Auditions for Fall 2016 admission will be held for singers only. The pianist position is currently occupied.
Live auditions are granted just to those who pass our pre-screening round of auditions. Live auditions will take place February 5, 2016, and all applicants MUST be available on this date.
All applicants must apply to CCPA and submit pre-screening requirements via Acceptd by December 1, 2015.
All materials must be uploaded via Acceptd. DO NOT mail recordings or documents to CCPA.
Position currently occupied - next opening will be Fall 2017
A pianist will be provided.
Five contrasting selections in the original language, a minimum of four being operatic arias, to be performed from memory. These may include selections from the pre-screening audition.
All applicants must be at an advanced level of technical ability. Singers should have a working knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and a firm grasp on at least one of the basic singing languages (in addition to English). They should also have experience working with directors and be comfortable onstage. Singers must provide three 3 copies of their audition repertoire for the audition panel.
All singers will present an aria of their choice, and will be prepared to sing addition selections from their list as requested by the audition panel. At the completion of the preliminary auditions, singers may be asked to remain for the final audition process. The final audition process may consist of an individual coaching, lesson, or a dramatic working session. Those selected to join the program will be notified by CCPA within a week after the final auditions.
Proper audition attire is expected for the preliminary audition. Loose clothing and shoes that allow for movement should be worn for the dramatic portion of the finals.