IC Opera Studio Activities

If you are a talented singer looking for an opportunity to refine your performance, the IC Opera Studio is the ideal choice to expand your professional network, gain stage experience, build your repertoire, and strengthen your skills to advance your operatic career.

During your 3 weeks on our beautiful campus, you will receive: 

  • Dramatic and musical coaching with industry professionals, including Chuck Hudson and dawn pierce, in one-on-one and group settings 

  • Personalized feedback in masterclasses, lessons, and coaching sessions 

  • Performance of operatic scenes, tailored to singer’s preference and skill, with a musical coach, an experienced conductor, director, and an acting coach 

You will be directed by operatic stage directors who are completing the final level of their professional certification in the Ithaca College Opera Direction program. 

2024 IC Opera Direction and Studio Scenes

During the 2024 IC Opera Direction Level II and IC Opera Studio programs, scenes from these works will be rehearsed:

  • "Blake" by H. Leslie Adams
  • "Whaling Women" by Jodi Goble
  • "Little Women" by Marc Adamo
  • "Hansel and Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck

Studio Dates

The IC Opera Studio will operate May 21 - June 09, 2024, on the Ithaca College campus in Ithaca, NY. The studio is a full-time commitment during this period. Opera Studio musical rehearsals begin on May 21, 2024, with a culminating performance on June 09, 2024. We recommend that you plan May 20 and June 10 as your travel days.  

Fees and Application

Applications are due by March 19, 2024. More details on the program fees and application process are available on this page.