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
More information at: https://www.operaonthejames.org/young-artist-program