This application closed on Sunday September 12, 2021.
Please note: this application is for SINGERS ONLY. If you are interested in applying as a PIANIST, this application will be available shortly.
We are working together with other young artist programs on a coordinated virtual audition process this fall. In addition, we will be holding our annual live audition tour in New York, NY and Washington, DC. Steps are outlined below to guide your understanding of this shared audition process.
Video Audition Timeline
Step 1: Apply to each program as you normally would. Applications are due Sunday, September 12.
Step 2: Notifications of video auditions will be sent by each company by Friday, October 8. This notification will contain a link to submit a new aria list.
Step 3: Submit your aria list (one list for all programs), indicating your chosen “starter” aria, by Tuesday, October 12.
Step 4: Notification of requested arias from your list (one request for all programs) will be uploaded to your YAP Tracker application on Wednesday, October 20.
Step 5: Record a new video audition and submit the video to each company via YAP Tracker by Friday, November 5.
Live Auditions Timeline (WNO Only)
November 13, 15-17, 2021 in Washington, DC (WNO Studios)
December 12-14, 2021 in New York, NY (Opera America)
Step 1: Apply to the Cafritz Young Artists as you normally would. Applications are due Sunday, September 12. Please note that to have a live audition, you must be fully vaccinated (with proof) by your audition date. Anyone who is unable to comply, should chose the video audition option.
Step 2: Notifications of live auditions will be sent by Friday, October 15.
Step 3: Attend your live audition and present the audition monitor with your proof of vaccination. If you are not fully vaccinated by the time of your audition, you should choose the video audition option on your application.