Opera Roanoke’s Young Artist Program exists to offer educational support and professional performance opportunities to regional college students, embarking on a career in the arts.
Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors and Graduate Students from across the state are carefully selected by audition and work closely with Opera Roanoke’s professional staff and guest artists for up to two seasons, tuition free. Young Artists participate in mainstage productions as chorus members and have opportunities to cover leading roles and sing comprimario roles. They also act as Opera Roanoke’s primary outreach in the community, performing for nursing home residents, civic groups, students, and churches throughout the entire season. Young Artists are paid an honorarium for their participation in outreach performances.
Eligible students must be enrolled in a college music program within a 75-mile radius or, if studying virtually, must be residing within 75 miles of Roanoke, Virginia during the school year.
Auditions for the 2021-22 season are being accepted on a rolling basis. To submit materials, please fill out the Google Form below.