GAC in Opera

UNT Opera launches a Graduate Artist Certificate in Opera for Singers

The University of North Texas College of Music is offering a new track to its Graduate Artist Certificate (GAC), which is a non-degree program providing an intensive, two-year period of post-baccalaureate study in music performance. The Graduate Artist Certificate (Opera) is a performance-centered, two-year program for advanced singers who are seeking to round out their vocal, musical and dramatic training as they prepare themselves for a professional career in opera.

The program will accept approximately four highly-developed students a year to form a core group of 8 – 10 singers. The course is expected to offer:

  • Performance Opportunities: 2 role credits per year (UNT Opera produces three fully-staged mainstage operas a year with orchestra in its own theater plus concert operas and scenes programs).

  • Scholarship Opportunities: UNT Opera students benefit from generous scholarship endowments with scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $15,000. All students who are accepted into the GAC program are guaranteed a minimum $1,000 scholarship a year which also entitles them to in-state tuition rates (currently around $8,000) offering significant savings over many other institutions.

  • Voice Teachers: UNT has an exceptional group of teachers of all voice types with international professional opera experience at the highest levels

  • Opera faculty: all students receive individual attention to help them hone their craft from internationally renowned stage director Jonathan Eaton and music director Dr. Stephen Dubberly.

  • For more information, please contact Jonthan Eaton or Stephen Dubberly directly.

Application Deadlines:

We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until all live audition spots are full and closed. Those unable to attend a live audition or for whom no live audition spots are available, may submit a final audition recording through Monday, February 26, 2018.

Questions regarding the admission process should be directed to