Introducing the New Era Voice Festival — Artistic Autonomy and Creative Courage for Singers in a New Era.

Introducing the New Era Voice Festival — Artistic Autonomy and Creative Courage for Singers in a New Era. We at the M Institute for the Arts are proud to present a month of online workshops, masterclasses and live-streams with some of the most innovative thinkers in the industry. All of our offerings are centered on tools for singers wanting to find more power — as both artists and business people. Reject the passive voice and claim your autonomy as an artist in a new era.

Published Wed Jul 1, 2020
NOW ONLINE: The Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute 2020!

NOW ONLINE! Now in its 43rd year, the Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute builds upon the basic skills of singing, acting, and moving, and unifies these essential musical and theatrical components into integrated performance. With the health and safety of our participants and staff as our top priority, this year's Institute will be presented online. We have condensed the crucial elements into a two-week (10 day) session, July 10 to July 31. Tuition is $700. Visit us at Past participants say: “This truly changed everything about what I thought classical music could be • I feel reconnected with my performance spirit • I have been revolutionized as a performer • This is where you go to find your creative soul again!”

Published Thu Jun 25, 2020
Corso d'Opera 2020: Deadline extended to 6/15!

Corso d'Opera offers a unique opportunity for young singers to develop their skills in all aspects of the profession. Extended Deadline: 15 June 2020.  In 2020 cost of courses-travel-room & board for those eligible are totally covered by Corso d’Opera, thanks to grants from FondazioneCRFirenze, Comune Cortona and SIAE-MIBACT Progetto PerChiCrea. Teatro Carlo Felice Genova has partnered with Corso d’Opera to realize a production in the next seasons with students selected in Corso d’Opera Masterclass. New Deadline: 15 June 2020

Published Sat May 30, 2020
POVAI 2020 VIRTUAL SUMMER: Study with FRITTOLI and much more!

Study with BARBARA FRITTOLI, two LA SCALA maestros, the teacher of Piotr BECZALA & Elina GARANCA, as well as the heads of Vocal Studies and Master Vocal Coaches at CURTIS, YALE, & AVA! This is an incredible group! You will simply will not find another opportunity this summer anywhere in the world, with this most supreme level of concentrated Technical Voice Training! Come on a VIRTUAL journey with us to discover the true Italian Technique with our Master Voice Experts and so much more! Join us for all 4 weeks (July 20 – August 15, 2020) or choose the week(s) you wish to attend! Discounted pricing offered. NO Application Fee! Auditors welcome! Deadline July 1st. Apply Now!

Published Fri May 22, 2020
Summer Festival Cancelled? Join Opera Project Columbus's VIVA Festival 2020

Was your summer festival cancelled? Join us for the VIVA Festival! The Virtual Intensive Vocal Academy presented by Opera Project Columbus provides an opportunity for opera singers continue to work on their craft remotely with internationally-renowned faculty. These five classes will address far more than singing, focusing on practical aspects of a singer's career. The instructors—Ed Bak, Wendy Taucher, Giuseppe Filianoti, Devon Cass, and Emilio Pons—will give each give an hour-long class on topics such as the music of language, creating characters, details of Italian text and recitative, visual presentation, and tricks for auditioning in Europe. For more information and to apply, visit the Opera Project Columbus website.

Published Wed May 20, 2020
The Eurasia Festival Virtual Opera Institute 2020: deadline May 29

The Eurasia Festival Virtual Opera Institute will offer singers from all over the world a unique opportunity to study roles from Tchaikovsky’s operas.   Auditions are NOT required. Please submit a form of interest.   The study program includes:   ·Group diction classes via Zoom ·Individual coachings via Zoom (Please note: All piano accompaniment will be pre-recorded and sent to singers for use during coachings) ·Total Fee: $500 per session (4 weeks) ·Optional: Post COVID-19, run through your role with Maestro Sydykov at Eurasia Cultural Center in NYC. This option is good through May 2021 and is contingent on health and travel regulations.    Role study sessions and repertoire:   Eugene Onegin - June 3-28; Iolanta - July 1-26; Pique Dame - August 5-30.

Published Mon May 18, 2020
Balance Arts Center's Online Summer Intensives 2020: weekly programs begin June 1

Discover how to optimize your full singing potential, refine your artistry, and bring your whole self to the present moment with Balance Arts Center's Online Summer Intensives based in the Alexander Technique.  Join us this summer for weeklong intensives that are designed for singers who want to deepen their understanding and embodiment of the Alexander Technique and take their craft to the next level. Through multidisciplinary group work and private sessions you will get a big-picture understanding of how the AT process can help you grow in every aspect of your life and art form. Choose from over 30 internationally renowned singers and vocal coaches to study with privately and in group classes.

Published Sat May 16, 2020
International Lyric Academy 2020: Applications still accepted

International Lyric Academy in Italy 2020, Celebrating 26 years in operation, is announcing the next round of auditions through United States. Please apply online at Full Opera productions include Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi by G. Puccini and The Old Maid and the Thief by G. Menotti. We offer also Opera Marathon with Orchestra, Opera Scenes Program, Musical Theater Program, Ensemble Program, Concert Program, Italian lessons, Voice lessons, Master Classes and much more! Come to immerse yourself in a full experience of Italy!!

Published Mon Mar 30, 2020
Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival 2020: Apply now!

Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival now in its 7th season, offers the most advanced and complete training.  5 weeks of training in the heart of the Mediterranean on the island of Sicily with conductors, coaches and voice instructors from The Metropolitan Opera, ROH Covent Garden, and Vienna Staatsoper.  Performing a major role with orchestra (La Boheme, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi) completes the intensive training, giving participants a complete learning experience.  June 21-July 27.

Published Thu Mar 26, 2020
2021 Linda and Mitch Hart Institute of Women Conductors (HIWC) at The Dallas Opera: Apply Now!

Women Conductors from around the world are invited to apply to the sixth residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute of Women Conductors (HIWC) at The Dallas Opera. This year's residency will take place in Dallas from February 8 to February 19, 2021. The program will include hands on conducting opportunities with the Dallas Opera Orchestra, masterclasses with Emmanuel Villaume and Nicole Paeiment, and seminars with prominent leaders in classical music and opera. For more information please visit our website at

Published Wed Mar 25, 2020