Open to Singers, Pianists, Conductors and Directors. Our training program was developed to help young artists fine tune their unique skills. The mission is to provide affordable training to developing singers while providing accessible and high quality performances to our community. At Chicago Summer Opera we offer training in role preparation, vocal technique, dramatic preparation, audition technique, stage movement and diction. This year, in addition to the main stage shows, the program will offer a weekly staged scenes program with piano. The session culminates with two concert/semi-staged performances with orchestra at the end of each session.
Recording: Received By Tue Dec 13, 2016
Weekly private voice lessons. The student has the opportunity to go over audition material and roles. Major advantages include networking, a new perspective and fine tuning their instrument.
The student has the opportunity to go over audition material and roles. Major advantages include fine tuning language, musical and dramatic abilities.
A chance to witness or take part in workshops conducted by professionals such as conductors, directors, voice teachers and opera stars.
An opportunity for the students to break down their roles or audition material from a dramatic perspective.
A workshop built around the unique factors of auditioning.
Students learn to prepare their bodies for performances.
Weekly Scenes Program
Students prepare staged scenes with our resident director. There will be a scenes program at the end of each week.
Performing a Role With Orchestra.
An invaluable experience that is the culmination of all the artistic factors that go into performing an opera.
Pianists will play for voice lessons, mainstage rehearsals and master classes. Pianists will be paid a stipend of $550 per week.
Assistant Stage Director
Stage directors will assist in scene staging, dramatic preparation class and audition workshops. Tuition will be waived.
Conductors will assist in main stage productions, master classes and conduct scenes in the program. Tuition will be waived.