Summer Conservatory

Summer Conservatory

Opera Memphis presents its 14th year of Summer Conservatory!

 

Acceptance into both Sessions I and II is by audition only and is open to students ages 12-19. Accepted students are placed into a session based on vocal development.  Auditions will be held in the spring at the Clark Opera Memphis Center.  Audition dates are to be determined, and acceptance is by audition only. Places are limited. 

Contact FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Vernon Di Carlo: vernon@operamemphis.org / 901.202.4537

 

Session I

Up to 25 students spend two weeks preparing a complete production with a performance on the last evening.  In 2016, students performed the The Impressario: Dueling Divas, an original production by Morgan Beckford, using the music of Mozart’s famous opera.  Each student is given a role or roles within the show, and the two weeks are spent in vocal coaching and staging sessions. Workshops are presented on aspects of production. The rehearsal process concludes with a fully staged performance.

Dates:         June 12 – 23, 2017
Times:  
       9:00AM – 2:00PM weekdays
Location:
   Clark Opera Memphis Center
Cost:
          $300 per student
Ages:      
     12 – 18

 

Session II

Designed for aspiring opera singers who are considering pursuing voice performance in college, Session II enables up to 18 students to hone their craft under the tutelage of talented instructors. Session II students are assigned at least two roles in various opera, operetta, and musical theatre scenes. Participants rehearse the scenes in an atmosphere similar to an opera workshop, giving them a taste of a college level workshop process. They receive vocal coaching from a talented staff of voice instructors. Special workshops include acting, training the voice, and pursuing a career in opera. The session concludes with a fully staged performance of scenes.

Dates:         July 10 – 21, 2017
Times:
       9:00AM – 4:00PM weekdays
Location:
   Clark Opera Memphis Center
Cost:
          $400 per student
Ages:
         15 – 19