Young Artists Program Auditions

Glimmerglass Festival Young Artists have the opportunity to perform and cover roles in mainstage productions, as well as perform in the Meet Me at the Pavilion series. Young Artists also have the opportunity to work with 2015 Artist in Residence Eric Owens.  Artists in Residence have included Deborah Voigt, Eric Owens, Julie and Nathan Gunn, and Christine Goerke.

Applicants must be United States citizens or have the right to work in the United States. Non-U.S. citizens must send a photocopy of documentary proof of right to work (Note: Canadians may gain the right to work by joining Canadian Federation of Musicians and applying for a P2 Visa. This process is completed after successfully securing a contract with The Glimmerglass Festival and will be done at your own expense).

Young Artists are provided with a weekly stipend, housing and meals. They receive regular musical coaching and have the opportunity to perform in a series of concerts throughout the season. Please note that The Glimmerglass Festival is located in a rural environment and subject to allergens and pollen. 

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Applications for the 2016 Young Artists Program are now closed. Auditions will be held in:

Cincinnati: October 17 & 18, 2015
Chicago: October 20 & 21, 2015
New York City: October 26 - 30, 2015
Houston: November 4, 2015

We review applications based on audition city.  Notification whether or not you have been granted an audition will be done via YAPTracker by the following deadlines:

  • Cincinnati and Chicago: September 26
  • New York: October 5
  • Houston: October 12

If you have not received an e-mail by the deadline, please email