Tuition & Audition Information
Total costs for the Summer 2019 program are $5000.
Tuition includes breakfasts and lunches, but does not include your personal airfare to Rome.
We recommend prospective participants develop a personal fund-raising plan to help defray costs, and, if applicable, seek out grants or other funding opportunities from your higher education institution. Airlines commonly increase ticket prices closer to the actual date of travel, so book your flights as early as possible.
If you would like to submit an application for consideration, please have your resume / curriculum vitae prepared, and include it with the application form.
In addition to providing basic information, applicants must also either audition in-person at one of several sites in the continental United States or submit a video audition via YouTube or Dropbox.
If auditioning by video, please ensure your recording is of good visual and audio quality, and was recorded within the last six months.
For YouTube submissions - Ensure the privacy setting on the video is set to "Unlisted" so the video will not be publicly searchable, but will be available for us to view via the direct link you will submit on your application.
For Dropbox submissions - Ensure that the email address associated with your Dropbox account is correct in the appropriate field on the application. You will need to watch for an invitation to a shared Dropbox folder at that email address. Once you accept the invitation, you will need to upload your audition video into that folder.
Please click the button below to access the application form.
No payment is required to submit an application for consideration.
Audition Repertoire Requirements
For a lead role:
Please prepare two arias: one (1) from the specific role for which you are auditioning and one (1) other aria in Italian.
If you are auditioning for a role in a show that has secco recitative, please also prepare an extended recitative of your choice (from any opera).
For a supporting role:
Please prepare two arias or art songs in a language of your choice.