LA Opera’s HBCU Opera Career Comprehensive is open to students who are currently enrolled in or recent graduates of HBCUs.


In order to apply for the HBCU Opera Career Comprehensive, you’ll need to:  
  • Complete the official application (see the link below) 
  • Submit one video of a recent performance of a classical song or aria, in any language
  • Provide a 200-word personal statement that describes the following:  
    • Your experience 
    • Where you are in your development as an artist 
    • Your expectations of the HBCU Opera Career Comprehensive 
    • Your goals for the future 

Applications are now open and are due on June 7. Selected participants will be notified on June 21. Please note that you'll need to commit to attending all sessions of the program (see dates here). If you have any questions about your application, please contact us at

Click the button below to submit your application via the YAPTracker website.

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