Summer Conservatory | Opera Memphis

Summer Conservatory

Opera Memphis presents the 17th annual

SUMMER CONSERVATORY

A PERFORMANCE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TALENTED MID-SOUTH YOUTH AGES 12 - 19.

Acceptance into the program is by audition only, and students are placed into either Session I or Session II based on vocal development.

 

Auditions for 2020 Sessions I & II will now be via online submissions only. Click HERE to download an audition form. Please read the audition form carefully and answer as detailed as you are able. We are currently exploring online teaching options as we want to continue to make this an excellent and valuable conservatory for students. Email all audition forms to Bethania Baray.  

 

SESSION I

Up to 25 students spend two weeks preparing various opera, operetta, and musical theatre scenes with a performance on the last evening. Each student is given a role (or roles) within the scenes, and the two weeks are spent in vocal coaching and staging sessions. Workshops are presented on various aspects of performance production. Special workshops include acting, training the voice, and pursuing opera as a career. The rehearsal process concludes with a fully staged performance in the evening of the final day of the Conservatory Session.

Dates: TBD (July 6-18 or July 20-Aug 1 or winter break)

Times: TBD

Location: Online

Cost: TBD

Ages:  12 – 18

SESSION II

Designed for aspiring opera singers who are considering pursuing voice performance in college, Session II enables up to 18 advanced students to hone their craft under the tutelage of talented instructors. Session II students are assigned a role (or 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. Special workshops include acting, training the voice, pursuing opera as a career, music history, diction, and personalized vocal coachings. The session concludes with a fully staged performance of scenes in the evening of the final day of the Conservatory Session.

Dates:  TBD (July 6-18 or July 20-Aug 1 or winter break)

Times:  TBD

Location:  Online

Cost:  TBD

Ages:  15 – 19

If you have questions about Summer Conservatory or auditions, contact Bethania Baray via email or at 901.202.4537.

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