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 have currently been postponed.

 

At this moment, live auditions have been cancelled, and we plan to move to online audition submissions.  Information on this is forthcoming and will be posted soon. 

For more information, contact Bethania Baray via email or at 901.202.4537.
Click here to learn more about auditions.


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
  • 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:         July 6 - 17, 2020
Times:  
       9:00AM – 2:00PM weekdays, final performance the evening of Friday, July 17
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 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
  • 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:         July 6-18, 2020
Times:
       12:30PM – 6:30PM weekdays, final performance on the evening of Saturday, July 18
Location:
   Clark Opera Memphis Center
Cost:
          $400 per student
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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