Program Details and Application

Thursday July 5 – Sunday July 15, 2018 at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY.

Our Student to Faculty ratio is less than 5 to 1. No more than 24 singers will be accepted into the program.

Tuition of $1,200 includes all instruction, housing and three meals a day.

A limited number of scholarships are available to eligible applicants.

Your application must include a current head shot, two letters of recommendation, resume of education and performance experience and a short biography.

Your application must also include a $35 application fee, payable to “Foothills Opera Experience”.
You can send a check with your application by regular mail or you can pay your application fee online and email us your application and materials.

This fee is not refundable for video auditions but will be refunded if a live audition is not granted.

You can choose a Live Audition or an On-line Audition. Live auditions will be held in February and March of 2018 in New York, Binghamton and Oneonta, New York. Whether you choose a Live Audition or an On-line Audition you are required to prepare to sing 2 contrasting arias and 1 art song.


Download the 2018 Application

You can send your application and fee via USPS mail, or you can email your materials to us. See the application for full details.


Pay the $35 Application Fee online




Pay the $1,200 Tuition Fee Online

If you are accepted into the program, you can pay your $1,200 Tuition Fee here.