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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 on January 18, 2023, and will remain open until March 18, 2023. The second, and final round of auditions will be in person by invitation on April 22, 2023.


Video submissions are required when submitting applications. You must submit a video link via YouTube or Vimeo featuring two different selections in the application. Otherwise, your application will not be considered for the second round of auditions. Questions regarding applications may be directed to Dr. Lisa Vickers, BFHSVS manager, at

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, 2023.

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 past HSVS Masterclass sessions.

Class of 2023

      • Brennan Ellsworth
      • Alessandro Gucciardi
      • Gwendolyn Goetz
      • Yueheng Gao
      • McLain Weaver
      • Nikolas Theriault
      • Olivia Gonzales
      • Sydney Gibson
      • Yerim Colin
      • Ugochukwu Obudulu

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.


BFHSVS Masterclasses and Recitals are open to the public for the 2022-2023 season!

To attend a BFHSVS masterclass, please register through the form below by 12 PM on the Thursday before the class.

We WILL NOT admit community members who do not register before the deadline. 

2022-2023 BFHSV Masterclasses:

  • Sunday, September 11, 2022; 2pm to 5pm
  • Sunday, October 2, 2022; 2pm to 5pm
  • Sunday, December 4, 2022; 2pm to 5pm
  • Sunday, February 5, 2023; 2pm to 5pm
  • Sunday, March 19, 2023; 2pm to 5pm
  • Sunday, April 16, 2023; 2pm to 5pm

View past masterclasses via the links below:

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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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