Young Artists’ Preparatory Program (YAPP)

The Young Artist’s Preparatory Program is Cincinnati’s premiere youth apprentice program designed for exceptional vocal performers between 15 and 18 years of age (high school sophomore, juniors and seniors) and taught exclusively through the Musical Arts Center.  One of the only high school opera programs in the country, the nine month program is designed to develop and enhance the individual young vocal performer through improvisation, mock auditions, movement, musical preparation and dramatic interpretation in a small ensemble setting.  Auditions are usually held in late summer.  The program begins in October and concludes with an annual Showcase in June.  Please call the MAC office for any additional information.

YAPP Auditions are being held:

  • Wednesday, September 13th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 17th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 19th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

AUDITION DOCUMENTS: Please read the Introduction Letter for audition/program requirements and have the required documents(*) prepared to turn in at your audition appointment.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Audition Form*
  3. Audition teacher recommendation form (NEED 2)*
  4. Optional: Resume
  5. 17-18 YAPP Calendar – TENTATIVE


The 2017 YAPP Opera Scenes Showcase

2017 Showcase Poster New.jpg


2016-2017 Documents

16-17 YAPP Calendar

Congratulations to our accepted YAPP Students! Please view the documents below

YAPP Accepted Student Packet

  1. Welcome Letter
  2. Policies and Procedures
  3. Student Contract

Before the Show Information

  1. YAPP Near the Show Letter 2017
  2. YAPP Ticket Letter
  3. YAPP Ticket Selling Contest



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