Summer Opera Camp

Keep singing in the summer!

The deadline for recorded auditions for all opera camps has been extended to May 11. 

Grades 3–8: Children’s Chorus Summer Camp

June 9–11, 2015 for unchanged voices only.

A joyful, exciting summer music-making experience for young people who like to sing.

Children’s Chorus Summer Camp is an incredible opportunity to learn about singing and perform amazing operatic children’s chorus music. Campers have fun while learning healthy vocal technique. Led by Dale Kruse, Music Director of Project Opera and Minnesota Opera Children’s Chorus Master.

Day camp (9am-12pm) located at the Minnesota Opera Center. Cost: $350.


Grades 9–12: Summer Opera Camp

For talented high school boy and girl vocalists from around the country, this exciting residential camp is held on the beautiful campus of Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota.

June 14–19, 2015

The opera camp includes:

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

Led by Dale Kruse, Music Director of Project Opera and Minnesota Opera Children’s Chorus Master.

Cost: $900 (includes room & board)

Contact Jamie Andrews at 612-342-9573 or for more information.


Opera Artist +

June 14–19, 2015 for currently enrolled college students.

Where do I go after you graduate from college? How do I share my love of opera beyond the stage? Opera Artist + (plus) is a new week-long residential summer camp for college-aged students to refine their craft and explore what it means to be an opera artist in the twenty-first century. Sessions will include daily one-on-one vocal coaching and movement sessions, round-table discussions with professional artists, and a mock audition. Other session will look at the increasing important and diverse role of Teaching Artistry, including teaching opportunities both in and out of the classroom and the growing field of creative aging.

Instructors include Minnesota Opera’s Education Director Jamie Andrews and other Opera artistic staff, in addition to guest artists and lecturers.

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

Cost: $900 (includes room & board)

Scholarships available.