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Utah Opera Resident Artist Program Auditions

Utah Opera’s Resident Artist Program for singers and pianists provides an integral step between graduate studies and a career. Participants spend nine months w/ Utah Opera developing professional skills through mainstage performances w/ Utah Opera and Utah Symphony, coachings, workshops, and masterclass sessions. Artists also travel throughout the state performing in-school and community presentations that educate and inform audiences about the operatic art form.

Join us to take advantage of our outstanding performance and training opportunities in one of the most spectacular settings in North America!

Compensation and Eligibility
There is no age limit to apply, but applicants must be either a U.S. citizen or be authorized to work in the United States through the end of May 2023.
Payment is provided
Resident Artists are paid a biweekly stipend with benefits, and are provided a travel allowance.

Utah Opera Resident Artists 2020-21

Utah Opera Resident Artists 2020-21

Contact Information
Ashley Tingey, Auditions Coordinator

Edith Grossman in The Human Voice

How To Apply

Received By Fri Oct 29, 2021

Materials Required
Resume, uploaded
Headshot, uploaded
2 reference letters or emails, from two of the six professional types listed below

  •      Opera stage director/opera workshop director
  •      Opera general director
  •      Music director or conductor
  •      Department chair or dean
  •      Pianist or coach

Minimum of 2 video recordings of contrasting selections, uploaded. Consult the note below for recording requirements as well as tips for successful recordings.
Proposed Repertoire List (changes will be allowed)

NOTES on VIDEO RECORDINGS: Prescreening videos may be submitted with live or track accompaniment, piano or orchestra. If you are performing with a track, you are welcome to record with headphones and then edit the voice and piano tracks together. Please do not submit a cappella recordings. Selections should be performed from memory. Videos may be from performances, recitals, or concerts, as long as you can be seen clearly. Videos should show as much of your body as possible so we can clearly see your acting choices.

For guidance on recording, please download Opera America’s Remote Audition Guidelines or Equipment Recommendations for Virtual Auditions.

If accepted for a second round audition, you will be asked to confirm your audition appointment (virtual or live) within 5 days through YAP Tracker, and submit a $25 audition fee.

Applications must be submitted through YAP Tracker. You do not need to have a paid YAP Tracker account to apply.

Apply Here

Audition Information

Please note that to have a live audition, you must be fully vaccinated (with proof) by your audition date. Anyone who is unable to comply should chose the virtual audition option.

Audition Locations and Dates

Salt Lake City, UT USA: Fri 19th Nov 2021
New York, NY USA: Thu 2nd Dec 2021 – Sat 4th Dec 2021
Chicago, IL USA: Mon 6th Dec 2021
Virtual: Mon 6th Dec 2021

Live Audition Timeline 

  • Fri Oct 29 Applications due
  • Nov. 1-12 Audition notifications sent. Applicants advancing to the live audition round will receive a new YAP Tracker link for confirmation of their audition, including submission of the $25 audition fee. Confirmation must be received within 5 days of receipt of your audition notificiation.
  • Nov. 19-Dec. 6 Live auditions
  • Fri Dec 17 Notification of finalists
  • Jan 2022 Finalist interviews with Utah Opera staff via Zoom

Virtual Audition Timeline

    • Fri Oct 29 Applications due
    • Fri Nov. 12  Virtual audition notifications sent. Applicants advancing to the virtual audition round will receive a new link from YAPtracker for confirmation of their audition, including submission of the $25 audition fee and final repertoire list, indicating your chosen “starter” aria.
    • Wed Nov 17 Audition confirmation deadline.
    • Tue Nov. 23 Second selections chosen by Utah Opera
    • Mon. Dec. 6 Virtual audition recordings due. Auditioners will record a single take of the two arias in order and submit the new video through YAP Tracker.
    • Fri Dec 17 Notification of finalists
    • Jan 2022 Finalist interviews with Utah Opera staff via Zoom

The Little Prince

Audition Requirements
4 arias, one in English

Pianist Provided
Yes. May bring own