Summer Opera Camps

Keep Singing in the Summer!

 

Vocal Artist Program

For talented high school vocalists (grades 9-12) from around the country, this exciting residential program is held on the campus of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

July 8-14, 2018

The week includes:

  • Sessions in diction, acting and movement
  • Daily individual coachings with Minnesota Opera artistic staff and U of M Voice faculty
  • College, audition, and career guidance

Led by Matt Abernathy, Pablo Siqueiros, Danielle Ricci, other Minnesota Opera Artists, and U of M Faculty.

Location:

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
100 Ferguson Hall
2106 4th St S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Cost: 

  • $800 – if you sign up for an audition before March 16, 2018
  • $950 – if you sign up for an audition after March 16, 2018

Tuition includes all activities, room and board.

Questions:
Jamie Andrews, Community Education Director
612-342-9573, andrews@mnopera.org

Audition Information:

Recorded auditions for camp accepted until April 23.

Auditions will be held on Monday, April 23 from 5:30-8pm at the Opera Center, 620 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, MN. An accompanist will be provided. Auditioners must come prepared with one aria or art song. Please no jazz or pop. Additional repertoire is acceptable, but please contact Jamie Andrews at andrews@mnopera.org before the audition.

Please note there is an audition registration fee of $25. If accepted, this fee will be applied to your final tuition.


 

Opera Artist +

For currently enrolled college students.

July 8-14, 2018

Opera Artist + is a week-long residential summer camp for college-aged vocal performance, collaborative piano, and music education majors. The camp enhances your performance skills and gives you an understanding of the broader world of professional opera.

Sessions include daily one-on-one vocal coaching, movement classes, round-table discussions with professional artists and a mock audition. Others sessions look at the increasing importance of Teaching Artistry in the field of opera, such as professionalization of the TA field, and changing expectations of opera companies. Also covered are the growing opportunities for teaching in and out of school time teaching and the rapidly growing field of Creative Aging.

Instructors include:

  • Jamie Andrews: Education Director, Minnesota Opera
  • Dr. Vicki Fingalson: Associate Professor of Voice, University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • Pablo Siqueiros: Teaching Artist, Minnesota Opera

With additional Minnesota Opera artistic staff, guest artists and coaches

Location:

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
100 Ferguson Hall
2106 4th St S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Cost:

  • $700 – if you sign up for an audition before March 16, 2018
  • $850 – if you sign up for an audition after March 16, 2018 

Tuition includes all activities, room and board.

Scholarships available.

Questions:
Jamie Andrews, Community Education Director
612-342-9573, andrews@mnopera.org


 

Sing Out! Children’s Chorus Camp

The perfect mix of fun and music for children in grades 3-6 (unchanged voices only).

June 25-28, 2018: 9am – 12pm

Campers will sing great children’s chorus music, learn healthy vocal technique and the fundamentals of acting. Get a taste of what it’s like to sing in the Minnesota Opera’s Children’s Chorus!

Instructors include:

  • Matt Abernathy: Project Opera Music Director and Minnesota Opera Children’s Chorus Master.
  • Pablo Siqueiros: Teaching Artist, Minnesota Opera
  • Kathy Kraulik: Vocal Coach, serves as Project Opera’s accompanist. She plays annually at La Musica Lirica in Italy and is the official pianist for the Metropolitan Opera Regional Council auditions.

Location:

Minnesota Opera Center
620 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Cost: 

  • $250 – if you sign up before April 1, 2018
  • $350 – if you sign up after April 1, 2018

Scholarships available.

Questions:
Matthew Abernathy
612-342-1604, mabernathy@mnopera.org

 

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