Join the 2019 SOI! No experience or prior opera training required.
If you are a serious vocalist, or would like to be a serious vocalist, you qualify!
2019 SOI Dates: July 22-August 2, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (no weekends).
- Final public performance, August 2, 7:00 pm (Free Admission)
Who is Eligible: Teen vocalists who are currently in the 8th-12th grades.
Tuition: $150, paid in advance. Full or partial scholarships available.
- Similar programs in California cost $1,500-8,000!
Sign-ups: To be placed on the Sign-Ups Contact List, please contact Jewel Whitaker:
Opera Modesto Office: 209-523-6426 Email: email@example.com
Auditions: Every vocalist who signs up for the SOI must perform an audition for the SOI faculty, to determine vocal range and skill level, so that the proper SOI vocal repertoire can be selected. The auditions are not competitive and should include a classical art song in a foreign language, if possible (such as would be learned for Honor Choir).
The 2019 Summer Opera Institute for Teens will be a University/Conservatory level vocal, acting and performance training program that includes opera and language workshops, dramatic preparation, music theory, International Phonetic Alphabet training, movement classes, and individual voice coaching sessions by acclaimed professionals. The 2019 SOI will also include the workshopping part of the newly commissioned youth opera, Aesop’s Fables, the Operatic Mash-Up, by Dr. Deborah Kavasch and Linda Bunney-Sarhad, which will receive its full world premiere in the 2020 SOI.
Additional performance opportunities during the 2019-20 Season may be available for some or all of the 2019 Summer Opera Institute participants.