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Stretch body, mind, and soul: The Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute 2018


Registration deadline fast approaching!


The Complete Singer-Actor:
Professional Development for Singer-Actors, Directors, and Coaches

June 24 to July 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN

The Wesley Balk Opera/Music-Theater Institute is unlike any other professional development program in the country. Now in its 41st year, the Institute builds upon the basic skills of singing, acting, and moving, and unifies these essential musical and theatrical components into integrated performance. The intensive three-week session features an outstanding staff of instructors who create a stimulating and challenging environment, providing respectful observation, support, and instruction by focusing on individual growth instead of competition or comparison. Since its inception, the Institute has had a profound impact upon hundreds of diverse participants who have found its concepts applicable to all styles of performance, ranging from traditional opera to Broadway musicals to new and experimental music-theater.

Participants say: “This training thoroughly immersed me into musical and theatrical choices that made me a more complete performer • It offers invaluable tools for developing the 21st century singer-actor in a supportive environment with an expert, experienced staff of professionals • It was informative, brilliant, and fun • Unique, mind-opening challenges in an environment that is so welcoming of exploration and play • It provided me with a space and the support to fully investigate my personal artistry • This is not a musical theater bootcamp; this is not an opera intensive; this is not a dance workshop; this is about how to become an artist • The Institute made me love and trust my instrument again • The whole program is well-integrated and a great value! • I’ve been stretched body, mind, and soul • I'm ready to embrace new challenges and situations full of imagination, creativity, sensitivity and an acceptance of myself I’ve never had before • It truly changed my entire way of thinking!”

$1,800 for non-Minnesota residents; $1,600 for Minnesota residents


Download your registration form at or call us at 651-298-9913 for more information.

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