Become a member of Washington National Opera’s Young Artist Program!

Apply today! Applications due September 13.

Applications for singers and pianists are now open for the 2020-2021 season of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Applications are FREE and can be found online here. Our annual audition tour covers six major cities and a variety of dates around the country. Applications are due by September 13, 2019.

The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is a leading resident-training program for artists on the verge of international careers. The program offers exceptionally promising young singers and coach/accompanists two years of intensive training, study, and career guidance with the resident faculty, and a team of world-renowned visiting master teachers and coaches which includes Joan Dornemann, Kathleen Kelly, Dennis Giauque, Dwayne Croft, Leah Crocetto, Erie Mills, Laura Brooks Rice, and Neil Shicoff among others.

Training includes regular voice lessons, one-on-one language tuition, daily work with a variety of vocal, musical, and dramatic coaches, movement work, nutrition and financial counseling, a recital series, scenes programs, concerts with local orchestras, and regular auditions for visiting agents and administrators. Members of the program are featured prominently in performances on the various stages at the Kennedy Center, and throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.