WHAT IS SOI?
Opera Modesto’s Summer Opera Institute (SOI) for teens is a conservatory level training program for youth artists graduating from 8th – 12th grades (with some flexibility – contact Opera Modesto to inquire about exceptions). The program consists of workshops designed to enhance self-confidence, leadership and performing skills. Classes include specialized vocal training, language pronunciation, performance skills, International Phonetic Alphabet, dance, drama, workshops by international guest artists and much more. The SOI concludes with a concert of staged operatic excerpts in four languages.
SOI 2022 FREE CONCERTS
The 2022 SOI Concerts will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 3:30 and 7:00 pm at the Modesto Junior College Recital Hall, 435 College Ave., Music Bldg Room 108, Modesto, CA 95350. Tickets are available here. *Please note – while the concerts are FREE – seating is limited. You must “purchase” and present your ticket to be admitted. Also, be aware that parking is strictly regulated. Plan on parking on the street or in a student lot. Cars parked in staff parking lots will receive a parking citation.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Enrollment for the 2022 Summer Opera Institute is closed.
We look forward to a wonderful program, welcoming many returnees and a exciting new youth artists from across the valley including two from San Jose.
WHEN IS SOI?
Classes are held in July and culminate in a Free Public Concert. This year’s program will be held at the Modesto Junior College Music Department and a staged concert featuring the SOI performers (in five languages) will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Modesto Junior College Recital Hall, 435 College Ave., Music Bldg Room 108, Modesto, CA 95350. Tickets are available here.
WHAT ABOUT SAFETY?
The safety and well-being of our staff, students and community is our top priority. Opera Modesto continues to monitor health recommendations regarding COVID-19.
DO I HAVE TO AUDITION?
Auditions are not required; however Vocal Placement is. The faculty will hear each participant for vocal range and skill levels prior to start of the program. Prior training in classical voice or opera is not required.
IS THERE A COST?
There is a $200 fee to attend SOI. This includes all coursework, music and a 2022 SOI t-shirt. Full and partial scholarships are available. No one will be turned away due to financial circumstances.
Contact Jewel Whitaker, Marketing & Development Manager at 209-523-6426 or email@example.com for more information.