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2017-18 Auditions

AUDITIONS FOR THE 2017-18 CEDAR RAPIDS OPERA
THEATRE YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM


OPEN AUDITIONS
Roosevelt University, Chicago

DATE: Saturday, September 30, 2017 TIME: 12 Noon - 4:30pm
LOCATION: Roosevelt University in Chicago, Opera Rehearsal Room 1450, 430 S. Michigan Avenue

Audition times must be reserved. Please contact Jennifer L. Schulte at jlschulte@cr-opera.org by Monday, September 25th to reserve your time. (No Phone Calls Please.)  Print an audition flyer.

Please come to the audition with:

• Your own accompanist
• Resume, headshot, application, bio form, and costume form (click the link to download & print audition application, bio form and costume form*).  Please also email all five items to jlschulte@cr-opera.org. (Head shot should be PROFESSIONAL, UNCOMPRESSED and of HIGH RESOLUTION quality in JPEG format.)
• Two contrasting arias/art songs, one in English

* Due to the Costume Designer's short production schedule, we are requesting costume forms in advance. This will in no way affect selection for our Young Artist Program.

REGIONAL CLOSED AUDITIONS*
*The following auditions are intended for the vocal music students of the schools listed below. However, if you are unable to make the open audition in Chicago on Saturday, September 30, you may contact any of the schools below and request an audition time. It is up to the discretion of the school to grant you an audition time.

Each of the following auditions require:
• Your own accompanist
• Resume, headshot, application, bio form and costume form (click the link to download & print audition application, bio form and costume form*). Please also email all five items to jlschulte@cr-opera.org. (Head shot should be PROFESSIONAL, UNCOMPRESSED and of HIGH RESOLUTION quality in JPEG format.)
• Two contrasting arias/art songs, one in English

* Due to the Costume Designer's short production schedule, we are requesting costume forms in advance. This will in no way affect selection for our Young Artist Program.

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
DATE: Monday, October 2, 2017
TIME: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
LOCATION: Stark Opera Studio, lower level of the School of Music

Audition times may be reserved through your school.
Contact Information: John Muriello, john-muriello@uiowa.edu
Print UI Audition Flyer

Additional local & Midwest auditions will continue to be posted in September 2017.

2017-18 Young Artist Performance Opportunities

Turandot by Puccini*
January 19 & 21, 2018
Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids
*Understudy & Chorus roles available

The Ugly Duckling by Duncan*
January 4-17, 2018
Cedar Rapids Community Schools,
Cedar Rapids Public Library
Coralville Center for Performing Arts
*Principal roles available

Brigadoon by Lerner & Loewe*
June 14-17, 2018
Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids
*Principal and chorus roles available

Housing & stipend provided during rehearsal period & productions.

Rehearsals for the January productions begin December 27, 2017;
June production rehearsals begin May 30, 2018.

QUESTIONS? Contact Executive Director Jennifer L. Schulte at jlschulte@cr-opera.org


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