Summer Opera Camps


Keep Singing in the Summer!

 

Summer Opera Camp

For talented high school vocalists (grades 9-12) from around the country, this exciting residential camp is held on the beautiful campus of Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota.

June 11-16, 2017

The opera camp includes:

  • Sessions in diction, acting and movement
  • Daily individual coachings with Minnesota Opera artistic staff
  • College, audition and career guidance

Led by Matt Abernathy, Alisa Magallón, Peter Schleif, Heidi Spesard-Noble and other Minnesota Opera Artists.

Location:

Shattuck-St Mary’s School 
1000 Shumway Drive
Faribault, MN 55201

Cost: 

  • $800 – if you sign up for an audition before March 15, 2017
  • $900 – if you sign up for an audition after March 15, 2017

Tuition includes all activities, room and board.

Questions:
Jamie Andrews, Community Education Director
612-342-9573, andrews@mnopera.org

Audition Information:

Recorded auditions for camp accepted until April 17.

Auditions will be held on Monday, April 17 from 6 – 8:30pm at the Opera Center, 620 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, MN. An accompanist will be provided. Auditioners must come prepared with one aria or art song. Please no jazz or pop. Additional repertoire is acceptable, but please contact Jamie Andrews at andrews@mnopera.org before the audition.

A $25 registration fee is required for all campers prior to auditioning. If accepted, fee will be applied to final tuition.

 

Opera Artist +

For currently enrolled college students.

June 11-16, 2017

Opera Artist + is a week-long residential summer camp for college-aged vocal performance, collaborative piano, and music education majors. The camp enhances your performance skills and gives you an understanding of the broader world of professional opera.

Sessions include daily one-on-one vocal coaching, movement classes, round-table discussions with professional artists and a mock audition. Others sessions look at the increasing importance of Teaching Artistry in the field of opera, such as professionalization of the TA field, and changing expectations of opera companies. Also covered are the growing opportunities for teaching in and out of school time teaching and the rapidly growing field of Creative Aging.

Instructors include:

  • Jamie Andrews: Education Director, Minnesota Opera
  • Dr. Vicki Fingalson: Associate Professor of Voice, University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • Alisa Magallón: Teaching Artist, Minnesota Opera

With additional Minnesota Opera artistic staff, guest artists and coaches

Location:

Shattuck-St Mary’s School 
1000 Shumway Drive
Faribault, MN 55201

Cost:

  • $700 – if you sign up for an audition before March 15, 2017
  • $850 – if you sign up for an audition after March 15, 2017 

Tuition includes all activities, room and board.

Scholarships available.

Questions:
Jamie Andrews, Community Education Director
612-342-9573, andrews@mnopera.org

Audition Information:

Recorded auditions for camp accepted until April 17.

Auditions will be held on Monday, April 17 from 6 – 8:30pm at the Opera Center, 620 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, MN. An accompanist will be provided. Auditioners must come prepared with one aria or art song. Please no jazz or pop. Additional repertoire is acceptable, but please contact Jamie Andrews at andrews@mnopera.org before the audition.

A $25 registration fee is required for all campers prior to auditioning. If accepted, fee will be applied to final tuition.

 

 

 

Sing Out! Children’s Chorus Camp

The perfect mix of fun and music for children in grades 3-6 (unchanged voices only).

June 19-22, 2017, 9am – 12pm

Campers will sing great children’s chorus music, learn healthy vocal technique and the fundamentals of acting. Get a taste of what it’s like to sing in the Minnesota Opera’s Children’s Chorus!

Instructors include:

  • Matt Abernathy: Project Opera Music Director, Minnesota Opera Children’s Chorus Master, and graduate from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
  • Alisa Magallón: Vocal Coach, is the Teaching Artist for Minnesota Opera, where she works with young singers throughout Minnesota. She maintains an active performance schedule, having appeared recently at Houston Grand Opera and Chicago Opera Theater.
  • Kathy Kraulik: Vocal Coach, serves as Project Opera’s accompanist. She plays annually at La Musica Lirica in Italy and is the official pianist for the Metropolitan Opera Regional Council auditions.

Location:

Minnesota Opera Center
620 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Cost: 

  • $250 – if you sign up before April 1, 2017
  • $350 – if you sign up after April 1, 2017

Scholarships available.

Questions:
Alisa Magallón, Teaching Artist
612-342-1604, amagallon@mnopera.org

 

Create an Opera Camp

For children in grades 3-6 (unchanged voices only). This camp is perfect for singers and non-singers alike who want to try something new!

July 10-14, 2017

Join us for this joyful and exciting summer music-making day camp for young people who like to sing! Create an Opera Camp is an incredible opportunity to experience what it takes to write, design, build, and perform an opera by creating their own masterpiece. Campers will learn about opera through hands on creation and get a sneak-peek at how Minnesota Opera puts together an opera.

Instructors include:

  • Matt Abernathy: Project Opera Music Director, Minnesota Opera Children’s Chorus Master, and graduate from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
  • Alisa Magallón: Vocal Coach, is the Teaching Artist for Minnesota Opera, where she works with young singers throughout Minnesota. She maintains an active performance schedule, having appeared recently at Houston Grand Opera and Chicago Opera Theater.
  • Kathy Kraulik: Vocal Coach, serves as Project Opera’s accompanist. She plays annually at La Musica Lirica in Italy and is the official pianist for the Metropolitan Opera Regional Council auditions.

Location:

Folwell School, Performing Arts Magnet
3611 20th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Cost: Free to children grades 3-6 currently enrolled in participating Minneapolis Public Schools.

Questions:
Alisa Magallón, Teaching Artist
612-342-1604, amagallon@mnopera.org