July 19 – 30, 2021
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). 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.
WHEN IS SOI?
Official classes will be held July 19 – 30, 2021 from 9 am to 5 pm (TBA – in person, hybrid or on Zoom). Individually scheduled sessions consisting of vocal, musical and pronunciation training will be held prior to July 19th. SOI concludes with a staged concert (TBA – Friday, July 30, or Saturday, July 31st).
WHAT ABOUT SAFETY?
The safety and well-being of our staff, students and community is our top priority. With that in mind, SOI will probably take place online via Zoom. However, Opera Modesto continues to monitor health recommendations regarding COVID-19. If safety guidelines allow, classes may be held in-person as well as on Zoom. The concert will be held outdoors in-person or filmed outside depending upon protocols at that time.
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.
IS THERE A COST?
There is a $200 fee to attend SOI. This includes all coursework, music and a 2021 SOI t-shirt. Scholarships are available, and nobody will be turned away due to financial circumstances.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Deadline extended: Applications due by midnight, April 15, 2021. Click here to apply.
Contact Jewel Whitaker, Marketing & Development Manager at 209-523-6426 or email@example.com for more information.
SOI Filming Outside – Summer 2020
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