Young Artist Program for Pianists


2020 Application Deadline:

Audition Cities Oct 26- Nov 3: October 15, 2019

Audition Cities Nov 10- 16: October 31, 2019

Six-Week Collaborative Pianist Program

Intensive study will focus on developing tools that pianists with advance training require to become accomplished répétiteurs and coaches. Practical training will emphasize skills in coaching diction, cueing the singer, conducting and prompting during rehearsals, learning to accompany recitative and understanding musical and vocal traditions. In tandem with this training, pianists will have a professional experience of performing the duties of an operatic répétiteur. Each day, pianists will receive a group Piano Class, regular Alexander Technique sessions, diction classes, recitative classes and weekly master classes focusing on accompanying artsong.

Pianists in this program will also play integral roles in the NUOVA Festival’s mainstage production in the pit, in the wings and with surtitles.

Program Dates:
May 20 – June 22, 2020   OR    May 20 – July 5, 2020   
*depending on production assignment


Go to the Contact Us Page and email “Applications” to get access to a Late Application.

Regular application fees apply.

Audition requirements for Collaborative Pianists can be found on the Audition Requirements Page.
Please see the Tuition page for additional information regarding Tuition, Fees and Accommodations.