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.


Auditions for Non-Managed Singers

Pensacola Opera holds auditions annually in New York City and Pensacola, FL. A limited number of audition slots for non-managed singers interested in principal roles are available in both locations.

Information about our Fall 2020 auditions will be posted on this page in early August. Please check back at that time.

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.

38th Season Auditions For New Members
*Returning members may re-audition if they wish to be considered for voice part reassignment.

Auditions for new chorus members interested in our 38th season productions of Carmen and H.M.S. Pinafore will be held in early Fall 2020. Information about audition dates and locations will be posted here in early August.

Requirements: One art song, aria, or musical theatre song in any language (no more than five minutes in length). A pianist will be provided.

Artists in Residence

Applications are now closed for the 2020-21 Artists in Residence Program. Information about applications and auditions for the 2021-22 season will be posted here and on YAP Tracker in early August. 

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


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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