Investing in our future…
PS Opera Guild offers its FREE education outreach summer program, OPERAtunity to Coachella Valley secondary students in summer 2023. OPERAtunity is a unique program for high school classical vocal training. Industry professionals, composers, singers, librettists, and an accompanist come together for OPERAtunity. OPERAtunity is a ten-day summer program that allows choral students to explore the OPERA art in depth with professional singers using interactive lessons on vocal, performance techniques culminating in a final showcase, thereby embedding many of the California Music Standards.
This music program will take place June 2023 at the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory. The workshops are college level and aimed at career preparation for students interested in exploring a career either as singers or in the administrative world of classical music. The program is open to students from Gr. 9 thru age 21 with daily interactive workshops from 1pm to 5pm.
- Email your application to Laurie@palmspringsoperaguild.org
- If you require assistance filling out the application form, we are happy to assist you. Email your Name, the Coachella Valley High School you attend, your current grade and email address to Laurie@palmspringsoperaguild.org. Allow 48 hrs. for us to respond to your email.
During the intensive, students are assigned at least one solo piece and one ensemble repertoire that introduces them to the concepts and techniques inherent to classical vocal performance (breath support, diction, practice/time-management, stage presence, historical context, and modern developments). Throughout the daily workshops, students work one-on-one with the professional opera faculty preparing for a Community Showcase at the end of the program. Students will improve vocal and performance techniques, research and prepare opera selections, and be provided an opportunity to possibly be awarded Vocal Training the following year.
> Submit an application – click the link above
> Download/print a copy of the application. Fill it out and email or mail to PS Opera Guild. (Laurie@palmspringsoperaguild.org. Mail PS Opera Guild PO Box 5022, Palm Springs, CA 92263) by March 15, 2023
> Submit an audio/video clip performance of a musical selection (see application)
> Tips for making audio/video clip (mpv4) – your smart phone or computer cameras work fine for making the video. Email the clip via computer to Laurie@palmspringsoperaguild.org
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We are seeking sponsors for OPERAtunity. Please visit our Sponsor/Donate page on the website or call 760.325.6107