Artists in Residence Program
Applications for the 2021-22 Artists in Residence program will be available via YAP Tracker on Saturday, August 15, 2020. This year’s auditions will be held virtually via recorded video submissions and live interviews.
Pensacola Opera is working together with other young artist programs on a coordinated virtual audition process this fall. Steps are outlined to the right to guide your understanding of this shared audition process.
For more information about the Artists in Residence Program, click here.
Step 1: Apply to each program as you normally would. Applications are due Monday, October 12.
Step 2: Notifications of second-round video auditions will be sent by each company by Friday, November 6. 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, November 10.
Step 4: Notification of requested arias from your list (one request for all programs) will be sent on Friday, November 13.
Step 5: Record a new video audition and submit the video to each company directly by Monday, November 30.
Step 6: (Pensacola Opera only) Select finalists will be chosen to conduct live, virtual interviews during the week of December 14-18.
Auditions for Principal Roles
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding any in-person auditions in Fall 2020. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 – email@example.com