Filene Young Artists

Meet the 2016 Filene Young Artists

J’nai
Bridges
mezzo-soprano
J'nai Bridges
Timothy
Bruno
bass
web_Timothy Bruno
Ben
Edquist
baritone
web_Ben Edquist
Mane
Galoyan
soprano
web_Mane Galoyen
Jonas
Hacker
 tenor
web_Jonas Hacker
Summer
Hassan
soprano
web_Summer Hassan (2)
Alasdair
Kent
tenor
web_Alasdair Kent
Sarah
Larsen
 mezzo-soprano
web_Sarah Larsen
Will
Liverman
 baritone
web_Will Liverman
D’Ana
Lombard
soprano
web_D'Ana Lombard
Clarissa
Lyons
soprano
web_Clarissa Lyons
Richard
Ollarsaba
bass-baritone
web_Richard Ollarsaba
Kerriann
Otaño
soprano
Amy
Owens
soprano
web_Amy Owens
Shea
Owens
 baritone
web_Shea Owens
Brenton
Ryan
 tenor
web_Brenton Ryan
Reginald
Smith, Jr.

baritone
web_Reginald Smith Jr
Kihun
Yoon
baritone
web_Kihun Yoon
Yongzhao
Yu
 tenor
web_Yongzhao Yu (1)
Christian
Zaremba
bass-baritone
web_Christian Zaremba

 

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.