Tyler Young Artist Program, Fall 2018 

Opera on the James’ nationally recognized Tyler Young Artist Program is made up of singers chosen from hundreds of applicants for their high level of vocal, musical and theatrical skills.

Members of our Young Artist Program (YAP), are ambassadors for opera as an assessable art form, and the communication that is possible when music, story, commitment, and respect for diverse audiences combine. Typically, two YAP teams of four young emerging opera singers will perform the majority of our fall and spring community outreach programs. Chosen through annual national auditions, each quartet is in residence for two sessions, performing in diverse venues, participating in main stage operas, and receiving professional training. These professional opera artists bring energy, charisma, and the skills and talents honed after receiving their Masters in Voice/Opera Performance and regional performance experience throughout the U.S. Well-respected Master Coach and Director of the Program, Thomas Getty, travels to Lynchburg to coach the young artists and play for their outreach performances.

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BEING A TYLER YOUNG ARTIST

We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2019 & Spring 2020. Please visit this page in late Summer 2019 for information about applying for 2020-2021.

We are pleased to provide the Tyler Young Artists:

  • $600 weekly

  • Host housing with private bath

  • A one-time travel stipend of $250 total

  • Coachings on both Opera on the James and artist’s other repertoire

  • Masterclasses and career meetings with Opera on the James staff and visiting artists

  • Informal language sessions with Italian, French and German native speakers as requested by artist.

YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN LOCAL TRANSPORTATION AND BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES.