Summer Opera Camps

Keep Singing in the Summer!

ALL JUNE CAMP DATES ARE CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19.

 

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.

June 21-26, 2020

ALL JUNE CAMP DATES ARE CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19.  We are exploring possibilities for rescheduling in August.  Check back for details, or contact msadeghpour@mnopera.org

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 Mitra Sadeghpour, Pablo Siqueiros, Sara Sawyer, Emily Urban, and other Minnesota Opera Artists, and U of M Faculty.

 

Location:

Minnesota Opera Center
620 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Cost: $800 – If you sign up for auditions before Monday, March 16 2020
$900 – If you sign up for auditions after Monday March 16 2020

Tuition includes all activities, room and board. (*Scholarships are available.) Contact Jamie Andrews at andrews@mnopera.org for more information.

Instructors include:

  • John De Haan: Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Jane Giering-De Haan: Affiliate Faculty, University of Minnesota
  • Mitra Sadeghpour: Program Director of Project Opera, MN Opera
  • Sara Sawyer: Acting Coach and Teaching Artist, MN Opera
  • Pablo Siqueiros: Teaching Artist, Minnesota Opera
  • Emily Urban: Collborative Pianist, Voices of Opera, MN Opera
  • Adriana Zabala: Associate Professor – Voice, UMN Program Director, University of Minnesota
  • Philip Zawisza: Assistant Professor – Voice, University of Minnesota

Questions:
Mitra Sadeghpour, Education Director
612-342-9597, msadeghpour@mnopera.org

Audition Information:

For your convenience, recorded auditions received by Monday, March 16, 2020. Late auditions will be considered if openings remain.

To sign up for your audition, go to mnopera.org/camps, click “Sign Up For An Audition” and fill out registration form. You will be emailed a confirmation once registration is received.

Live auditions will be held on Monday, March 16 from 6-8pm at the Minnesota Opera Center (620 N. 1st St., Minneapolis). An accompanist will be provided. Those who audition, must come prepared with one song to be accompanied by piano as well as one aria or art song, preferably memorized.

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.

June 21-26, 2020

ALL JUNE CAMP DATES ARE CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19.  We are exploring possibilities for rescheduling in August.  Check back for details, or contact msadeghpour@mnopera.org

 

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
  • 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:

Minnesota Opera Center
620 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Cost:

  • $700 – if you sign up for an audition before March 16, 2020
  • $850 – if you sign up for an audition after March 16, 2020

Tuition includes all activities, room and board.

Scholarships available.

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


Sing Out! Summer Camp for Elementary Students

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

June 15-18, 2020 | 9am – 12pm

ALL JUNE CAMP DATES ARE CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19.  We are exploring possibilities for rescheduling in August.  Check back for details, or contact msadeghpour@mnopera.org

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

Instructors include:

  • Rebecca Blackwell: Teaching Artist, MN Opera
  • Mitra Sadgehpour: Education Director, MN Opera
  • Sara Sawyer: Teaching Artist, MN Opera
  • Emily Urban: Vocal Coach, MN Opera

 

Location:

Minnesota Opera Center
620 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Cost: 

  • $250 – if you sign up before March 20, 2020
  • $350 – if you sign up after March 20, 2020

Scholarships available.

Questions:
Mitra Sadeghpour
612-342-9597, msadeghpour@mnopera.org

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