What is the Dayton Opera Apprentice Program?

Photo by Scott J. Kimmins: The Dayton Opera's performance of The Marriage of Figaro.

The Dayton Opera Apprentice program, started in 2013, is an innovative opportunity for students to expand horizons and gain experience in the field of vocal performance. Students are nominated by Department of Music voice faculty. They are required to audition and will receive written feedback from artistic director, Thomas Bankston and conductor and chorus master, Jeffrey Powell.

Students in the program enroll in the Dayton Opera Apprentice course and receive credit for their participation. The course consists of a research component, coachings, and participation in all rehearsals and performances of a Dayton Opera production. Apprentices also have an opportunity to participate in masterclasses with Dayton Opera's premier performers.

Contact Us

To learn more, please contact Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox, Voice Area Coordinator.

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Our 2013 Apprentices

  • Alec Brown
  • Elisha Evanko
  • Jessica Wellman