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Get Involved with The Ohio Light Opera
The Ohio Light Opera is a summer-in-residence company in Wooster, Ohio, located in north central Ohio. Cast opportunities include both a fellowship Young Artist program as well as Resident Professional Artist employment opportunities for a total of an approximate 36 person cast. Vocal auditions are held annually in a number of cities across the nation in November and December

For further information regarding getting involved, please email: ohiolightopera@wooster.edu

2015 Audition Information

VOCAL APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SALT LAKE CITY, KANSAS CITY and CHICAGO IS NOW NOVEMBER 5, 2014. DEADLINE FOR NEW YORK, BOSTON, HOUSTON, ROCHESTER and WOOSTER IS NOW NOVEMBER 10, 2014

Orchestra Audition information will be posted soon.


Please read the following instructions before clicking the link to begin your application.

A $40 non-refundable application fee is required of all applicants EXCEPT those who were a part of the Ohio Light Opera during the 2014 Festival Season, and Students, Faculty, and Staff of the College of Wooster. You will not be able to submit your online application without paying the required application fee online.


Vocal Applicants - Applicants are selected for the live-audition based on the online application. Please be prepared to upload your resume and headshot as part of the application process. Not all applicants will be selected for the live auditions. As part of the application you will have the opportunity to upload audio or video recordings to aid in the pre-screening process. It is highly recommended that all applicants who have not previously performed with The Ohio Light Opera upload at least two pieces (one in English) as part of the online application. The application deadline is November 3rd, 2014 and applicants can expect to hear about the status of their application beginning two weeks after submission and not later than the second week of November.

Orchestral Applicants - The Ohio Light Opera orchestra auditions for Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion and Harp are conducted based on recorded material uploaded as part of the online application. Please be prepared to upload a required resume; submission of a headshot is optional, but encouraged. As part of the application you will be asked to supply the name and email address of three people who can complete a short recommendation form. After you submit your application we will contact your recommenders directly for their feedback. Their responses will become part of your application. You must upload recordings as part of your application. We are not able to consider orchestral applicants who do not upload the required recordings online. Uploaded recordings should include the exposition from a concerto and two contrasting orchestral excerpts of your choice. For percussion applicants, in addition to the solo selection and excerpts, please include examples of trap set with contrasting styles.

Click Here to Start Your Application

Audition locations

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Wednesday, November 5,
University of Utah, David Gardner Hall, 1375 East Presidents Circle,
204 David Gardner Hall, Dumke Recital Hall (4th Floor),
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

KANSAS CITY, MO, Saturday, November 8,
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Grant Hall, Room 333, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, MO 64110

CHICAGO, IL, Wednesday, November 12,
Chicago College of Performing Arts Roosevelt University, 430 South Michigan Avenue Auditorium Building, Room 907, Chicago, IL 60605

NEW YORK, NY, Thursday, November 13, Friday, November 14, Saturday, November 15
NOLA Rehearsal Studios, Studio C, 250 W. 54th Street, New York, NY 10019-5515

BOSTON, MA, Monday, November 17,
New England Conservatory of Music, Jordan Hall Room 118, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115

HOUSTON, TX, Wednesday, November 19,
University of Houston, Moores Opera Center 120 School of Music Bldg, Rooms 147A, 129, Houston, Texas 77204-4017

ROCHESTER, NY, Thursday, December 4,
Room 804 Annex (Swan Street), Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, NY 14604

WOOSTER, OH, Friday, December 5, Saturday, December 6,
The College of Wooster Freedlander Theatre, 329 East University Street, Wooster, OH 44691