SOI Enrollment is now Closed.
WHAT IS SOI?
Opera Modesto’s Summer Opera Institute (SOI) for teens is a conservatory level training program for youth artists graduating from the 8th to 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.
HOW DO I ENROLL?
Enrollment for Opera Modesto’s 2023 Summer Opera Institute is now closed. Please check back next summer.
WHEN IS SOI?
Official classes will be held July 17-21 and 24-28, 2023 from 9 am to 5 pm (in person). The Modesto Junior College Music Department will host the SOI on most of those days. Individually scheduled sessions consisting of vocal, musical and pronunciation training will be held from mid-June, both in person and on Zoom.
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 $250 fee to attend SOI. This includes all coursework, music and a 2023 SOI t-shirt. Full and partial scholarships are available. No one will be turned away due to financial circumstances.
IS THERE A PERFORMANCE?
The 2023 Summer Opera Institute holds a free public performance at the end of the program. The staged concert is scheduled for the evening of July 28, 2023. Location TBA.
Contact Jewel Whitaker, Marketing & Development Manager at 209-523-6426 or email@example.com for more information.