Deadline approaching for Cafritz Young Artist applications

The cast of American Opera Initiative’s Pepito, a WNO production. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Application Information: Singers

  • Step 1: Apply to each program as you normally would. Applications are due Monday, October 12.
  • Step 2: Notifications of second-round video auditions will be sent by each company by Friday, November 6. 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, November 10.
  • Step 4: Notification of requested arias from your list (one request for all programs) will be sent on Friday, November 13.
  • Step 5: Record a new video audition and submit the video to each company directly by Monday, November 30.
  1. Online YAP Tracker application
  2. Submission of three audio or video samples
  3. Audition repertoire list

Application Information: Pianists

  • Step 1: Apply to each program as you normally would. Applications are due Sunday, December 6.
  • Step 2: Notifications of second-round auditions will be communicated between January 15-February 15.
  1. Online YAP Tracker application
  2. Candidates must submit at least three different audio/video clips of their playing, which may be a combination of solo pieces, clips of the candidate singing and playing an operatic excerpt, or of the candidate accompanying a singer in an aria or song of their choice (live or remote).

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