APPRENTICE ARTIST PROGRAM

Opera Ithaca will be accepting submissions for the 2022-2023 Apprentice Artist Program residencies in fall 2021. Opera Ithaca is committed to diversity and inclusivity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Questions? Contact us at info@operaithaca.org.

Young Artists

Duration: 6-Week Residency

Compensation: $350 per week, plus housing

Who should apply?

Typical applicants for Young Artist positions have completed advanced degrees from prominent collegiate programs and have participated in at least one major apprentice program. Young artists are on the verge of major careers and are seeking significant stage experience.

Program expectations

Young Artists will sing and/or cover major principal roles in the fall mainstage opera, participate in the Apprentice Artist Showcase, and a masterclass. Young Artists will also perform educational and marketing outreach, receive weekly coachings, and participate in classes offered by Opera Ithaca staff and guest artists.

how to apply

Thank you for applying to Opera Ithaca Apprentice Artists Program. The application period is now closed. For applications for the 2021-2022 season, check back in fall 2020.

Auditions: If selected for an audition, you will be given ample time to prepare for a trip to Ithaca. For the live audition, you will prepare five contrasting arias.

Studio artists

Duration: 8-Month Residency

Compensation: $200 per month

Who should apply?

Typical applicants for Studio Artist positions have completed undergraduate or graduate programs in voice from a college or university in New York's Southern Tier. Studio Artists will need to provide their own housing.

Program expectations

Studio Artists will sing and/or cover secondary roles as appropriate in Opera Ithaca's 2020-2021 Season. Studio Artists will also perform educational and marketing outreach, and receive monthly coachings and mentorship from the Opera Ithaca staff and guest artists. 

how to apply

Thank you for applying to Opera Ithaca Apprentice Artists Program. The application period is now closed. For applications for the 2021-2022 season, check back in fall 2020.

Auditions: If selected for an audition, you will be given ample time to prepare for a trip to Ithaca. For the live audition, you will prepare two contrasting arias and a musical theater selection.

2022-2023 Program audition dates

Check back for more information on audition dates and opportunities. We select Apprentice Artists based on specific auditions and submissions to our annual vocal competition. You may always submit your resume, headshot, and 3 contrasting, unedited videos of arias.