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: [email protected]

Vocal Auditions have been completed for the 2020 Season. Please check back in October 2020 for information about the 2021 Vocal Auditions.

2020 Orchestra 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

The Ohio Light Opera orchestra auditions for Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion and Harp are conducted based on recorded material uploaded as part of the online application. Please be prepared to upload a required resume; submission of a headshot is optional, but encouraged. As part of the application you will be asked to supply the name and email address of three people who can complete a short recommendation form. After you submit your application we will contact your recommenders directly for their feedback. Their responses will become part of your application. You must upload recordings as part of your application. We are not able to consider orchestral applicants who do not upload the required recordings online. Uploaded recordings should include the exposition from a concerto and two contrasting orchestral excerpts of your choice. The application is available now and the deadline is March 1, 2020. Since hiring decisions are made based solely upon the online application, while we encourage early submission, please allow us ample time to make decisions in reference to the entire applicant pool. We expect to begin notifying orchestral applicants about the status of their application in late March, 2020.

Must be available May 28 – August 9, 2020
Housing provided and $2,000 stipend
Application submissions begin January 1, 2020


Process and Procedures


Please complete and submit the online application form, $40 application fee, MP3 audio file and your resume to the Ohio Light Opera no later than March 1, 2020.

1. Completed online application
2. Application fee
3. MP3 recordings should include the exposition from a concerto and two contrasting orchestral excerpts of your choice.