Butler Opera Center Young Artists Program


The Butler Opera Center Young Artist Program is designed to provide advanced vocal training for high school juniors & seniors, and college freshmen & sophomore singers. Our goal is to prepare young singers for voice auditions, admission, and successful integration to nationally recognized music programs. This intensive three-week program meets every Monday and Thursday in June to engage students in a variety of classes, lessons, and performance opportunities. The program culminates with performances.

BOCYAP meets two days per week.  The curriculum will include individual voice instruction and classes related to the art of singing, including diction classes, song and aria interpretation, dance and the science behind vocal production. There will also be courses designed to prepare young singers for the application and audition process of undergraduate music schools and professional young artist programs. These courses range from instruction on how to dress, learning skills that are tested on entrance and diagnostic exams and a mock audition with professional and personal feedback. At the end of the program, students will perform in a Solo and Opera Scenes Concert that will exhibit what the student has learned throughout the program.


  • Monday, June 11 / Thursday, June 14, from 9am to 6pm
  • Monday, June 18 / Thursday, June 21, from 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday, June 23, 9 am to 6 pm Dress Rehearsal
  • Monday, June 25, 9 am to 6 pm Dress Rehearsal
  • Thursday, June 28, 5 pm to End of Performance (ca. 10 pm)

Cost – $750.00

Following acceptance into the program, payment and all required forms are due May 11, 2018 .


Scholarships will be decided at the scholarship auditions on dates that will be announced in the spring. If you have questions please email bocyap@gmail.com.

  • Saturday, March 17, 1-3 PM (MRH 2.106)
  • Saturday, April 21, 1-3 PM (MRH 5.138)

Auditions will be held at the Butler School of Music on The University of Texas at Austin Campus. We will provide information on directions and parking upon application completion.

Repertoire: One aria or art song chosen by the singer.

*If you are unable to audition on these dates, please contact us about an alternative audition time – bocyap@gmail.com

Audition results will be announced prior to May 1, 2018.

Registration will open at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

Registration is for those going into the 11th and 12th grade as well as all college/University students.  For those auditioning for parts and/or scholarships, you will receive email notification of your part and/or award after April 3, 2017.  Please remember to Register if you haven’t done so already.

Students are responsible for transportation to and from the University of Texas Butler School of Music, and any associated parking costs. Students will also be responsible for wearing appropriate dress at the mock audition class and the Scenes/Solo Concert. Admission to the performance will be free of charge.


Anderson High School – Austin, Texas

Austin High School – Austin, Texas

Bowie High School – Austin, Texas

LASA High School – Austin, Texas

McNeil High School – Austin, Texas

McCallum High School – Austin, Texas

Westlake High School – Austin, Texas

Westwood High School – Austin, Texas

Austin Community College – Austin, Texas

UT Austin Butler School of Music – Austin, Texas

Booker T. Washington High School – Dallas, Texas

Nolan High School – Fort Worth, Texas

North Crowley High School – Forth Worth, Texas

Georgetown High School – Georgetown, Texas

Southwestern University – Georgetown, Texas

Granbury High School – Granbury, Texas

Interlochen Arts Academy – Interlochen, Michigan

Katy High School – Katy, Texas

Kingwood High School – Kingwood, Texas

Lockhart High School – Lockhart, Texas

Marble Falls High School – Marble, Texas

Oberlin College Conservatory – Oberlin, Ohio

Hendrickson High School – Pflugerville, Texas

Cedar Ridge High School – Round Rock, Texas

Vista Ridge High School – Round Rock, Texas

Claudia B. Taylor High School – San Antonio, Texas

Judson High School – San Antonio, Texas

University of Texas at San Antonio – San Antonio, Texas

San Marcos High School – San Marcos, Texas

Texas State University – San Marcos, Texas

Temple High School – Temple, Texas

Waco High School – Waco, Texas