Auditions and Employment

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Below you will find a listing of current audition, employment, and internship opportunities when they become available. For a listing of volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteer page.


Jan Miller Studio Artist Program

Applications for the 2023-24 Jan Miller Studio Artist Program are now closed. Information regarding auditions for the 2024-25 program will be posted on this page in early fall 2023.

Live Audition Dates
Pensacola, FL — December 4, 2022
New York, NY — December 14-17, 2022

Video Audition Information
We will be holding our annual live audition tour in Pensacola and New York City. In addition, we will be working together with other young artist programs on a coordinated virtual audition process as an option, in lieu of a live audition. Steps are outlined below to guide your understanding of this shared video audition process.

Step 1: Apply to each program as you normally would. Applications are due Sunday, September 11.
Step 2: Notifications of video auditions will be sent by each company by Friday, October 7. 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, October 11.
Step 4: Notification of requested arias from your list (one request for all programs) will be uploaded to your YAP Tracker application on Wednesday, October 19.
Step 5: Record a new video audition and submit the video to each company via YAP Tracker by Friday, November 4.

Auditions for Principal Roles

Non-managed singers interested in principal role opportunities may send submissions and materials at any time. Please see the list of required materials to the right.

Please include the following materials:

  • A current resume in PDF format
  • Two video recordings made in the last 12 months
  • Names and contact information for two professional references (i.e. coach, conductor, director)

Materials may be sent to auditions@pensacolaopera.com.

Pensacola Opera Chorus

The Pensacola Opera Chorus is a group of talented and dedicated volunteers who perform in the Opera’s mainstage productions, rehearsing for over 120 hours to bring Pensacola Opera’s productions to life.

Being a part of the Opera Chorus is a rewarding way for community members to indulge their love of singing, performing, and the operatic repertoire.

For more information about the Opera Chorus, click here.

2022-23 Audition Information

Auditions for our upcoming production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel will be held on Monday, November 28, 2022 at the Opera Center. These auditions will be for all ensemble slots, which includes some bit roles with spoken lines. We will be casting 20 ensemble members total. See below for audition requirements and details.

Audition Requirements
Each audition slot is 5 minutes. Please prepare one musical theatre song, preferably from a Golden Age musical (1943-1959). A pianist will be provided, as long as you bring a copy of the music inside a three-ring binder. You may also sing along to an accompaniment track; we’ll have a speaker available for you to plug into.
We will also ask you to read your choice of the below sides; we’ll read the other lines with you. This is just to see how you read and interpret dialogue—you are not necessarily reading for a specific part. The side does not need to be memorized for the audition.

For more details about the Opera Chorus, you can also reach out to Cody Martin, Music Director, at cody@pensacolaopera.com.


We are not currently hiring for any positions.


Want to get a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of your local opera company?

Join Pensacola Opera by exploring the internship opportunities available in administration, marketing, production, and education. The staff strives to ensure that an internship serves to enhance the student’s educational experience and career development by providing credits towards your degree. All interns become integral members of the department(s) they work in and gain valuable experience while making professional contacts.

All internships are unpaid positions and housing is not included in the internship. Pensacola Opera will work with the student’s schedule and requirements to determine the length and hours of the internship.

To apply, please submit the following:

•  Cover letter indicating why you have an interest in working in the arts and specific areas you would like to learn more about (general arts administration, education, marketing and PR, etc.)

•  Résumé including present and permanent addresses, education, and work experience

•  One letter of recommendation from a professor, past intern supervisor, or other person with knowledge of your work ethic

Submit application materials to:

Chandra McKern, Executive Director – chandra@pensacolaopera.com


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