Audition Process

Fletcher Opera Institute

Audition Process

To obtain an audition for the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute, you must submit the following:

  • A cover letter concisely stating your career goals and why you feel the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute can best help you achieve those goals, as well as your preferred audition date in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • Transcripts from all secondary institutions you may have attended. Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation from professionals in the field of opera
  • Up-to-date Resume
  • Recent Head Shot
  • M.M. in Voice applicants: A pre-screening video recording file or link consisting of 2 contrasting arias.
  • PAC applicants: A pre-screening video recording file or link consisting of 4 arias representing at least 3 languages.

 

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO THE UNC SCHOOL OF THE ARTS. THERE IS NO FORMAL APPLICATION REQUIRED TO RECEIVE AN AUDITION. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO APPLY IF YOU ARE ADVANCED TO THE FINAL ROUND OF CONSIDERATION.

The Institute is accepting applications in all voice categories for the 2019-20 academic year.

Send materials via email or mail to:

Steven LaCosse, Managing Director
fletcheropera@gmail.com
A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute
UNCSA School of Music
1533 S. Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Deadlines and Audition Dates

Audition Request Deadline — All materials are due by: Dec. 1, 2018
Applicants will be notified of their audition status by: Dec. 19, 2018
2018 Audition Dates

Winston-Salem - Feb. 9, 17, 23 & 24, 2019

Decisions — Candidates will be informed of the Institute's decision by March 31, 2019.

Audition Requirements

Auditions will be held in two parts. Part one is your performance/presentation, after which the audition panel will decide if you should be invited for a call back audition, which will occur on the same day. At the call back you will have vocal and dramatic working sessions with faculty and will be tested on sight-reading, and diction.

Master of Music in Voice Auditions

  • Five selections of contrasting style in four languages; English, French, German** and Italian. (**Russian or Czech may be substituted for German.)
  • Three of the selections must be opera arias.
  • One of the selections must be written after 1950.

Professional Artist Certificate Auditions

  • Seven selections of contrasting style in four languages: English, French, German** and Italian. (**Russian or Czech may be substituted for German.)
  • Five selections must be opera arias.
  • One selection must be from an oratorio.
  • One of the selections must be written after 1950.