Audition Process

Fletcher Opera Institute
Audition Process

Application and Pre-Screen Deadline: Dec. 4, 2020
Zoom Interviews: January 24 & 30, 2021

Live Audition: March 20, 2021

Zoom Interview

Interviews will consist of two parts on a singular date:

  • Part one: Information Session with Artistic Director, Steven LaCosse
  • Part two: Work Session with Music Director, James Allbritten and Vocal Coach, Angela Vanstory Ward
    • You will be tested on sight singing and diction
    • Musical and Dramatic work on your Pre-Screen Selections

Live Audition

Finalists will be invited to Winston-Salem for a live audition for the Fletcher Opera and Voice Faculty. 

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
  • MM in Voice applicants: Pre-screening video recording file or link consisting of two contrasting arias.
  • Graduate Certificate applicants: Pre-screening video file or link consisting of 3 arias representing three languages
  • 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, Czech or Spanish may be substituted for German.)
  • Three of the selections must be opera arias.
  • One of the selections must be written after 1950.

Graduate Certificate in Voice Auditions

  • Six selections of contrasting style in four languages; English, French, German** and Italian. (**Russian, Czech or Spanish may be substituted for German.)
  • Four 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, Czech or Spanish 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.