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UCLA's Voice and Opera program attracts highly gifted, intelligent young singers from around the world. Rigorous auditions are held each year to select the most qualified candidates to fill an average of twelve positions.

Students enjoy a nurturing and stimulating atmosphere of mutual encouragement and support among their professors and peers, where the only sense of competition is against the international standard of excellence to which they will be held as professionals entering a challenging job market.

The outstanding achievements of our students in regional, national, and international performing organizations and competitions bear witness to the success of UCLA's approach to vocal training. UCLA's current and recently graduated students have appeared with such prestigious institutions as:

  • Metropolitan Opera (and the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program)
  • Metropolitan Opera Council Western Region and National Competitions (Grand Prize Winner, national finalists)
  • New York City Opera
  • Paris Opera Centre
  • San Francisco Opera (and the Merola Program)
  • Santa Fe Opera Festival
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago and Ryan Opera Center
  • Houston Grand Opera
  • Los Angeles Opera (and the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program)
  • Opera Theatre of St. Louis
  • Colorado Opera
  • Opera Pacific
  • Opera San Jose
  • Tanglewood Festival
  • Wolf Trap Opera
  • Center City Opera
  • Lake George Opera Festival
  • Aspen Festival
  • Pittsburgh Opera Center
  • Boston Opera Institute
  • Santa Barbara Music Academy of the West
  • Ojai Festival
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • New York Philharmonic
  • Cleveland Symphony
  • Boston Symphony
  • Disneyland, Tokyo Disney, and Disney California Adventure
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Broadway original cast members
  • Marilyn Horne Foundation Vocal Competition
  • Jose Iturbi, Seoul (Korea), and Jenny Lind International Vocal Competitions
  • Glimmerglass Opera Festival
  • Pittsburgh Symphony
  • Caramoor Festival
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Opera Orchestra of New York
  • Sarasota Opera
  • Alice Tully Hall
  • Ravinia Festival
  • Milwaukee Symphony
  • Liederkranz Foundation Vocal Competition
  • National Symphony
  • Dallas Symphony
  • Atlanta Symphony
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Chicago Symphony
  • The Barbican Centre
  • Ojai Festival
  • Colorado Music Festival
  • Opera Boston
  • Adelaide Festival
  • Cleveland Orchestra
  • New York Philharmonic
  • Baltimore Symphony
  • Phoenix Symphony
  • BBC Symphony
  • The Lucerne Festival (Switzerland)
  • Loren Zachary Society Vocal Competition
  • Lotte Lenya Vocal Competition
  • Music Academy of the West
  • Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale (soloist)
  • Collegiate Chorale of New York (soloist)