Donald and Donna Baumgartner Studio Artist and Summer Concert Residency 2019-2020 Program Information

The Florentine Opera provides both  summer and season-long, comprehensive artist-in-residence employment for talented singers beginning their professional careers, while serving the performance goals of the Florentine Opera Company. The Baumgartner Studio Artist Program allows promising singers experience and training to facilitate their professional growth in the opera art form. Each summer and production season, four singers (soprano, mezzo, tenor, baritone/bass) participate in these programs.

Baumgartner Studio Artist Program Basics

  • September 2019 – July 2020
  • Full-time artist residency
  • Baumgartner Studio Artists will perform supporting roles, and/or sing in the chorus, in the Florentine Opera’s main-stage productions
  • Featured in the subscription series concert
  • Baumgartner Studio Artists will also perform roles in the school tour production
  • Additional performances include, but are not limited to:
    • Performing at Florentine Opera community engagement events
    • Performing at Board meetings and various donor events throughout the season
  • Coach music with members of the Florentine Opera’s music staff
  • Baumgartner Studio Artists must be available to participate in the program for the entire length of the contract dates

Summer Concert Residency Program Basics

  • June and July 2019
  • Part-time artist residency (mandatory participation in all performances and coachings)
  • Perform at Florentine Opera community engagements events
  • Master class opportunities
  • Coach with the Florentine Opera’s music staff


  • Artists for either program receive a weekly stipend and furnished housing in a shared house. Each singer will be provided with his or her own private bedroom.

Application and Audition Information

Contact Information

  • For any questions, please contact Lisa Hanson, Director of Artistic Administration at