Syracuse Opera launched its Resident Artists Program during the 2008-09 season. Designed to bring opera to the broader community, the program is the cornerstone of Syracuse Opera's education and outreach programming. Three to four singers and one pianist are "in residence" in Syracuse at varying points during the mainstage season. They perform at numerous venues including schools, senior living facilities, and other civic and community organizations.
This program is currently being re-evaluated to identify best practices to enhance young performers experiences, increase community exposure and co-exist with a changing business environment.