Apply For Lesley Apprentices

The Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists have a unique opportunity to perfect their craft while engaging our community by performing at schools, events, and in our annual Fort Worth Opera Festival.

The Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists is a year long artist residency program, with four young artists chosen through national auditions each year. Designed as a two-year program, the singers perform our in-school educational tour and for community performances and preview events. Lesley Apprentices are also assigned roles and covers as part of the Fort Worth Opera Festival. While in Fort Worth, they receive voice lessons; training in acting, languages, and diction; master classes with established artists; and other various improvement opportunities. Lesley Apprentices receive a weekly fee for the duration of the contract; housing and transportation are not provided. Candidates for the Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artists should have completed masters level training and have participated in at least one additional training program, such as a summer young artist program. Artists with similar experience will also be considered. Apply now!

Audition Information

Auditions will be held at Nola Studios in New York, in conjunction with Shreveport Opera December 3, 4, and 5, 2017.  For more information and to apply, please click the link below.