Taos Opera Institute

TOI 2024 Singer Application

This application closed on Friday April 5, 2024.

Taos Opera Institute is a holistic Young Artist Program focused on the individual-not just the singer.

Every participant will receive:

-16 Lessons & Coachings

-Yoga 3 days/week & Group Hiking

-Two or more weekly public performances

-Scene performances in TOI's Finale Showcase

-Individual Coaching with our Composer-In-Residence, Michael Ching, along with performance in a concert of his music

-Special Sessions focused on The Business of Music, Mental Health & the Singer, Acting Classes, etc

-Daytrip to Santa Fe Opera

-Masterclass participation

-Lodging in a luxury, European-style mountain village (10,000ft) of Taos Ski Valley

Dates of Program: May 24-June 30

Every Young Artist will work one-on-one with our esteemed Voice and Coaching Faculty:

Susanne Mentzer, Mezzo-Soprano

Megan Marino, Mezzo-Soprano

Patrick Raftery, Tenor

Michael Redding, Baritone

Cheryl Lindquist, French Coach

Robert Mills, German Coach

Wei-Han Wu, Italian Coach

Tom Getty, English Coach

Michael Ching, Composer-In-Residence

Singers also take part in numerous Masterclasses.

In past seasons our students have worked with:

Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano

David Portillo, Tenor

Megan Marino, Mezzo-Soprano

Patricia Racette, Soprano

Thank you for applying for the Taos Opera Institute Young Artist Program in the Taos Ski Valley of New Mexico.

Tuition cost: $5000 (Need-based Scholarships available. Please email for details.)

We look forward to reviewing your materials.

Please visit www.taosoi.org for more information. 

Please contact Mark Craig at info@taosoi.org with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

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Video Auditions

Submit at least two (2) but no more than four (4) pieces as your official audition for TOI. One must be in English, and one must be an aria. Contrasting styles and languages highly suggested. One selection may be a classic musical theatre piece. Thank you! Minimum number of selections permitted: 2. Maximum number of selections permitted: 4

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Payment Details

If paying by check or money order, please send to the following address.  Thank you.

Taos Opera Institute
PO Box 2756
Taos, NM  87571

(812) 360-5372