CoOPERAtive Program

CoOPERAtive Program - 2023

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Deadline(s):
Recording: Received By Tue Feb 14, 2023

coop_w_tagline.jpgJuly 2 - July 21, 2023

PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING FOR AN AUDITION

For the 2023 season, we will be accepting recorded auditions for all applicants.

 

Director:  Susan Shiplett Ashbaker

The CoOPERAtive program provides three weeks of intensive training for the young singer and pianist.  The program is presented in cooperation and consultation with professionals in the field to help young singers/pianists build and strengthen their artistic toolbox.  We will help build upon existing skill sets, offer new tools for artistic expressivity and help the young singer find their focus in how to learn.  Crucial to the success of the singer is working in consultation with the singer's teacher, who will be called upon to help customize the program specifically for their singers.  CoOPERAtive will assess the strengths of all participants, nurture their talents and assist in their skill development.  Participantd receive private voice lessons, music, language and drama coaching, as well as classes in body work, diction, and drama.  Our focus is on musical style, performance techniques, dramatic presentation, language, diction, and body awareness.  Opportunities may be given to selected participants to serve as mentors to high school students in concurrent programs.

Please contact Susan Ashbaker at sashbaker@rider.edu with any questions regarding this application. For technical help, please contact help@yaptracker.com.

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Program Choice

For specific information about each level please visit: rider.edu/cooperative

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Video Audition

Young Artists: 3 Videos of contrasting language and style. 1 art song, 1 aria, and a 3rd selection of your choice; Pianists: 3 Videos - One Mozart aria with recitative, one Bel canto aria, one American aria) . It is requested that pianists sing with at least one of their submissions. Number of selections required: 3.

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Must be in original language. Number of selections required: 3.
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Artistic Affiliates

Please include at least one of each: your current voice teacher, (past voice teacher if applicable), musical coaches and stage directors.
Minimum number of selections permitted: 1. Maximum number of selections permitted: 4
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Other Training Programs

Maximum number of selections permitted: 4
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Do you know the IPA well enough to use it as a significant resource?

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We anticipate another fully in-person summer, with only the language/diction work over zoom. The cost of tuition will be $3100. There are scholarship opportunities. A deposit of $750 is due upon acceptance (by March 15, 2023) with subsequent payments made on April 15 and May 15. The fee for pianists is $2000. Housing is available for an additional fee (see website).
I would like to be considered for a scholarship. Please send an email to sashbaker@rider.edu to support your request.

Payment Details

Please note: all application fees are non-refundable.