Young Artist Program
The application deadline for the 2012-2013 season has passed. Check back next Fall for the 2013-2014 YAP auditions.
Center City Opera Theater uses YAP Tracker for all submissions. You do not need to be a paid subscriber to YAP Tracker to use the application form, although you will need an account. (Guest accounts are available; see the website for details. Registration can be completed at http://www.yaptracker.com).
There is a $39 fee to apply for the CCOT YAP program.
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Designed to be a year-long post-graduate professional training experience for dynamic young singers, pianist-coaches, conductors, directors and designers, Center City Opera Theater’s young artist program selects, by audition, only the most talented individuals to participate in this program.
The Center City Opera Theater has gained an international reputation for its commitment to develop new work, new audiences and new artists. Its Young Artist Program is central to its activities, and the focus of the Young Artist Program is on performance opportunities and advanced training and coaching sessions. All participants will sing major lead roles in our main stage, as well as have opportunities to perform in all CCOT productions. A premium is placed on performers who can communicate both through their singing, acting and communication abilities. All artists will have the opportunity to work with regional and nationally recognized conductors, coaches and directors during their time in Philadelphia.
Center City Opera Theater’s 2012-13 season includes the the world premiere of Jeff Myer's & Royce Vavrek's Satan's Bride: Maren of Vardo and Verdi's La Traviata, plus our cabaret series. At least four workshops will be held on creative development projects currently being commissioned by CCOT.
The 2012-2013 program runs from October 2012 to early June 2013, with a break during the month of December. Acceptance into this program requires full participation in all program activities during this time period.
This program is based in Philadelphia and the performance schedule demands all participants reside in (or relocate to) the Philadelphia area. All Young Artists are paid a monthly stipend.
Further application details and expectations
This program creates professional performance experiences for advanced emerging artists who have previously participated in one of the major young artist program offered by other opera companies, and/or have already participated in Center City Opera Theater’s young artist program. Singers in this program will be expected to be at a high level of career preparedness. This program is meant to be a highly competitive and intense.
Young artists will participate in training and coaching sessions, as well as play an integral part of our main stage productions and educational outreach projects during the year, giving them major roles experience in front of audiences. Other performance opportunities will be within our Creative Development Projects workshop productions, as singers will participate in the ongoing creation of current CCOT commissioning projects. Additional responsibilities will be assigned during this program related to outreach activities.
A maximum eight singers will be selected for this program: generally two sopranos, one mezzo-soprano, two tenors, two baritones and one bass-baritone.Additionally, there are openings for a young artist stage director, young artist studio coach, young artist designer. These artists will be directly involved in all CCOT’s productions. Designers will be able to create and implement their concepts for various productions and workshops. Accepted designers/directors must commit to attending all scheduled professional training sessions and necessary production/performance assignments. Designers/Director will be paid a stipend for each production/workshop that they are involved.