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Summer Camp

Calling all young adventurous singers!

Discover Opera

Virtual Summer Camp
June 14-24 Mondays-Thursdays; 9AM-3PM
Teens 13-19 are eligible to attend, no prerequisite required

Teens will collaborate to produce one-minute operatic videos inspired by the viral videos of TikTok star Dan Mertzlufft. Dan and other composers will compose songs based on texts generated by the campers who will then perform and record their songs. A guest speaker series, voice class, and opera literature class round out insights into the professional world of opera. Teens serious about singing are encouraged to upgrade their experience by adding the Navigator sessions (open to in coming juniors, seniors, and recent HS grads) to the end of their day to gain important skills and tools for college preparation.   

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Frequently Asked Questions

• Any singer aged 13-18
• Camper should have ability to learn music (either by reading music or rote)

• Internet access
• Computer or smartphone
• Video correspondence capabilities (webcam/microphone/speakers/smartphone)
• Headphones are optional
• Access to a printer or ability to read sheet music on another device

• A room where you can make noise
• Enough space to move 6-8 feet in any direction
• Good lighting to allow others to see your image clearly

• We will use a combination of platforms including Zoom as well as printable pdf sheet music and materials as needed.
• Sessions will be led by professional artists and teachers
• In some cases, there will be one-on-one video calls between a teacher and a student
• Video submissions may be used for performance critique and feedback
• Students are expected to learn music, monologues, and movement sequences on their own time

• Everyone's learning processes are different; however, we will teach and make the following resources available for each camper to learn:
o Up to 3 Art Songs
o Up to 2 monologues
o The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
o Narratives and musical themes from the operatic cannon
o Basic stage combat and movement
• Campers that choose the Navigator experience will also learn:
o How to create a performing artist’s resume
o Invaluable information about choosing colleges and admission requirements for music majors
o Tips and advantages for collegiate and professional auditions

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