CoOPERAtive Audition Information

General Information
Auditions in each city are limited to 40 applicants.

  • An accompanist is provided for the audition. You may also bring your own accompanist if you prefer.
  • All participants will be notified of their acceptance no later than April 1.

Program directors, Laura Brooks Rice and Christopher Arneson,  are present at all auditions.  Past audition, advisors have included Gianna Rolandi, Lenore Rosenberg, Robin Thompson, Paul Kilmer, Diane Zola, Kathleen Kelly, Jay Lesenger, John Douglas, Susan Ashbaker, Allison Voth, Sheri Greenawald, Erie Mills, Nicholas Russell, Donald Nally, Matthew Polenzani, and Daniel Beckwith.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact Westminster’s Continuing Education Office at 609-924-7416 or e-mail


Audition Requirements
For CoOPERAtive Fellows 

Four contrasting opera arias. One must be by Mozart

For CoOPERAtive Young Artists
1 German Lied, 1 French Melodie, 1 American Song, 1 Operatic Aria 

For CoOPERAtive Collaborative Pianists
1 Mozart aria with recitative, 1 Bel canto aria, 1 American aria, 1 R. Strauss aria

2014 Audition Dates & Locations
(Auditions in Shanghai are by appointment only. Please call the Westminster Office of Continuing Education 609-924-7416) 

January 11 - San Francisco, CA
Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall
300 Franklin Street (at Hayes Street)
San Francisco, CA

January 11 – Princeton, NJ
Westminster Choir College
Building TBD
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

January 18 – New York, NY
Opera America Building
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
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January 19 - Austin, TX
The Butler School of Music
MRH 5.264 (5th Floor)

January 25 - Houston, TX
Houston Grand Opera
Wortham Theater Center
550 Prarie Street
Houston, TX 77002
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January 25 – Oberlin, OH
Oberlin Conservatory
39 W, College St
Bibbins Hall, room 218
Oberlin, OH 44074
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February 1 – Via Web
You provide the location and we will audition you live via the web.

February 1 - Video Submission
All video submissions must be uploaded to YapTracker only.