Thursday, June 18, 2009

Play and Learn - Opera Apprentice programs for pianists

These opera apprentice programs train pianists, in addition to singers:

National Opera Studio - in London  
Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio
Opera House Zurich - in Switzerland
Contemporary Opera Lab - in Canada

Banff Centre Opera
Center City Opera Theatre
Des Moines Metro Opera
Florida Grand Opera
Glimmerglass Opera
Houston Grand Opera
Indianapolis Opera
OPERA Iowa Musical Director & Apprentice Musical Coach
Kentucky Opera
LA Opera
Metropolitan Opera -
Lindemann Young Artist program
Minnesota Opera
Nashville Opera
Opera Colorado
Opera New Jersey
Pensacola Opera
San Francisco Opera -Merola
Seattle Opera
Utah Opera
Virginia Opera
Washington National Opera
Wolftrap Fellowships 

New England Conservatory has a great website, Bridge Worldwide Connection. Young Artist/Apprentice stuff is all listed. It's $55 dollars to join, but highly worth it.

YAP is a tracking website for Young Artist Programs. It's mainly for singers, but its a great resource in general about programs, competitions, mainstage opportunities, workshops, and more. Your singer friends will love you when you forward them stuff. It's $60 to join.

OperaAmerica has a similar site, called Opera Source that also tracks the upcoming auditions and deadlines of all kinds of opportunities. It's $45 to join.

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