Identifying, coaching, and encouraging young talent
The Bayer Fund Artists-in-Training Program (AIT) is a nationally acclaimed program that identifies, coaches, and encourages promising young high school singers both on and offstage.
AIT doesn’t just build great artists through rigorous vocal training — it also sets participants up for success in any field by instilling confidence and lifelong lessons in goal-setting, hard work, and perseverance.
Every year, approximately 20 local students are selected through an open and free audition process. Over the past 30 years, AIT alumni have gone on to careers as professional performers, teachers, lawyers, engineers, public elected officials, founders of opera companies, and more!