The Opera Institute is an intensive, highly selective two-year performance-based training program for emerging operatic artists. Up to 12 individuals are accepted into the program each year through a process of national audition and recruitment. Each Institute member receives full tuition and stipend. The Institute also serves as the Center of Opera Training for Vocal Performance degree candidates where students share training and casting opportunities.
Through our Professional Curriculum Model, singers have the opportunity to participate in two Mainstage productions with a full orchestra, a Fringe Festival of significant one-act operas, and outreach programs.
A professional faculty and renowned guest artists provide personal support and training in all areas pertinent to a career in opera—voice, acting, languages, movement styles, and business strategies. We emphasize the highest artistic standards, professionalism, career entry strategies, and networking.
Full Tuition and stipend are provided; some graduate assistantships are at times available. Auditions will take place Friday, April 4, 2014. The deadline to apply is April 1.