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Opera Ithaca will be accepting submissions for the 2023-2024 Apprentice Artist Program residencies in spring 2023. Opera Ithaca is committed to diversity and inclusivity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Apprentice Artists

Young Artists

Kristen Marie Gillis, soprano

Hailey McAvoy, mezzo-soprano

Studio Artists to be announced soon!

What's Next?

Opera Ithaca Festival, November 4 - 12


About the Apprentice Program

The Opera Ithaca Apprentice Artist Program prepares emerging vocalists on the performance career track, with a focus on cultivating and developing talent in New York State. All Apprentice Artists are compensated, receive coaching, classes, mentorship, and performance opportunities.

Apprentice Artist Program Staff

Lynn Craver, Director of the Apprentice Artist Program

Richard Montgomery, Coach

Mary Holzhauer, Coach

Ben Robinson, Artistic Director

2024-2025 Program audition dates

Audition dates for the following season will be posted in spring 2024.

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