Resident Artist Training Program

Tri-Cities Opera –  Resident Artist Training Program

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON YAPTRACKER. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 22, 2018.

Tri-Cities Opera offers aspiring opera singers a unique blend of instruction and practical experience through its Resident Artist Training Program, providing the wide variety of skills required of a professional opera singer. Most Resident Artists have completed both a Bachelor and/or Master of Music Degree.  Tri-Cities Opera prefers to cast the majority of its operatic roles with members of the Resident Artist Training Program. Performances take place in our rented 1,500-seat performance venue, The Forum Theatre and in our recently renovated Savoca Hibbitt Hall at the Tri-Cities Opera Center, which can be utilized as a proscenium, thrust, or black-box theatre .

 

Resident Artists receive practical experience as they rehearse and perform in:
  • Forum Theatre Productions
  • Tri-Cities Opera Center Productions
  • Recitals
  • Opera-Go-Round (our touring educational outreach program)
  • Fundraising Events
Resident Artists will also hone their acting, stage craft, movement, diction, role interpretation and audition skills. Instruction occurs at the Tri-Cities Opera Center, in the private studios of our artistic staff and in the Forum Theatre and includes:
  • Work with Maestri and Stage Directors during production periods
  • Master Classes
  • Weekly coachings with our Musical Associate
  • Regular meetings with General/Artistic Director, Susan S. Ashbaker
  • Work with Guest Artists

Tri-Cities Opera + Binghamton University

Tri-Cities Opera is proud to have a collaborative relationship with Binghamton University, providing auditioned and selected students with professional stage experience.  Since 1979, Tri-Cities Opera has collaborated with Binghamton University’s Master of Music in Opera Program to create a unique and exceptional program combining the professional experience that Tri-Cities Opera can offer with the academic and practical studies offered by Binghamton University.  The teaching artists bring a wide experience of long and continuing careers in opera to the program.  Students complete a minimum of 35 graduate credit hours in music courses, including master classes, studio voice, theory, history, lyric diction, coaching, vocal literature, movement, and acting.

Application Process

Singers interested in pursuing a Master of Music in Opera degree at Binghamton University should not complete the Resident Artist Training Program Application. Instead, they should complete the MM in Opera Application through Binghamton University.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 15TH, 2018 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE NYC AUDITIONS ON DECEMBER 5TH, 2018.