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OPERA CRU Application

OPERA CRU was founded in 2005 by Director, George Hogan. It is an intensive training program for the young opera singer, similar to an opera studio or a young artists program. OPERA CRU is an elite vocal ensemble which specializes in “Arts in Education.” Their outreach through their annual children's opera has reached tens of thousands of elementary students. 

In addition to this application, please provide two letters of recommendation and compose an essay (500-1000 words) describing who you are and why you would like to become an opera singer. 

Mail or email your essay and letters of recommendation to

George Hogan
UMHB Box 8012, 900 College St.
Belton, TX 76513

Deadline for application submission is one week before your audition.

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OPERA CRU Audition Requirements

  1. Solo performance
  2. Sight-reading
  3. Interview

Please bring two selections to perform, (Opera Aria or a Classical piece and a Musical Theatre Selection).  An accompanist will be provided, although you may use your own accompanist if you prefer.

The OPERA CRU audition dates are February 25 (for prospective students) and March 3 and 4 (for prospective and current students).  Once your application has been submitted, you will be contacted to determine a specific time for your audition.  If you cannot make these dates, another audition can be arranged. If you are planning on majoring in music, be sure to complete the separate scholarship audition form for your music scholarship.