The Canadian Operatic Arts Academy offers an international program for pianists who aspire to excel in the world of opera. Pianists will gain experience as repetiteurs playing for masterclasses, musical rehearsals, staging rehearsals and private coachings with singers. In addition, pianists will have the rewarding opportunity of working with our distinguished faculty pianists in private lessons and classes to become skilled at the art of vocal coaching and more proficient in their operatic keyboard technique. This year we have the honour of welcoming back as our special guest internationally renowned pianist Martin Katz. This program provides an invaluable opportunity for pianists with a vocal accompanying background to further their training and prepare for professional opportunities in the operatic world.Prospective pianists will need to audition with two arias with a singer, two operatic excerpts to be played while singing the vocal lines, and a short solo work. Applicants will also need to provide a vocal repertoire list.
The cost for the program is $700 CDN, and the audition fee is $45. The deadline for auditioning applicants is October 28, and if you want to send in a DVD instead, you have until November 15 to have your application received.
The Canadian Operatic Arts Academy
Pianist Application Form