Stage Director Internship

NOA Stage Director Intern 2014

Email application materials to on or before October 15, 2013


NOA is pleased to announce the newly formed opera stage director internship. The recipient will work with a distinguished veteran of opera stage direction during an opera scenes workshop, young artist program or opera production. The internship is scheduled for summer 2014.

Applicant Qualifications

An applicant must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in music or theatre. The person selected will have experience in stage direction and stage management. The intern will be near the beginning of his/her professional career as a stage director with a sincere interest in opera and working with singers.

Application Requirements

Emily Martin
Emily Martin, 2013 Stage Director Intern,
at work with Paul Houghtaling

All completed application materials must be sent ELECTRONICALLY to and must be received on or before October 15, 2013.

1. Completed application form:

2. Résumé. Save the file as 2014Intern-LastName-FirstName-Resume.DOC or PDF).

3. Two recommendation letters from college teachers or other opera directors specifically addressing the applicant's experience. Save the files as 2014-Intern-LastName-FirstName-Rec1.DOC (or PDF) and 2014-Intern-LastName-FirstName-Rec2.DOC (or PDF).

4. A brief essay (3-5 paragraphs) addressing the applicant's experience and theatrical experience being sought by the applicant and professional goals. Save the file as 2013-Intern-LastName-FirstName-Essay.DOC (or PDF).

5. A video recording of opera scenes or opera production stage directed by the applicant. Video materials must be submitted electronically via the web (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, or a personal website). Please include with your electronic application a separate file with active web links to your work.

The intern will be responsible for some expenses. Email Dr. Reg Pittman for additional information:

2013 Stage Director Intern: Emily Martin

I wanted to thank you so much for the opportunity you gave me with Paul Houghtaling and the Druid City Opera Workshop through the NOA Directing Internship.  It was an incredible experience and I was very thankful to have been a part of Paul’s wonderful program.  The talented singers were very prepared so staging and working with them was rewarding and exciting.  Paul was a great mentor – always available and willing to talk but at the same time letting me explore and express my ideas in my staging.  The collaboration between all of the faculty could not have been more supportive.  I feel as if I have made wonderful connections with these colleagues and I look forward to working with them all again in the future.

Thank you again for this opportunity.  It was truly wonderful.

Emily Martin-Moberley

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