Filene Young Artists

Meet the 2017 Filene Young Artists

Ben
Edquist
baritone

Mackenzie
Gotcher
tenor

Jonas
Hacker
tenor

Summer
Hassan
soprano

Alasdair
Kent
 tenor

Madison
Leonard
soprano

Alexandra
Loutsion
soprano

Nicholas
Nestorak
 tenor

Richard
Ollarsaba
 bass-baritone

Shea
Owens
baritone

Zoie
Reams
mezzo-soprano

Annie
Rosen
mezzo-soprano

Megan
Mikailovna Samarin
mezzo-soprano


Anthony
Robin Schneider
bass

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Kihun
Yoon
baritone

About the Filene Young Artist Program

All principal roles in Wolf Trap Opera productions are performed by the singers selected as Filene Young Artists (FYAs). FYAs are at an interim point between academic training and full-time professional careers. They have recently finished graduate or professional degree programs from the top music schools in the country and have often participated in year-long young artist companies or summer apprenticeships. Many of them have already won prestigious awards and are on their way to significant careers. Approximately 15-20 singers are chosen annually from an initial pool of approximately 800 applicants.

If you are just beginning graduate study or haven’t done any of the paid young artist residency programs, it’s probably too early to be competitive. Conversely, if it has been more than 2 years since you were last involved in an academic or full time young artist program, you have already moved beyond the reach of our program.

Looking for audition information? Start here.