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.


Artists in Residence Program - SINGERS

Applications for the 2022-23 Artists in Residence Program are open now for singers. All submissions are due by Sunday, September 19, 2021

Please prepare five (5) selections, four (4) of which must be operatic arias. The fifth selection may be a musical theatre piece or art song. Selections should represent at least three (3) languages, including at least one selection from a 20th or 21st century English language opera.

All live auditionees will be required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination at their audition. If you are unable to be fully vaccinated by the date of your audition, please choose the video audition option.

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 19.
Step 2: Notifications of video auditions will be sent by each company by Friday, October 8. 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 12.
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 20.
Step 5: Record a new video audition and submit the video to each company via YAP Tracker by Friday, November 5.

Fall 2021 Audition Dates & Locations

November 13-14 | Pensacola Opera Center
75 S Tarragona St
Pensacola, FL 32502

December 7-10 | OPERA America’s National Opera Center (Rehearsal Hall)
330 7th Ave
New York, NY 10001

Video Audition Option | Second round videos due by Friday, November 5

PLEASE NOTE: For NYC auditions, a pianist will not be provided. Please plan to bring a pianist to your audition. For Pensacola auditions, we will provide a pianist at no cost to you.

For more information about the Artists in Residence Program, click here.

Artists in Residence Program - PIANIST/COACH

Applications for the 2022-23 Artists in Residence Program are open now for pianist/coach applicants. All submissions are due by Sunday, September 19.

Pianist/coach applicants should apply for an audition using our online form. Applicants will be notified of their live audition status by Friday, October 8. All live auditionees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the day of their audition.

Program dates for the 2022-23 season will be September 12 through November 18, 2022 and January 2 through March 24, 2023. Artists are paid a weekly stipend and provided with housing while in Pensacola. For any questions about the program or auditions, please email Cody Martin, Director of Artists in Residence.

Fall 2021 Audition Dates & Locations

November 13-14 | Pensacola Opera Center
75 S Tarragona St
Pensacola, FL 32502

December 7-10 | OPERA America’s National Opera Center (Rehearsal Hall)
330 7th Ave
New York, NY 10001

For a complete listing of audition repertoire, click here. Be prepared to play, sing, and be conducted on all excerpts. Sight reading may also be required.

For more information about the Artists in Residence Program, click here.

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.

39th Season Audition Information
*Returning members may re-audition if they wish to be considered for voice part reassignment.

Auditions for the 2021-22 Opera Chorus will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 PM. For your audition, be prepared to sing one art song, aria, or musical theatre song in any language (no more than five minutes in length). A pianist will be provided. Please bring clear, legible sheet music inside a three-ring binder. Follow the link below to register for an audition slot.

For more information regarding chorus auditions, email Cody Martin at cody@pensacolaopera.com.


Join our team! Pensacola Opera is currently hiring for the following full-time position.

Director of Marketing & Communications

The Director of Marketing & Communications will be responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of the organization’s marketing and communications efforts to successfully cultivate existing patrons, develop new audiences, and increase community visibility. The Director of Marketing is also responsible for maintaining a cohesive and professional company brand.


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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