About the Opera Carolina Academy
The Academy is the newest branch of Opera Carolina’s education programs, providing access to music instruction, music-drama instruction, and age appropriate vocal instruction for students in an artistic atmosphere that emphasizes classical music while honoring the value of musical expression in all genres. The Academy’s aim is to immerse students in the musical and dramatic training of the art form from the perspective of a professional singer-actor.
What the Academy offers
The Summer Music-Drama Workshop, presented in partnership with the Community School of the Arts, is an annual workshop open to regional students who have completed grade 6 to 12 and provides musical and dramatic training, as well as various other stagecraft skills and aspects of the singing profession. For more information, visit this link.
Daily or weekly workshops in vocal technique or music-drama can be scheduled for middle school and high school student groups. The content and duration of these workshops will be tailored to the specific needs of each circumstance.
Vocal Performance Master Classes are periodically held as public events conducted by a mainstage guest artist, accomplished vocal instructors, or an Academy Affiliated Teacher. Generally these types of master classes are appropriate for students ages 14 or older and are typically one to two hours in length and will vary depending on the specifics of each teacher and/or student group.
Private Vocal Instruction is provided for students 14 and older there are several options available for private voice lessons, each arrangement for lessons being subject to the age, experience and ability of the student, as well as the teacher’s schedule.