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.

Questions?
If you have any questions about your application, please contact Westminster’s Continuing Education Office at 609-924-7416 or e-mail cooperative@rider.edu.

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

2015 Audition Dates & Locations
(Auditions in Shanghai are by appointment only. Please call the Westminster Office of Continuing Education 609-924-7416) 

January 10 - Princeton NJ
Westminster Choir College
Hillman Hall
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
Directions

January 10 – Houston TX
Audition site closed. Please select another city or submit via video (information below.)

January 11 – San Francisco, CA
Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall (San Francisco Opera)
300 Franklin Street (at Hayes Street)
San Francisco, CA
More Information
 

January 13 - Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University
600 W. College Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32306
Via live stream

January 18 - New York, NY
Audition site closed. Please select another city or submit via video (information below.)

January 24 – Oberlin, OH
Oberlin Conservatory
39 W, College St
Oberlin, OH 44074
More Information

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