Santa Fe Opera

2025 The Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program for Singers

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Received By Sun Aug 25, 2024

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

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Applicants are required to submit two (2) separate videos of recorded arias. Video files submitted with the application will be evaluated to grant live final round auditions for the 2025 Season Apprentice Program for Singers.


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Personal Information

Apprentice Artists are required to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States.
Please use abbreviation(i.e - AL, NC, MN)
If other than the United States of America


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


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

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 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.


Applicants are required to submit two(2) 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.Videos should 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. Videos should be accompanied by a pianist (orchestral track or concert setting will not be accepted). Each recording should be performed in one take without stopping. Do not combine multiple recording sessions together. Minimum number of selections permitted: 2. Maximum number of selections permitted: 3

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