Audition Process

Fletcher Opera Institute
Audition Process

Application deadlines and audition dates will be announced soon.

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.