GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT CITYWIDE YOUTH OPERA
Tuition is $950 per semester, which includes all class sessions, private
coaching, music and costuming as available. Checks, Money Orders, Paypal
and credit cards are accepted. We do not accept cash payments for tuition.
A limited number of scholarships are available, based on financial need. An
installment plan can also be arranged for tuition fees. An application is
available upon request.
Auditions are by appointment only. An accompanist is provided. Two selections are required, at least one of which should be in English. Please provide sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist.
The audition form can be downloaded here: auditionform.pdf
The repertoire consists of scenes, choruses and arias from opera selected from historic periods from the Baroque through 20th century. Most repertoire is to be performed in original languages, which may include Italian, German, French, Spanish and English. Arias and scenes are carefully selected after the student audition in order to assure an appropriate assignment that fosters growth without endangering vocal health.
Arias and scenes are prepared with a stage director, vocal coach and music director. In most cases, repertoire is assigned by the first class meeting and is expected to be memorized before the third meeting.