International Lyric Academy
Application Check List
Resume: Your educational/professional resume
Current Photo: digital file or print photos, headshots preferred.
Candids are fine
Reference: One letter of reference - include recommender’s
information: name, organization, position, title, telephone, e-mail
Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $35
payable to “Viterbo Artemusica”
Technical Apprentice Program Application: return page 3 of
--You will be contacted to schedule your interview upon
receipt of your completed application
--Materials may be emailed as attachments or via US Mail
--Application Deadline (postmarked) is March 15, 2007
Materials should be sent to Ila Office in USA:
ILA c/o Saltnote Studio
2292 Westwood Drive
Waldorf, MD 20601
or emailed to:
ILA Internships are an exciting opportunity for young professionals! As an ILA
intern you will be able to network with professionals and emerging artists from
around the globe in beautiful Viterbo, Italy. Internationally known and acclaimed
artists, musicians, and directors an integral part of Italy’s stellar opera festival!
ILA produces 7 fully staged operas with orchestra, as well as multiple recitals,
master classes, choral programs and scene operas.
PROGRAM DATES: The program begins July 10 and ends August 1st, 2007.
Interns need to arrive in the Rome airport the morning of July 10th .
HOUSING, MEALS & TRANSPORTATION: Academy full tuition includes all
classes and accomodations at the marvelous renowned Domus La Quercia. All
rooms have a bathroom and include daily maid service and breakfast. Single
occupancy rooms are available for an additional $300 and must be reserved at the
time the first deposit is due. Lunch and dinner are also included.
In addition to room and board, your tuition includes transportation to and from the
airport, daily Italian lessons and an incredible opportunity to hone your craft in ‘il
centre del monde’! (The center of the world)
TOURS: Rome, Florence, Bolsena, Civita di Bagnoregio, Bomarzo.
INSURANCE: All participants must have health insurance in effect during the
time period of the Academy. The ILA can recommend a travel insurance company
should you need assistance.
TUITON: Once you have accepted, your first payment of $1500 is due no later
than April 1, 2007. Your second payment, of $1000 , is due May 15, 2007.
Tuition does not include air fare.
ILA Interns work directly with department managers and staff, receiving hands-on
training in either administration or technical theatre. Internships are vital staff positions
at this internationally recognized program acclaimed for its innovative programming
and strong business acumen. Interns work directly with department managers and staff,
receiving valuable hands-on training in administration or technical theatre. Interns take
leadership positions on apprentice projects throughout the season, and are directly
involved in regular season productions.
o Intern Administrator
Excellent opportunity for emerging professionals in arts management . Assist
company directors in producing ILA productions. Observe and assist in preparing
rehearsals, program, recitals and master classes as needed. Assist organization and
maintenance of high-volume office.
o Arts Administration
Observe rehearsals, maintain communication with artists, designers and others, assist
in research and development of specific projects and routine clerical functions.
Respond to mail or phone inquiries about casting or other employment opportunities,
maintaining files and correspondence. Initiate contact with contracted artists,
providing hands-on facilitation of all transport and housing requirements. Provide
contact to the professional staff with ongoing communication, manage multiple
projects and deadlines.
Gain career entry experience in marketing, public relations, local national and
international media relations; graphic design and layout of ads, programs, displays
and promotional pieces; single ticket and subscription audience development through
direct mail, print, broadcast, telemarketing and e-marketing; special events promotion
and outreach efforts; write press releases, program copy and promotional material.
Hone interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.
Serve as assistants to visiting costume designers, pull rentals, coordinate production
paperwork and research. Become an integral part of a resident design/build team.
Portfolio-building opportunities to design productions throughout the season.
Journeyman and intern positions available.
Participate directly in an international fundraising programs, raising more than $1.5
million annually. Learn the fundamental skills of building board and donor relations
and gain experience in the research, solicitation and acknowledgment of a diverse
community of donors - from government grants, foundations and individual
contributions to major corporate sponsorship and fundraising events. Summer,
semester and season internships are available.
o Festival Management
The Festival intern position is responsible for coordinating events and projects, travel
and lodging for national and international guests. Manage volunteers. Produce
publications and flyers, coordinate exhibits, merchandise displays and festival events.
Work with prop designers and artisans on a variety of projects including furniture
construction and finishing, welding, reupholstering and soft goods, crafts, painting,
paper goods, stock organization and research. Portfolio-building opportunities to
o Scenic Artistry
Learn about scenic painting techniques and materials. Assist the Scenic Charge or
Artist in painting and any other processes to achieve a finished product for each
production. Work with resident designers and guest artists on multiple projects.
o Stage Management
Work side by side with professional stage managers, directors, singers and actors. Be
involved in the entire rehearsal and performance process for mainstage productions.
Work with visiting companies and directors. Serve as production stage manager for at
least one production
o Technical Direction
This position is designed as a real-time overview of all technical aspects of
production in a major theatre. Learn to manage multiple shows in rotating rep,
research and develop special projects in conjunction with technical management, and
construct precision scenery in accordance with design drawings. Assist in the
development, installation and maintenance of scenery while learning to resolve
challenges in the mechanical and structural aspects of moving scenery and motion
Design hair/makeup for productions. Shopping needed for the shows. Supervise
Chorus and Supernumerary makeup. Wig styling and maintenance. Hair Styling as
needed. Present for all rehearsals and performances, training sessions and prep days.
Immerse yourself I a production company. Shoot rehearsals, productions and special
events, digitally edit film, working with images in Photoshop or Aperture and filling
artists' photo orders. Edit and produce CD’s. DVD’s as needed. ILA’s schedule places
many tight deadlines on the photography department and is a demanding role. Must
have own equipment. Familiarity with basic photographic and videography
techniques, as well as knowledge of scanning equipment is needed. Additional
training on specific equipment will be provided as needed.
International Lyric Academy
International Lyric Academy
c/o "Viterbo Artemusica"
Via Cavour 57- 01100 Viterbo ( Italy )
TECHNICAL APPRENTICE PROGRAM APPLICATION
City ___________________________________ State __________ Zip _____________
Home Phone (_____) ______________________________________________________
Cell Phone ( ____ ) _______________________________________________________
Date of Birth:____________________________________________________________
Degree Program:__________________________ Major:__________________________
Anticipated Graduation Date__________________________ G.P.A.________________
Do you speak Italian? ___Yes ___ No
If yes, ___Beginner ___Intermediate ___Advanced
LIVE AUDITION/INTERVIEW DATES
I prefer the following date: (Check One)
o I need to schedule a video conference interview
o San Francisco, March 2, 2007
o Los Angeles, CA, March 4, 2007
o Waldorf, MD, March 7, 2007
o New York City, March 9, 2007
Interns are selected by application and interview with ILA staff. It is possible in many cases to arrange
course credit with the intern’s academic institution.
To afford our interns optimal opportunities to develop and test newly developed skills, ILA requests that
each intern complete a series of production assignments individually tailored to each student’s skills and
professional goals as part of the International Lyric Academy Production Team. Interns will receive one or
more production assignments in their primary areas of interest.
My three primary areas of interest are: (Select from list below)
Intern Administrator Festival Management
Costumes Scenic Artistry
Stage Management Hair/Makeup
Technical Direction Photography/Videography