Lindemann Young Artist Development Program
The goal of the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, founded in 1980, is to nurture the most talented young artists through training and performance opportunities.
The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program uses the Met's unique resources to identify and educate young singers and coach/pianists for major careers in opera. To meet the individual needs of each young artist, the Program provides specialized training in music, language, dramatic coaching, and movement from the Met's own artistic staff and invited master teachers. Along with an annual stipend for living expenses, the Program also funds private lessons with approved teachers from outside the Met staff. In addition, Program participants have access to rehearsals for all Metropolitan Opera productions. Participants are offered a position with the Program for a period of one year with annual renewal for up to three years for singers and two years for pianists. During this period, the young artists’ engagements in and outside of the Met are at the consent of the Artistic and Executive Directors.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013–14 season auditions. The application deadline is February 1, 2013. Auditions and admission decisions are made on an ongoing basis throughout the season. Most current and past participants have either won a major competition, received a degree in music from a noted music school or have had at least one professional contract with an opera house.