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Audition Information

The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program holds a nation-wide audition tour every fall in order to recruit the finest and most exciting talent for the Program. Singers and pianists/coaches who are interested in joining the Program may apply through YAP Tracker. Following the preliminary round of auditions in five different cities, a select group of artists will be invited to final auditions in Washington, DC, in January.

Audition Requirements:

* YAP Tracker Online Application

* Submission of three audition samples

* Audition repertoire – Preliminary audition repertoire must be offered in at least three different languages. Five selections should be offered. Please note that it is acceptable to change audition repertoire for the live audition from what is listed on the application.

  • Applications for the 2015-16 season are now closed. The 2016-17 application will be available in the summer of 2015.
  • For questions regarding the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and specific application requirements, please contact: DCYAP@kennedy-center.org or 202 416-7873.