This program offers coaching, along with diction, interpretation, improvisation, movement, dance, and master classes. Participants may also take part in Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera musical theatre scenes, opera scenes, an Opera to Pop concert, and a Lieder Abend. The program ends with two main productions of The Sound of Music and Cosi fan tutte (Italian). All roles will be double cast.
When: Program dates: June 18 through July 1, 2018
Live audition date: Saturday, March 10, 2018.
You may send in mp3/Youtube format by Wednesday, February 28th.
To secure the major roles, we encourage the early applications.
Where: Bethesda, MD (Washington DC-Metro area)
Who: College-age and Young Professionals. Talented High School Students interested in age appropriate participation
Costs: Application fee: $40. Program cost (tuition): Non-Refundable after April 1st, 2018
Lead roles: $1,000, Supporting: $800, ensemble only: free
Housing: Will not be provided by the festival, information/help available upon request. Preference will be given to students who do not need housing assistance.
Aid: Limited scholarship and financial aid is available.
Apply early for best consideration.
Sample Day’s Schedule
2:45 pm – Check In.
3:00 pm – Guest-Artist Event/Master Class.
5:00 pm – Short Break/Dinner.
5:15 pm – Music Coaching for Opera/Staging Rehearsal for Musical.
7:50 pm – Short meeting with Faculty/Break.
8:00 pm – Music Coaching for Musical/Staging Rehearsal for Opera.
10:00 pm – Participants released.
Each individual schedule will be different depending on participation.
Sample Special Events Schedule for Singers
Monday: Body Movement with Singing with Mira Yang
Tuesday: Technical Proficiency Master class with Prof. Miller
Wednesday: Audition Technique class with Ron Gretz, Annapolis Opera
Thursday: Mock Audition with Joseph Walsh, Lyric Opera Virginia
Friday: Mock Audiiton with Kyle Pfortmiller, Metropolitan Opera
Monday: Master Class: Monologue with Lee Kimball
Tuesday: Performance Technique with Guest Teacher
Wednesday: Vocal Health Seminar with Guest Pedagogue
Thursday: Vocal Pedagogy Class with Guest Pedagogue
Friday: Audition Technique class with Guest Executive Opera Director
Mater Classes schedule for 2017. Flyer
The wide variety of topics and presenters made for a
great summer of growth in my singing.”
Brendan Sliger, Festival Participant, 2007