Virginia Opera

Virginia Opera Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program (2022-2023): Singers

This application closed on Monday September 20, 2021.

Please note: this is an application for singers only.

Live, in-person, final-round auditions are currently scheduled to take place in late November. We are continuing to monitor developments surrounding the COVID-19 Delta variant and will notify those invited for these auditions well in advance of any changes to location or venue.

 Apply to the program using the YAP Tracker application by Monday, September 20th. This is where you will submit your resume, headshot, references, repertoire selections, and video recording.

STEP 2: You will be notified if you are invited for a second-round video "virtual audition" by Friday, October 1st.

STEP 3: 
Submit two new video recordings via YAP Tracker by Friday, October 15th.

 You will be notified if you are invited for a live, in-person, final-round "callback" audition by Friday, November 5th.

Live, in-person, final-round "callback" auditions for those invited will take place in New York City on either Monday, November 29th or Tuesday, November 30th.

Please contact Rachel Ginzberg at, with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact

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List three references, including their name, organization, and the referring professional's email and phone. Number of selections required: 3.
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List five contrasting arias you have recordings of (recorded within the last year) or are prepared to sing/record. Please list your preferred starter aria as Selection 1. Number of selections required: 5.
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Selection 5

Upload a video recording of one aria from the standard repertoire recorded within the last year. Number of selections required: 1.

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