Virtual Summer Camps

Minnesota Opera’s Summer Opera Camps are here! Virtual camps for High School, Middle School, and Elementary School with Minnesota Opera Teaching Artists are now open for enrollment! 

 

Camp Options

 

Use Your Voice! High School Camp  (grades 9-12) 

August 3-6, 9am-4pm (optional evening events)

For enthusiastic High School singers from around the country!  We have updated this program to include skill-building in movement, acting, and voice training as well as sessions on finding your voice as an artist, creating an artist statement, and building a final project that reflects YOU as a person and performer.  If you like to sing, this camp is for you! 

Register by 5pm on Friday, July 31. 

 

Find Your Voice! Middle School Camp (grades 5-8)

August 10-13, 1pm-4pm 

In this brandnew camp, middle school students who are interested in singing and performing will find just what they need!  Strengthen your singing voice and expand your acting skills, all while creating memorable performances by sharing what makes YOU unique! Kids with any amount of experience are welcome! 

Register by 5pm on Friday, August 7. 

 

Sing Out! Elementary School Camp (grades 2-4)

August 10-13, 10am-noon

The perfect mix of music and fun!  Campers will explore the basics of opera by learning healthy singing techniquecreative movement, and acting and improvisation. Get a taste of what it’s like to sing in Minnesota Opera’s Project Opera! No experience necessaryall kids welcome! 

Register by 5pm on Friday, August 7. 

 


Meet the Teachers

Mitra Sadgehpour

Mitra Sadgehpour

Director, Voice

Sara Sawyer

Sara Sawyer

Acting

Rebecca Blackwell

Rebecca Blackwell

Performance/Project Coaching

Pablo Siqueiros

Pablo Siqueuiros

Artist Development

 


Tuition

Tuition for this summer’s Virtual Camps are Pay What You Want. The suggested tuition contribution is $125, but all students are welcome to register regardless of financial contribution.  

Audition 

No audition is required!  If you would like to submit a recording or video prior to the camp to receive feedback from our staff, you may do soat least two members of our teaching faculty will provide constructive feedback on your performance. 

For Use Your Voice! HS camp, please bring one prepared song to campYour song should be whatever you feel most comfortable singing and showcases your voice best. If you have questions about the appropriateness of your song, please email msadeghpour@mnopera.org.  If you would like us to make you a piano track recording of your song to practice and perform with, email Mitra Sadeghpour  (msadeghpour@mnopera.org) to set up a time to talk about the song (tempo, etc.) and we’ll make you a recording! 

Participation will require a device with a stable connection to the internet and room to move.  All materials will be supplied by Minnesota Opera. 

Our Teaching Artists have over 40 years of teaching experience at all levels of age and experience, and we have carefully designed these virtual camps to encompass both skillbuilding and exploration, all while meeting new people and having fun! 

You may contact Camps Director Mitra Sadeghpour (msadeghpour@mnopera.org) to ask about late registration. You will be added to the camp if there are open spots available. 

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