basic combining of piano/vocal tracks);

5) Arias submitted should be in contrasting styles and different languages (one English piece is recommended). 

Please contact Adam Franklin at artsadmin@santafeopera.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

Personal Information

(MM/DD/YYYY) Please DO NOT use current year
The program is limited to citizens of the United States and foreign aliens holding permanent resident status or requisite working/training visas.
(Example: 5'11")
Please use abbreviation(i.e - AL, NC, MN)
If other than the United States of America

Training

Please abbreviate whenever possible
(Example: 3 years)
(Example: Sally Sue/ 08-10)
(Example: John Doe/ 06-08)

Education

Please abbreviate wherever possible (i.e- Bachelor of Music = BM; University of North Carolina = UNC)
Example: Institution, Major/Field or Degree, Graduation Year
Example: Institution, Major/Field or Degree, Graduation Year
Example: Institution, Major/Field or Degree, Graduation Year

Recent Performance Experience

ONLY list one credit per field. Abbreviate wherever possible. Submit a resume if you have more than ten credits to list.
Example: Role/Opera Title/Organization/Year
Example: Role/Opera Title/Organization/Year
Example: Role/Opera Title/Organization/Year

Past AGMA Apprenticeships

The Apprentice Singer Program of The Santa Fe Opera is operated in agreement with The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). This agreement limits the eligibility of candidates to those persons who:
  • Have NOT, prior to apprenticeship with The Santa Fe Opera, performed total of six (6) different roles with another professional opera company under regular AGMA Artist’s Contract.
  • Have NOT been engaged more than once by The Santa Fe Opera before under Apprentice Artist status by AGMA contract (AGMA limits apprenticeships to two engagements.)

ALL SINGERS ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM ARE REQUIRED TO JOIN AGMA IF THEY ARE NOT ALREADY MEMBERS.

All new members must submit an application for membership and must pay the first of two $50 basic dues payments within one week of their first rehearsal in Santa Fe. The initiation fee (currently $1,000) is due to AGMA by the first contracted performance. If the new member is unable to pay the initiation fee on time, he/she must contact AGMA’s Membership Department by the end of the first week of rehearsals to arrange a payment plan. In addition, Working Dues calculated at 2% of the total compensation will be withheld and remitted to AGMA on each member’s behalf.
The Santa Fe Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MEDIA

Applicants are required to submit four (4) separate video recorded arias. Applications without the appropriate number of video submissions will not be considered.

Please make sure to use the guidelines for your video submissions. Number of video and/or audio (combined total) required: 4.

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Resume

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