International Opera Performing Experience.
International Opera Performance Experience



Four-week  International Opera Performing Experience program, July 7 – August 6, 2018:  $3200.

Includes voice lessons, coaching sessions, all classes and Italian language  study.

Housing & Living Expenses

Housing is in private shared apartments.  All apartments are within a 5-minute walk of Italian classes, vocal lessons and rehearsals as well as the piazza, which is the hub of activity in Mercatello. The apartments have fully equipped kitchens, living rooms and 2 – 3 bedrooms.  A shared bedroom for the month is approximately 325 – 350 euros and a private bedroom is 400 – 425 euros. Most apartments have a washing machine.  

There are several small grocery stores within the piazza and a larger grocery store less than five minutes from the piazza.  Groceries are very economical and most participants eat at home, often sharing meals and cooking together.  There are two reasonably priced restaurants in Mercatello and numerous restaurants are available if you plan an excursion to one of several villages and towns on Saturdays.


Application Deadline: March 30, 2018.

To apply for admission, submit an application (see below) with a CD DVD, YouTube, or other video of the requested performances. You can also request an audition. Pay your $25 application fee here:

We will notify applicants of admission to the program within 30 days of receiving the complete application. Once you are admitted, we must receive your letter or email of acceptance within 10 days to hold your place in the program. A non-refundable deposit of $700 is due at that time.


An audition is recommended but not mandatory. After submitting your application, contact the faculty to schedule an audition either in person or online:

Collaborative Pianist applicants should contact Spencer Baker, and Conductor Apprentice applicants should contact James Caraher.

Application Form

Print, scan and email the application to

Vocal Program Collaborative Pianist Conductor Apprentice


Application Deposit

Hold your place in the program with a non-refundable deposit of $700: