Taos Opera Institute (TOI) was founded in 2007 by Mary Jane Johnson and Linda Poetschke and we are now taking applications for our 10th season!
28 singers will be chosen to participate in interactive sessions with distinguished guests and professional artists, focusing on competition psychology, performance anxiety, audition strategies, stage deportment, dramatic interpretation and vocal stability.
Our program centers not only on You, the singer, but YOU, the complete person. Every participant discovers physical awareness through daily fitness sessions including yoga, pilates, weight training, and varied cardio routines, including hikes through the gorgeous mountains of the Taos Ski Valley.
The serene European-like TOI mountain setting is the perfect place to explore yourself as a singer and performer.
Faculty this summer includes Teachers: Mary Jane Johnson, Linda Poetschke, Gordon Hawkins, and Stanford Olsen. Coaches: Jan McDaniel, David Wilkinson, Cheryl Cellon Lindquist, Robert Mills and Miah Im. Guest Faculty: Jon Skidmore, Eric Barry, Ann Baltz and Cynthia Stokes.