Apply to Audition
The goal of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program is to nurture the most talented young artists through training and performance opportunities.
The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program uses the Met's unique resources to identify and educate young singers and coach/pianists for major careers in opera. To meet the individual needs of each young artist, the Program provides specialized training in music, language, dramatic coaching, and movement from the Met's own artistic staff and invited master teachers. Along with an annual stipend for living expenses, the Program also funds private lessons with approved teachers from outside the Met staff. In addition, Program participants have access to rehearsals for all Metropolitan Opera productions. Participants are offered a position with the Program for a period of two to three years for singers, and two years for pianists. During this period, the young artists’ engagements in and outside of the Met are at the consent of the Artistic and Executive Directors.
Each fall, the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program accepts applications via YAP Tracker from talented young singers and coach/pianists. Preliminary auditions are held in New York City from October through December. Afterwards, a select group of finalists is invited back to the final round of auditions in January and February.
Applications for the 2019-20 season are now closed. Applications for the 2020-21 season will be available in August 2019.