CoOPERAtive Young Artists, Fellows, and Pianists

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We have many reasons to be proud of the accomplishments of our alumni. This past season alone, singers have been accepted to our hired by the following companies as well as rewarded in competitions:

  • Metropolitan Opera
  • National Council Auditions
  • Houston Grand Opera
  • Merola Program
  • Aspen Music Festival
  • Central City
  • Des Moines Metro Opera
  • Tanglewood Festival
  • Washington National Opera
  • Glimmerglass Opera
  • Portland Opera
  • Natchez Opera
  • Britten Pears School
  • Opera North
  • Michigan Opera Theater

CoOPERAtive Program Success Stories

"I could not have made it to the finals without your help!"
Elizabeth Jarrett, first place winner in the Southwest Regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

“I sang the same arias at my Sarasota audition that I sang for my graduate school auditions the previous year. I was not accepted to any of the programs I applied to that year. The difference this year, however, is the refinement, polish, and ownership I have concerning my arias. I gained this at the CoOPERAtive program during three weeks of intense coaching and scrutiny from some of the most respected teachers, conductors and coaches in the business.”
Justin Lamont Hopkins, bass-baritone recently accepted into the Sarasota Young Artist Program.

“The CoOPERAtive experience has been invaluable to me and I have the chance to utilize all of the technical and artistic concepts I learned during my time there.”
Jennifer Johnson, mezzo-soprano recently accepted into the Gerdine Young Artist Program at Opera Theater of St. Louis

“I have never spent a more productive three weeks in my life than I have at CoOPERAtive. Through multiple daily one-on-one coachings with some of the most esteemed and knowledgeable musicians in the opera community, I have gained a year’s worth of knowledge in three weeks time. I would highly recommend this program to any young singer who is serious about perfecting the difficult craft that is opera."
Disella Larusdotir, soprano Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions National Finalist 2007

CoOPERAtive Young Artists, Fellows, and Pianists

2013

Young Artists

  • Ellen Broen
  • Arielle Carrara
  • Danielle Cheiken
  • Mindy Chu
  • Meryl Dominguez
  • Jane Dominick
  • Lauren Jacob
  • Caroline Jamsa
  • Karen Lackey
  • Jenna Lorusso
  • Chelsea McCaskill
  • Robyn Muse
  • Andrew Nalley
  • Marisa Novak
  • Michael Patterson
  • Shari Perman
  • Elizabeth Perry
  • Tom Petrino
  • Annie Sherman
  • Francesca Shipsey
  • Anne Marie Stanley
  • Hannah Stone
  • Orin Strunk
  • Nicole Vasconi

Fellows

  • Michael  Anderson
  • Austin Bradley
  • Zachary Burgess
  • Ashley Carver
  • Audra Casebier
  • Edward Cleary
  • Megan Cleveland
  • Jennifer  Cook
  • Natalie Cummings
  • Gerard D'Emilio
  • Katrina Galka
  • Charlea Lyn Grieco
  • Brittany Hines-Hill
  • Will Hughes
  • Beste Kalender
  • Lucas Levy
  • Liesl McPherrin
  • Chelsea Melamed
  • Brian Mextorf
  • Jennifer Jane Moore
  • Gina Morgano
  • Megan Nelson
  • Ibidunni Ojikutu
  • Blake Quin
  • Lindsey Rueter
  • Priscilla Salisbury
  • Jessica Scarlato
  • Viktoria  Schwindsackl
  • Katherine Smith
  • Anne Smith
  • Rexford Tester
  • Yuan Tian
  • Gabrielle Traub

Pianists

  • Rachel AuBuchon
  • Keenan Boswell
  • Matthew Brower
  • Michael Lewis
  • James Mitchell
  • Lu Shao
  • Pauline Worusski

2012

Young Artists

  • Katherine Borowiec
  • Melanie Burbules
  • Seanna Burke
  • Elizabeth Fildes
  • Steven Finkelstein
  • Callie Fleece
  • Evan Kardon
  • Danielle Lombardi
  • Elizabeth McConnaughey
  • Rob McGinness
  • Shari Perman
  • Teresa Procter
  • Liv Redpath
  • Lauren Shriver
  • Orin Strunk
  • William Townsend
  • Megan Wilhelm
  • Georgeanne Yehling

Fellows

  • Babatunde Akinboboye
  • Michael Anderson
  • Justine Aronson
  • Rameen Chaharbaghi
  • Marissa Chalker
  • Edward Cleary
  • Clarisse Colao
  • Meghan Curry
  • Julia Engel
  • Justin Gonzalez
  • Charlea Lyn Grieco
  • Lauren Haber
  • Rebecca Hargrove
  • Madeline Healey
  • Brittany Hines-Hill
  • Chelsea Hollow
  • Will Hughes
  • Stephanie Kupfer
  • Erin Lancaster
  • Brian Mextorf
  • Brandon Motz
  • Jessica Mary Murphy
  • Megan Nelson
  • Caroline O'Dwyer
  • Ibidunni Ojikutu
  • Jennifer Rossetti
  • Hillary Schranze
  • George Somerville
  • Kelsey Stark
  • Kaylie Warfield
  • CarrieAnne Winter

Pianists

  • Taotao Liu
  • Benjamin Meltzer
  • Sara Young

2011

Young Artists

  • Tara Austin
  • Jorgeandreas Camargo
  • Marquese Carter
  • Audra Casebier
  • Marissa Chalker
  • Lucas Levy
  • Gabrielle Martinez
  • Carley Meyer
  • Andrew Paulson
  • Rexford Tester
  • Caroline Yates

Fellows

  • Justine Aronson
  • Katie Ayash
  • Erika Beckwith
  • Cynthia Brundage
  • Ryan Burns
  • Alexander Clark
  • Clarisse Colao
  • Gabrielle DeMers
  • Laura DellaFera
  • Emily Diehl
  • Christopher Eaglin
  • Melissa Fajardo
  • Raymon Geis
  • Elizabeth Kelsay
  • Jacob Kinderman
  • Jenna Lebherz
  • Lauren Liddicoat
  • Nicholas May
  • Brandon Motz
  • Paige Myrick
  • Samantha Nahra
  • Emily Sanchez
  • Lauren Shriver
  • Madison Smith
  • George Somerville
  • Kelsey Stark
  • Katie Hannigan Tabon
  • Krista Wilhelmsen

2010

  • Jayme Alilaw
  • Katie Ayash
  • Rachel Barker
  • Kelly Ann Bixby
  • Richard Bozic
  • J.D. Burnett
  • Kate Davis
  • Laura Davis
  • Emily Eisen
  • Rebecca Fetrow
  • Raymon Geis
  • Linda Guitierrez
  • Carla Janzen
  • Erin Keesey
  • Elizabeth Kelsey
  • Jacob Kinderman
  • Cass Mann
  • Katherine Matheson
  • Frank Mavilia
  • Nicole McQuade
  • Siv Iren Misund
  • Evelyn Nelson
  • Barbara Paterson
  • Ryan Reithmeier
  • Heather Reithmeier
  • Eric Sampson
  • Karina Sweeney
  • Carie Volkar

2009

  • Emily Albrink
  • Sashell Beck
  • J.D. Burnett
  • Megan Callahan
  • Lindsay Davis
  • Marcio De Oliviera
  • Andrea Dickinson
  • Emma-Grace Dunbar
  • Daniel Epstein
  • Cris Frisco
  • Bridgette Gan
  • Laurelle Gowing
  • Tara Gruskiewicz
  • Yang Hai Krack
  • Julie Hamula
  • David Hanlon
  • Susanne Ketron
  • Tyson Miller
  • Melissa Mino
  • Eldon Murray
  • Hope Krick-Osborn
  • Barbara Paterson
  • Adam Phillips
  • Jennifer Russo
  • Olivia Savage
  • Maren Severtsen
  • Christopher Sierra
  • Taylor Strande

2008

  • Sarah Austin
  • Joshua Baumgardner
  • Steven Brennfleck
  • Victoria Browers
  • Joseph Beutel
  • Fabio Bezuti
  • Megan Callahan
  • Zachary Coates
  • Trey Costerisan
  • Elana Cowen
  • Lindsay M. Davis
  • Christina Dee
  • Brandon Gaines
  • Cris Frisco
  • Kristin Goodkin
  • Katharine Gunnink
  • Jamie Hahn
  • Christopher Hodson
  • Stephen Hopkins
  • Jessica Jones
  • Lisa Juzwak
  • Eldon Murray
  • Hope Krick-Osborn
  • Mimi Lanseur
  • Jennie Litster
  • Amanda Moody
  • Jessica Norris
  • Katherine Rohwer
  • Sarah Sensenig
  • Anne Slovin
  • Jaclyn Surso
  • Hannah Waldman
  • Danielle Wright

2007

  • Nina Berman
  • Elizabeth Boskovich
  • John Brandon
  • Rebecca Brinkle
  • Natalie Clyne
  • John-Andrew Fernandez
  • Rebecca Fetrow
  • Katharine Gunnink
  • Stephen Hopkins
  • Elizabeth Jarrett
  • Matthew Knickman
  • Mimi Lanseur
  • Amanda Moody
  • Eldon Murray
  • Sarah Nisbett
  • Marcio De Oliveira
  • Sarah Vander Ploeg
  • Keving Radtke
  • Megan Scheibel
  • Oxana Senina
  • Tara-Victoria Smith
  • Vincent Wallace
  • Danielle Wrigh

2006

  • Ashley Bowen
  • Rachel Brook
  • Victoria Browers
  • Joh-Andrew Fernandez
  • Heather Fetrow
  • Rebecca Fetrow
  • Jessica Hayes
  • Justin Lamont Hopkins
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Julie Kersaan
  • Disella Larusdottir
  • Sarah Lynch
  • Suzanne Nance
  • Breanna Newton
  • Sarah Nisbett
  • Lindsay Rider
  • Tamara Ryan
  • Kelley Schreiber
  • Kristin Titus
  • Elisa Vilbergsdottir

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