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The Bauer Family High School Voice Studio

Bauer Family High School Voice Studio

The Bauer Family High School Voice Studio’s mission is to identify and nurture high school students who exhibit extraordinary potential and are interested in pursuing vocal performance at the collegiate level. The BFHSVS guides aspiring students to find healthy means of vocal technique and artistic expression and all-around achievement within a rigorous and supportive environment.

Apply to the Bauer Family High School Voice Studio

Applications will be available January 15, 2021 and will remain open until April 4, 2022. To apply, you must be a rising junior or senior for the 2022/2023 school year. 

Video submissions are required when submitting applications. You must submit a video link featuring two different selections in the application. Otherwise, your application will not be considered for the second round of auditions.

Additionally, applicants are required to submit two (2) recommendation forms (with optional letters of recommendation to support) with their application. Please send the recommendation form to your recommenders and have them email it along with their letter to by March 25, 2022. Download recommendation form HERE

Appropriate Repertoire to Use for Your Audition. Students should consult with their current private voice teacher or choir director when selecting their music. Suitable repertoire can be found on the University Scholastic League’s prescribed music list at:  In addition, musical theater pieces written in the golden-age style (before 1970) or solo versions of spirituals or religious hymns may be appropriate for singers who have not studied privately. All pieces should be accompanied by piano and performed from memory.


Please scroll down to view the current classes’ HSVS Masterclass sessions


Class of 2022

      • Victoria Cerda, Soprano - Senior, Eisenhower High School
      • Yerim Colin, Baritone - Junior, Tomball Memorial High School
      • Lindsay Feldman, Soprano - Senior, Morton Ranch High School
      • Jackie Hickman, Soprano - Senior, Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
      • Luisa Iero, Mezzo-Soprano - Senior, St. Agnes Academy
      • Morgan Lane, Soprano - Senior, Cinco Ranch High School
      • Nicholas Mathew, Baritone - Senior, Shadow Creek High School
      • Elena Oliveira, Soprano - Senior, Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
      • Samantha Pape, Mezzo-Soprano - Senior, Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

Bauer Family High School Voice Studio Students Receive:

      • 24 private voice lessons with recognized, Houston-area college voice faculty.
      • Monthly masterclasses with HGO mainstage artists or artistic staff.
      • Significant financial assistance with travel for college auditions.
      • Development of a College Audition Toolkit: Guidance with identifying the best school “fit” for each student, audition techniques, text interpretation, application assistance, professional-quality video to use for preliminary auditions.
      • Two free tickets to each HGO mainstage dress rehearsal.

The Bauer Family High School Voice Studio is generously sponsored by:

Ruth and Ted Bauer Family Foundation
C. T. Bauer Foundation
Houston Grand Opera Guild Endowment Fund in memory of Ann Craft

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