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Professional Diploma in Opera

Do I need to have a master's degree in order to apply for the Professional Diploma in Opera?

No, a master's degree is not required. However, it is highly recommended. If you do not pass the prescreening round of auditions and you do not yet have a master's degree, you may be asked if you would like to switch your application to the master of music degree program. 

Are stipends included with the full-tuition scholarship from CCPA?

No, you will not receive a stipend from CCPA. You will receive a full-tuition scholarship for the entire duration of your education.

Is there prescreening for the Professional Diploma in Opera?

Yes, prescreening must be submitted by December 1 in order to be considered for the Professional Diploma in Opera. 

What are the prescreening requirements?

Please visit the Professional Diploma in Opera audition requirement page for further information. 

In what format should I submit my prescreening? 

You may submit prescreening in audio or video format.

How many letters of recommendation are required? 

Three letters of recommendation are required. Visit the Professional Diploma in Opera application requirement page for further information.