Applications are now closed for the 2020 Season. Please check back in July 2020 for information regarding auditions for the 2021 Season.
The Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Singer Program is a professional training program for young singers who have recently completed or are completing a formal program of vocal study.
- have NOT, prior to apprenticeship with The Santa Fe Opera, performed total of six (6) different roles with another professional opera company under regular AGMA Artist's Contract
- have NOT been engaged by The Santa Fe Opera more than once before under Apprentice Artist status by AGMA
ALL SINGERS ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM ARE REQUIRED TO JOIN AGMA IF THEY ARE NOT ALREADY MEMBERS
All new members must submit an application for membership and must pay the first of two $50 basic dues payments within one week of their first rehearsal in Santa Fe. The initiation fee (currently $1,000) is due to AGMA by the first contracted performance. If the new member is unable to pay the initiation fee on time, he/she must contact AGMA's Membership Department by the end of the first week of rehearsals to arrange a payment plan. In addition, Working Dues calculated at 2% of the total compensation will be withheld and remitted to AGMA on each member's behalf.
The Santa Fe Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apprentice Singers will receive the AGMA weekly rate, as well as a long-distance travel stipend. Housing is not provided.
CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT
MEDIA FILE REQUIREMENT
A headshot submission will be required as part of your digital application. A place is available to submit your complete resume, but this is not a requirement.
The Santa Fe Opera will be using YAP Tracker to process applications for the Apprentice Singer Program. You do not need to be a paying subscriber to YAP Tracker to use the application form, although you will need an account (guest accounts are available; see the website for details). Be sure to complete the application in full detail in the format requested. Future correspondence regarding your audition status will be sent via email. The email address you supply should be monitored regularly as you will receive confirmation of your application's receipt. (Please check any SPAM filters while waiting for receipt of your application.)
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