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Video Published: 16 Mar 2021

Behind the Table: Demystifying the Opera Audition

The audition process for young artist programs has evolved in recent years, responding to the changing needs of artists and the industry. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many young artist programs and competitions have taken their auditions online, changing the process even further. In this webinar, OPERA America shares data collected from a survey of 15 young artist programs on their digital auditions, and a panel of YAP and competition administrators lead a conversation and answer questions on the realities of the opera audition process, from application to offer.


Priti Gandhi, Vice President, Artistic, Minnesota Opera (moderator)
Carol Anderson, Principal Coach, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera
Julie Baron, Co-Founder and Director, YAP Tracker
Laurie Rogers, Director of Young Artist Programs and Head of Music Staff, Opera Saratoga
Brian Speck, Director, Houston Grand Opera Studio
Melissa Wegner, Executive Director, National Council Auditions, The Metropolitan Opera

This webinar is presented in collaboration with the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the National Opera Association.

Guidance for preparing for and adjudicating virtual auditions for artists and opera companies and artists.