Applications for the 2022 Opera Conservatory have been closed. Auditions for the 2023 Season will open in the fall.
Students must be willing to comply with Chautauqua Institution’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy requiring students to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be approved for a medical or religious exemption by May 1. Please email Sarah Malinoski for more information on exemption requests (email@example.com).
Chautauqua welcomes applications from talented students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin or religious background. Admission is by application and audition for full-term students. Be sure to indicate your preference as to audition site.
Admission decisions and scholarship awards are made by December 1 for the Voice Program. Admission results will be emailed to the address on the student’s application. No decision will be released until the applicant’s file is complete and the non-refundable application fee of $55 is paid.
Chautauqua Festival Schools of Performing and Visual Arts
P.O. Box 1098
1 Ames Ave.
Chautauqua, NY 14722
Please complete the online application, financial aid application, instructor recommendation forms and read the specific requirements carefully.
Scholarships are awarded only to students enrolled for, and who will participate fully in, the entire term of any program at Chautauqua.
Applicants must be enrolled in or recently graduated from music studies (undergraduate, graduate or doctoral) at the time of application. Professional musicians and high school students are not eligible for admission or financial aid.
Instructions for auditions
Listed below are the repertoire requirements for live and recorded voice auditions. Please keep your total for all three pieces to around eight minutes maximum. For videos we would appreciate separate takes for all. Please also include a short video introduction of yourself, telling us who you are, where you study, your current education level, where you are from, etc.
- Aria from an oratorio or opera
- Song in English (Art Song preferred)
- Song in German, French or Italian