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Deadline March 15: Druid City Opera Workshop 2019


In need of an inspiring week or confidence building, sensible shop talk, new friendships and networking, and world class training? Consider the Druid City Opera Workshop, May 22-30, 2019 at the University of Alabama. Classes in acting, dance, improvisation, stage combat and other skills are combined with master classes, diction workshops and auditions clinics, all taught by a dedicated faculty under the leadership of Paul Houghtaling including Linda Lister, Amanda Johnston, Richard Masters, Kevin Chance, David Ronis, Dawn Neely and others. The week includes a mock audition panel with immediate feedback and ends with a dynamic scenes program that also showcases improvised staged combat scenes, monologues, demonstrations of acting techniques worked on during the week, and the polished dance combination learned and rehearsed through the program. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
Application deadline: March 15, 2019


“With all my heart, THANK YOU!  Each of us is coming away a better, more empowered singer and all-around performer. I will never forget Druid City.” — Bree Nichols, soprano, University of Georgia
“Druid City provided me with a new motivation to continue in this beautiful art form. This is a gem of a program with a spectacular faculty.” — Samuelle Reese, tenor, University of Oklahoma

“This was a life-changing experience. I greatly admire the level of organization of the program. Thank you for your energy and personality, Dr. Houghtaling.”  — Calebria Webb, mezzo-soprano, Wayne State University

“This opera workshop has exposed me to so many thing that I will continue to carry with me. Right from the beginning, I was welcomed as family.” — Hayden Keefer, baritone, Virginia Tech

“I honestly could not have asked for a better program to start my young artist experiences.  Dr. Houghtaling has created such a nurturing environment for young singers and given us the best faculty around.” — Cassie Warthen, soprano, Georgia Southern University

“My experience at Druid City is one I will never forget. All my friends, family, and teachers will hear about this program. I feel motivated and determined to utilize the tools handed to me from this program – to achieve my career goals, to hone my talents and be that well-rounded young artist – to market my craft well – to manage my time and finances effectively – to be the very best that I can be. Thank you for making this a possibility. — Danielle Watson, soprano, Alcorn State University

“I’m so grateful for this week and the opportunity to not only direct operatic theatre, but to do so with a group of singers and faculty who were kind and passionate about not just singing, but making magic onstage. Programs like theses are rare. Directors interested in opera and musical theatre, I highly recommend the Druid City Opera Workshop.” — Lauren Carlton, stage directing intern, MFA candidate, Texas Tech University

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