Observing a masterclass: must do or must miss?

Why you should consider attending Carnegie Hall's, "The Song Continues..." vocal masterclass sessions with Marilyn Horne, Renee Fleming and Graham Johnson starting January 16, 2012.

Site FAQs: Confirming Your Audition

Aren't sure whether you need to confirm an audition? Know you need to confirm but aren't sure how? There's an FAQ for that.

5 Alexander Technique Tips to Help with Your Auditions

Audition season have you tied in knots? Ann Rodiger, Master Alexander Technique Teacher and Director of the Balance Arts Center, shares her tips for performing optimally in the audition room.

Site FAQs: using the site for production opportunities

Although YAP Tracker was designed as a service for singers, many of our members use it as a research tool for other related jobs in the field of opera. YAP Tracker contains a component where accompanists can list their availability to play for singer auditions and find out about vocal accompanying positions and competitions, and those on the production side have found it to be a great place to discover new organizations for their own career path.

Finding your path: Interview with Ann Baltz

Considering a training program as an option for the coming summer? Programs abound both in the US and abroad with a wide array of features, faculty and potential. How can one discern the good from the bad from the downright ugly? While many opportunities may offer a positive experience overall (where others don't), choosing the one that is right for any one singer at their particular career stage can be the key to a summer (and your dollars) well spent.

Audition Packet: Letters of Recommendation with Heidi Lauren Duke

Although YAP Tracker is primarily geared to singers and pianists, a number of directors and conductors use the site as well to keep abreast of companies and information. They often will be asked to write recommendations or serve as references using our customized tools. Here is a post from Heidi Lauren Duke, director, choreographer, audition coach, and YAP Tracker member, about recommendations for singers.

Setting the Stage: Interview with Chuck Hudson (Part II)

Last week, we shared Part I of our conversation with Chuck Hudson, stage director and master teacher, which covered Chuck's coaching philosophy and tips for success in the audition room. In Part II, Chuck shares his thoughts on putting your best foot forward in performance; he also provides tremendous insight into how best to cultivate your network and sustain your relationships with potential future collaborators and employers.

The Audition Room: Interview with Chuck Hudson (Part I)

For those who haven't had the opportunity to work with Chuck Hudson, the following interview gives a glimpse of why he is one of the most sought after coaches and directors around; he has an incredible gift in helping both emerging and established professionals bring their physical presentation to life, both in the audition room and in performance.

Self scheduling an audition

Finding your Path: Training Programs

Audition Packet: Letters of Recommendation with Laura Canning, Director of Houston Grand Opera Studio

How to Research Producing Opera Companies

Member questions: Why doesn’t YAP Tracker provide company level information?

Interview with Pianist, Conductor and operamission Director Jennifer Peterson

Letters of Recommendation

It is young artist program application and audition season in the opera world, and many companies require letters of recommendation. We'll explain the process for all YAP Tracker online application options.

Reworking the Opportunities page

Based on user feedback, we are making some changes to the Opportunities page.

Displaying potential audition dates in the calendar

Planning an audition trip? Showing potential auditions dates on your YAP Tracker calendar will help you better plan.

Audition Packet: Interview with photographer Arielle Doneson

YAP Tracker sat down with photographer Arielle Doneson to discuss her strategies for getting the most out of your headshot sitting.

Sarasota Opera and Santa Fe Opera's application deadlines are today!

Don't wait until 11:30 PM to submit...won't you feel better if you get that squared away this morning?

New Site FAQ

YAP Tracker released a new version of the site August 2011. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

Tools of the Trade: Great Sites for Free Sheet Music

Whether you are learning an entire role or just an aria or song, having the sheet music itself is of course indispensable. Here is a list of sites where you can find sheet music online.

How do I find audition opportunities?

How do I find opportunities? This is a question that tops the list for most singers. While of course we recommend subscribing to YAP Tracker, doing so alone may not fill the gaps in every schedule. Piecing together a season’s worth of work and opportunities may require more than one trick in a singer’s bag; here are some recommendations.
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