Bethesda Summer Music Festival

Combination of Master Classes, Music Coaching, Performances, and Opportunity to hone one’s craft with amazingly gifted practitioners and teachers.

Master Class Professors

  • Patricia Miller (GMU) for Art Songs, Opera, and Musical Theater
  • Ron Gretz ( Annapolis Opera), for Mock Audition and Competition process
  • Leah Hawkins (WNO YAP & MET), How to audition for the Young Artist Programs
  • Javier Array (Metropolitan Opera), Interpretation and Improvisation
  • Jan Fox (Four Time Emmy Winner), How to Speak on Stage??
  • Kyle Pfortmiller ( Metropolitan Opera), for Opera and Musical Theater
  • Robert Ainsley (Director, Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafrtiz Young Artist Program)

Location: Bethesda Presbyterian Church, The corner of Clarendon Road and Wilson Lane, one block from Old Georgetown Road)

Performances throughout the Summer

Daily Master Classes
Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 22, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Art Songs Recital
Saturday, June 22 at 5:00 PM

Opera to Pop Concert
Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 PM

Andrew Llyod Webber –Musical Marathon
Friday, June 28 at 7:30 PM

W.A. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Saturday, June 29 at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Production Team

Nonna Kaler-Slutsky: Conductor, Lee Kimball: Stage Director
Steve Bertino and Mijail Tumanov: Music Director
Amy Keesun Kwon: Music Coach, Li-ping Hsiao: Production Manager
Mira Yang: Artistic Director

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