How to apply: 

Only serious applicants should apply. 

Please fill out the 2019 application in its entirety. You can find it by clicking the 2019 Singer Application Icon. 

There are two ways to apply.  

Live Audition 

-Please fill out the application and submit it. 

 Send by mail the  $35.00 application fee.

Mailing address: (for fee)                                       


Professor John M. Koch                                  

13 Smokey Court                        

 Bloomington, Illinois


-Once we have received your completed application and fee we will send you a confirmation e-mail with audition time and details. 

Recorded Audition

Deadline: Monday March 11 

$35.00 application fee.

Please fill out the application and submit it.

Mailing address: (for fee)                                       


Professor John M. Koch                                

13 Smokey Court                          

Bloomington, Illinois


YOU MAY SUBMIT YOUR MIO 2019 AUDITION VIA THE FOLLOWING MEDIA to the following:                                  

E-mail address:
~ Attached file to e-mail (.MP3, .MP4A OR .WAV FILES ONLY!) 
~Personal website with viewable media
Please ensure that all mailed media are functional in Mac format OS X or higher!
Please offer two opera arias of contrasting style OR one aria and one art song of contrasting style.

Recorded applications are considered incomplete without an application and received application fee on file. 

For Live and Recorded Auditions

We strongly encourage you to submit/audition with an aria or excerpt from our season. If you are applying for a role in  La bohème please include an aria in Italian. If you are applying for a role in Die Fledermaus please submit an aria or art song in English.

Professional reference (for all applicants)
Please provide the name of a professional reference (studio teacher, opera director, voice coach, etc.) that you have worked with in the past year


Roles to be cast:

La bohème

Rodolfo, tenor 

Marcello, baritone

Schaunard, baritone 

Colline, bass 

Mimì, soprano 

Musetta, soprano 

Benoit, bass

Alcindoro, bass

Parpignol, tenor

Sergeants, bass/baritone


Children's Chorus

Die Fledermaus

Rosalinde, soprano 

Adele, soprano 

Ida, soprano 

Eisenstein, tenor/high baritone

Alfred, tenor 

Dr. Falke, baritone 

Dr. Blind, tenor 

Frank, baritone 

Prince Orlofsky, mezzo soprano 

Yvan/Frosch,  speaking roles 




Beautiful Bridegroom 2014

Beautiful Bridegroom 2014

Audition Dates 

Midwest Auditions

Chicago Auditions

Saturday November 17, 2018

12:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. 

@ First United Methodist Church

100 W. Cossitt Ave.

La Grange, IL 60521

$20.00 accompanist fee                              

Normal, IL Auditions

Saturday January 26, 2019

12:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. 

@ Illinois State University

Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall
400 West Beaufort Street

Normal, Illinois 61761

$20.00 accompanist fee

New York Auditions



Live auditions

Chicago: Thursday November 17

Normal, Il: Thursday January 24


The Bewitched Child 2015

The Bewitched Child 2015

Please note that the application fee and tuition payments are non-refundable. PERSONAL CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please pay with money orders, backed by a bank or credit card company, made out to MIOpera.