Red River Lyric Opera



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


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.


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, 2024. You will be notified of acceptance by May 1, 2024.

Applications may be accepted after the deadline in some cases. Casting will begin January 15 and will be ongoing until all roles are cast.

How To Apply

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There is a $5.00 application fee on YAP tracker (our application platform) that may be paid with a Credit Card.

Applications will not be considered until the fee has been received.


Housing for the program includes campus insurance and linens. (Linens by request only) 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.


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:


Aspiring stage directors, designers and stage managers are encouraged to apply.
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:



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