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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

Jan Miller Studio Artist Program

Applications for the 2023-24 Jan Miller Studio Artist Program are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, September 11, 2022.

Applications should be submitted via YAP Tracker. This application is for both singers and pianist/coaches. Follow the links below to view more details about the application and audition process and to apply.

You will need to create a free YAP Tracker account in order to apply.

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 this season will be for both new and returning chorus members. Returning chorus members interested in performing this season must re-audition. There will be two separate audition dates for the 2022-23 Opera Chorus:

  • Auditions for Forty Forward and La bohème will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 5:00-9:00PM
  • Ensemble and bit role auditions for Carousel will be held in late January (date TBD)

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. Additional details regarding audition requirements for Carousel will be published in early 2023.

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

Employment

We are not currently hiring for any positions.

Internships

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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