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How to apply for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

There is not an upper or lower age limit for the Programme. However, applicants should bear in mind that the Programme is intended to benefit extremely gifted individuals at the start of their professional careers. Singers, conductors or répétiteurs are expected to have some performance experience and to have completed training at an established music college (although this is not an essential requirement). Stage directors are expected to have some experience in mounting productions, either as a director or an assistant director.

The Royal Opera House is an equal opportunities employer and the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme is actively seeking to employ artists currently under-represented in the opera world. This includes minorities and disabled people.

Singer Auditions

Auditions will next be held in November/December 2016 for start in September 2017. Applications will be accepted from September via the YAPTracker website. Please send your contact details to the auditions coordinator at if you would like to be sent a reminder when the audition process starts. Please do not send any further material at this stage.

Click here for further information about the auditions.

Frequently Asked Questions – Singers.

Stage Director Auditions

Stage director auditions will next be held in early 2017 to select a stage director to start in September 2017. Click here for further information.

Music Staff Auditions

Applications are now being accepted from opera and ballet conductors and pianists who are interested in joining the Programme from September 2016. Auditions are held for opera music staff on 7–9 March 2016 and for ballet music staff on 10–11 March 2016; it is possible to apply for both.

Applications are accepted only through the YAP Tracker website here. Please note that it is not necessary to take out an annual subscription to YAP Tracker to apply; register for a free account here or by choosing ‘Just want to complete an online application’ after clicking ‘Register’.

Please read the relevant guidelines and FAQs below carefully before starting your application.

Guidelines for opera applicants

Guidelines for ballet applicants

Frequently Asked Questions – Music staff.

For further information, contact the Auditions Coordinator at

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