Cabaret Fellows Programs - August 2-12, 2017

Cabaret Fellows Program

A select group of individuals are provided with an intense course of study. With two master artist classes daily, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, the Fellows work with expert music directors to prepare for public performances during the conference, and are also encouraged to experiment and sing nightly at the conference's open mic sessions. Master classes with visiting artists are also incorporated into the course.

PLEASE NOTE: The application materials below reflect the 2016 application process and are for reference purposes only.

Only complete applications will be considered, which includes 1) an application form 2) application fee of $35 and 3) video audition.

To apply, please download the Preplist [PDF or MS Word] and then proceed to the Application

The Cabaret Fellows Program costs $3,500 USD and includes tuition, room, and board.

*Applications for the Cabaret Fellows Program will be accepted March 27 - May 1*


Junior Fellows Program

The Junior Cabaret Fellows Program offers select middle and high school students an opportunity for professional vocal instruction, movement, and hands-on artistic guidance in the art of performance.

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center invites young talents ages 12-18 to audition for the Junior Fellows Program, under the direction of Brad Simmons. Junior Fellows will have two weeks of master classes and performance opportunities alongside the O’Neill’s professional guest artists at the Cabaret & Performance Conference, under Artistic Director, Grammy and Emmy Award winner, John McDaniel.

The Cabaret Junior Fellows Program costs $1,000 USD and includes tuition and meals.


Auditions for the 2017 Junior Fellows will be in held in Waterford, CT on Saturday, March 25, or by video submission, with a deadline of April 1, 2017.

> Learn more and Schedule a Junior Fellow Audition


Sunshine_small_web.jpgThree-time Cabaret Junior Fellow Braiden Sunshine and 2015 semi-finalist on NBC's The Voice!, says of his time as a Junior Fellow,

"The junior fellows program is an amazing learning experience that leaves you so much more confident in yourself than when you came in. I have participated several years and I can tell you it's hard but so much fun. You will learn from the masters in the industry and make life long friends. The director, Brad Simmons, is amazing, he will get more out of you than you ever knew you had. I love the Jr. Fellows program at the O'Neill, I would highly recommend it to any young singer who wants grow in their craft. I have had some of the best times of my life there.

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