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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 
ghogan@umhb.edu

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OPERA CRU Audition Requirements

  1. Completion of the online OPERA CRU audition form
  2. Submit an essay (500-1000 words) describing who you are and why you wish to become a member of Opera Cru
  3. Music performance (prepare and sing an opera aria/classical piece and a musical theatre selection)
  4. Sight-reading (sight-reading music will be provided at the time of your audition)
  5. Interview (a brief talk with the Director)

Once your essay and application have been submitted, you will be contacted to determine a specific time for your audition/interview.  If you will be singing a scholarship audition for the Music department (scholarship audition form) you need only submit the OPERA CRU audition form and your written essay.