The Metropolitan Opera Guild

High School Opera Singers Intensive
9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students welcome 

Guild Community Engagement HS Opera Singers HDL 914 

The Met Opera Guild Community Engagement department is proud to offer the High School Opera Singers Intensive, a program designed to inform and inspire developing young singers as they explore options for college or conservatory study and beyond. The program is available to students in grades 9-12.

  

In this four-day intensive, students participate in a variety of workshops and training sessions led by guest teachers and Met Opera Guild staff, including daily master classes, song interpretation, audition tips and technique, a Backstage Tour of the Met Opera house, and a chat with a Met Opera artist. 

Participants also receive one ticket to a performance at the Met Opera House, with the option to purchase a second ticket for a parent at a discounted rate.

Admission is by application only. Required materials include application form, an audio/video submission of two selections, letter of recommendation from a teacher or coach, and an application fee of $25. Applications will become available on October 2nd and will be due no later than December 1st. Accepted applicants will be notified by the end of business on December 15th. The 2018 High School Opera Singers Intensive will take place at the Metropolitan Opera Guild's New York facility from February 20-23.


 

To apply, please download the application HERE and return via mail or email no later than December 1, 2017. 

   

PROGRAM INFORMATION: 

The Met Opera Guild High School Opera Singers Intensive (HSOSI) will be taking place Tuesday, February 20 through Friday, February 23, 2018, at the Met Opera Guild in the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center. The HSOSI includes workshops and trainings designed specifically for high school singers, led by Met Opera Guild staff as well as special guest teachers and experts. The final day culminates in a recital open to friends and family (please RSVP in advance). 

  

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:    

Day One: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 

10:30am-4:30pm: Orientation, Welcome, and Warm Ups, Master Classes, Movement Activity  

Day Two: Wednesday, February 21, 2018      

10:00am-4:30pm: Warm ups, Song Interpretation Workshop, Met Artist Discussion, Master Class 

Day Three: Thursday, February 22, 2018 

10:00am-4:30pm: Warm ups, Master Class, College/Conservatory Panel, Audition Workshop 

Day Four: Friday, February 23, 2018 

10:30am-5:00pm: Warm ups, Recital Rehearsal, Met Backstage Tour, Recital Preparation 

5:30pm-7:00pm: Final recital program—friends and family may RSVP to attend 

*Please note that all sessions and workshops are subject to change. 

  

AUDIO/VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: 

Each applicant must submit two vocal selections; each should be no more than 4 minutes in length. 

  

TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS: 

Each applicant must submit a one-page recommendation letter telling us about your skills, background, work ethic, and areas of growth. We recommend that you ask a music teacher, choir director, theatre teacher, voice teacher, etc. 

  

PROGRAM FEES 

Program fees are $475, payable via credit/debit card or check. Upon acceptance, payment of the program fee must be made in full by Friday, January 12, 2018. Limited financial assistance is available. A $25 application fee must accompany all applications. All payments are non-refundable. Program fees cover the cost of participation only.  

  

Singers and their families are responsible for travel, accommodation, and meal expenses. 

 

   

For specific questions or further information, please email hsosi@metguild.org. 

 

 

 

 

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