Young Artist Programs for Singers

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Angela Musliner as Frasquita, Lydia Piehl as Mercédès, Corey Arnold as Le Remendado, Daniel Thielman as Le Dancaïre, & Amelia Daigle as Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen (2014) – Photo by Ed Ellis Ellis Photo

2017 Application Deadline: October 30, 2016

Click here for the Application form for all Singer Programs listed below.

Singer Programs

Ten-Day Program for Singers

The Ten-Day Intensive Program is designed to offer participants an opportunity to experience the intensive environment for which Opera NUOVA has garnered an esteemed reputation in a shorter program.

For ten days, 12 hours per day, participants will receive instruction in creative process, acting, Alexander Technique, and movement. The schedule includes mini-master classes, coachings and private lessons with esteemed faculty and dedicated teachers. The program culminates in the first concert of the NUOVA Opera & Music Theatre Festival.

Program Dates: May 11 – 21, 2017

Five-Week Opera Apprentice Program for Singers

This five-week intensive Apprentice program focuses on developing vocal technique and skills in acting and movement. It is designed for young artists in their undergraduate or first-year Masters’ degrees with limited role experience. With a focus on skill development, artists in this program will receive private voice lessons, classes in acting, Alexander Technique, Dance, Professional Artist Development classes and dialect coaching, specifically in High British.

Participants in this program will be assigned performance roles in the NUOVA Festival’s Gilbert & Sullivan production and perform as chorus in the first Six-Week Program’s mainstage production. Please note the Gilbert & Sullivan production is accompanied by piano only.

This program is an ideal way to develop performance skills and learn what is required to gain placement in a full mainstage performance program.

Program Dates: May 15 – June 18, 2017

Six-Week Program for Singers

Designed for Canadian singers, who are of advanced standing with considerable previous training, this six-week intensive program is a must for those who wish to focus on further developing technique while simultaneously working on their performance skills. This comprehensive program provides instruction in creative process, acting, movement, Alexander Technique, diction, language and vocal interpretation taught by distinguished faculty who are experts in their field. Our guest teachers, who are internationally recognized artists, give daily mini-master classes, public forum master classes and private voice lessons and professional development seminars.

In addition to classes, private coachings and lessons, this program provides artists with the opportunity to learn and perform a complete role in a fully-staged and orchestrated opera. The Intensive Program mirrors a professional experience in that singers are expected to prepare their role prior to arriving. Music and staging rehearsals begin on the first day of the program.

Students attending the following universities may be eligible to receive course credit for participating in this program:


Program Dates: May 20 – July 2, 2017

Audition requirements for Opera and Music Theatre Singers can be found on the Audition Requirements Page.
Please see the Tuition page for additional information regarding Tuition, Fees and Accommodations.