Audition Process

Fletcher Opera Institute

Audition Process

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Deadlines and Audition Dates

Application Deadline – All materials due by: December 2, 2019
Applicants will be notified of their audition status by: December 15, 2019
2020 Audition Dates

February 8, 16, 22, 23 and 29, 2020

Decisions — Candidates will be informed of the Institute's decision by March 31, 2020

Application Requirements

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

  • A formal application and fee paid to UNCSA
  • 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
  • Transcripts from all secondary institutions attended. Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals in the field of opera
  • Up-to-date résumé
  • Recent headshot
  • Audition repertoire
  • M.M. in Voice applicants: Pre-screening video recording file or link consisting of two contrasting arias.
  • PAC applicants: Pre-screening video recording file or link consisting of four arias, representing at least three languages.

 


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.