Designed for high school students (rising 9-12 grade) and young adults (rising undergraduate students ages 18-25), this workshop is an all-inclusive experience for students to explore in-depth Opera and Musical Theater from beginning to end. This two-week, intensive experience includes voice lessons, acting and movement classes, instruction in stage makeup, seminars and master classes with international artists and fully staged and costumed scene productions.
Tuition is $450. Financial Assistance is available for students who qualify.
Once you are accepted, a $100 non-refundable deposit is due
University Housing is available to all participants for $25 per night.
Residents: $300 (three meals per day)
Non-Residents: $220 (two meals per day, lunch and dinner)
An online audition is required for each applicant. Please upload your video to YouTube and email your link to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or include your link on the registration form. Your audition should include one classical (art song or aria) or one musical theater selection. Make sure the YouTube video link is "public."
THE OPERA INITIATIVE at Augusta University offers scholarship support according to a student's audition and demonstrated financial need. Students are encouraged to seek financial assistance from outside sources. Schools, music clubs and organizations, youth orchestras and bands, service clubs (e.g., Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.), businesses, and foundations may be willing to help. Be professional and creative, and start planning early. Students apply for the 2017 Summer Intensive scholarships online, as part of the regular application process.
Applying for scholarship support requires a detailed statement of need.
Fellowship awards are determined by the audition for admission. Many students may receive a combination of Fellowship or Scholarship awards and Internships. Internships (Work Study) Internship support is awarded as work study. Work study students complete from 2-10 hours of assigned duties per week, depending upon the amount of the award. Students may work as collaborative pianist, assistant stage directors, administrative/graphic design, or in costume, prop and stage design and construction, technical assistants or as Institute counselors. Various other activities are available according to qualifications.
THE 2017 SUMMER INTENSIVE will welcome a limited number of qualified international participants to the program. These participants are not eligible for transportation reimbursements.
We require confirmation that you will provide your own transportation, and that you will arrange for any required visas.
If English is not your primary language, please provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in this program.
All participants must have release forms on file with the Conservatory office before they can participate in intensive activities. Click here to download the release forms.