Receive dramatic and musical coaching with industry professionals as a member of the Ithaca College Opera Studio. Spend 2 weeks with us on the beautiful Ithaca College campus expanding your professional network, building your repertoire, and gaining skills to advance your operatic career. Opera Studio will operate May 16 - May 28, 2022 on the Ithaca College campus. The studio is a full-time commitment during this period.
Opera Studio includes participation in masterclasses and lectures that prepare you to be the performer that people want to hire and work alongside. You will have the opportunity to prepare and perform operatic scenes with a musical coach, an experienced conductor, and an acting coach directed by up-and-coming operatic stage directors who are completing the final level of their professional certification. The studio experience culminates in a performance of the selected scene, and you will receive a recording of your performance for future audition work.
The Artistic and Faculty Director of the program is dawn pierce, mezzo-soprano, a native of Olean, New York, and currently an Assistant Professor of Voice at Ithaca College, Artistic Director of the young artist program with Opera Company of Middlebury, and is on the advisory board for the International Performing Arts Institute in Kiefersfelden, Germany. She is an active performer with a passion for opera. She recently released her comprehensive course called “How to Sing” with the Great Courses and is nationally sought after for masterclasses and vocal expertise. Read more at dawnpierce.com.