Auditions

Get Involved with The Ohio Light Opera

The Ohio Light Opera is a summer-in-residence company in Wooster, Ohio, located in north central Ohio. Cast opportunities include both a fellowship Young Artist program as well as Resident Professional Artist employment opportunities for a total of an approximate 36 person cast.

For further information regarding getting involved, please email: ohiolightopera@wooster.edu

Orchestra Audition information will be posted by the first week of January 2018

2018 Vocal Audition Information

Please apply via YAP tracker using this link. It is not necessary to subscribe to the YAP tracker service in order to complete the online application. You will have to register for a yap tracker account by selecting “create an account” but when doing so use the link on the upper right hand side of the page to create a free account as shown here.

Click here for audition application

Please complete the application.  As part of the application you will have an opportunity to upload recordings.  Applications will be screened and not all applicants will be invited to the in-person audition.  We highly recommend you upload at least two vocal selections as part of this application to assist in the screening process.  A non-refundable application fee of $40 is required of all applicants EXCEPT those who were part of the 2017 season and faculty/staff and students of the College of Wooster.  Past company members and students/staff should contact the audition coordinator for information on how to complete this application without paying the fee.  Applications are due no later than one week before your selected audition date though we will begin assigning live auditions in early October.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Friday, November 10
The University of Utah School of Music
1375 East Presidents Circle
David Gardner Hall
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Dumke Recital Hall (fourth floor)

KANSAS CITY, MO
Monday, November 13
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Grant Hall, Recital Hall
5227 Holmes St.
Kansas City, MO  64110

HOUSTON, TX
Tuesday, November 14
University of Houston
3333 Cullen Blvd.
Moores Opera Center
Rooms 129 and 175
Houston, Texas 77204-4017

BOSTON, MA
Wednesday, November 15
Boston University
College of Fine Arts
School of Music Room 216
855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA 02115

NEW YORK, NY
Thursday, November 16
Friday, November 17
Saturday, November 18
NOLA Rehearsal Studios
Studio A-11th Floor (11/16)
Studio 1-10th Floor (11/17-11/18)
250 W. 54th Street
New York NY 10019-5515

CHICAGO, IL
Monday, November 20
Chicago College of Performing Arts
Roosevelt University
430 South Michigan Avenue
Auditorium Building, Room 1080
Chicago IL 60605

ROCHESTER, NY
Thursday, November 30
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs St.
804 Annex, Opera Studio
Rochester, NY 14604

WOOSTER, OH
Friday, December 8
Saturday, December 9
Freedlander Theatre
The College of Wooster
329 East University Street
Wooster OH   44691

AUDITION CHECK LIST
1. Completed online application
2. Application fee
3. Those selected to audition are asked to prepare two selections: One opera aria of the vocalist’s choice and one selection from the operetta/musical theatre genre. It is preferable for any musical theatre selection to be chosen from shows written prior to the 1950s. All audition material cannot go over 10-minutes and applicants should make sure that appropriate cuts are made to their presentation material to fit the 10-minute audition time frame.