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The Red River Lyric Summer Festival has two tracks of study:

Young Artist Program

For more advanced students and professionals. Singers admitted to this program will sing roles in the productions, in addition to being invited to participate in master classes and other training opportunities.

Studio Program

For all singers looking to broaden their skills and prepare for auditions in a nurturing yet intensive environment. Participants will understudy roles and sing chorus in the staged productions. Master classes and lessons are an integral part of this program.

Application Deadline

Application deadline is March 1, 2019. You will be notified of acceptance by April 1, 2019.

How to Apply

Please fill out the Google Form using the link below. If you have any trouble using the form, email us redriverlyric@gmail.com.

Application Fee

The application fee of $30.00 can be paid via PayPal. 
Applications will not be considered until the fee has been received.

Tuition & Fees

Young Artist Tuition: $2,450
Studio Artist Tuition: $ 2,050

Scholarships are available but limited.  Please indicate need for assistance in your application email.

Please pay the aforementioned application fee of $30.00 with submission of your materials.
Deposit of $500 is due upon acceptance of assignments and is non-refundable.
The full tuition must be paid by June 1, 2019.


Once accepted, to cancel your registration, please contact us at: redriverlyric@gmail.com. If cancellations are not made before May 1, 2019, the full registration fee is incurred. Stop payment of a check does not constitute a formal cancellation. There is a return check fee of $30.00 for all stop payments and returned checks. 


Housing for the program includes campus insurance and linen service. Food is available (but limited) on campus for an additional cost.  

The Midwestern State University dorms provide single bedrooms with shared living space (2 residents). Each living room is equipped with a refrigerator and microwave. There is a kitchen available for use in the lobby of the building.

Internships Available


Aspiring stage directors, designers and stage managers are encouraged to apply.  There is no tuition for this program.  The interns will participate in the workshop, assist the directors and coaches, and have possible directing responsibilities supervised by workshop staff. Lighting designers will assist in the design of all performances.  

There is no tuition for this program.  Housing is included. To apply for this program, please email us at:  redriverlyric@gmail.com

Collaborative Piano Internship

Pianists will accompany rehearsals and lessons.  This is a great way to build repertoire and develop a performing and teaching résumé!  Some interns may be involved in scenes performances and staging rehearsals. 

There is no tuition for this program. Housing is included. To apply for this program, please email us at:  redriverlyric@gmail.com

RRLO Chamber Orchestra

Positions Available. Contact RedRiverLyric@gmail.com.