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Earn a Certificate in Opera Direction

Work with esteemed professional stage director Chuck Hudson in this unique certificate program offered by Ithaca College to enhance your skills and advance your career goals as an Opera Stage Director.

Ithaca College is thrilled to be entering its second season working with Stage Director and Master Teacher Chuck Hudson to deliver a top-level curriculum leading to a non-credit bearing professional certification. The certificate is earned by completing a hybrid program involving two levels:

  • Remote, online course in stage direction (January 23 - April 26, 2023). Completed throughout the spring, the course occurs on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, and involves both synchronous and asynchronous interaction. It requires approximately two hours of work per week for 14 weeks between January and May. 
  • Summer residential workshop in Ithaca, NY (May 30 - June 11, 2023). Hosted on the beautiful Ithaca College campus using the professionally acclaimed facilities our the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, the summer workshop is open only to participants who have completed the online course. During the workshop, Mr. Hudson works one-on-one with you to implement your creative vision and practice your directing skills with accomplished opera singers and rehearsal pianists. You must fully complete both the online course and the summer residential workshop to earn the non-credit-bearing professional certificate.

Questions? Please Contact:

dawn pierce

Artistic & Faculty Director
James J Whalen Center for Music
2306 Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY 14850