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Summer Camp

Calling all young adventurous singers!

SUMMER OPERA CAMPS 2022:

Applications for camp will open mid February

To reserve a spot now, please email HGOcoCamp@hgo.org 

Presented in collaboration with AFA 

HGOco is proud to present two incredible opera camps in the summer of 2022, and a third produced by our friends at AFA. Camps are for students in grades 3-12 and take place in downtown Houston. Financial aid is available. 

Before you register:

HGO is proud to partner with AFA to provide additional training for our Art of Opera students. If you wish to participate in both AFA's Vocal Artist Intensive and HGO's Art of Opera, you will receive a discount valued at $75. Please email HGOcocamp@hgo.org for more information.

You may register and pay in full to secure your spot for camp

You may also register and apply for financial aid .

CREATE AN OPERA | Grades 3-8 | June 13-24, 2022 

 

Create an Opera

Create an Opera

Campers collaborate to write, design, build and perform a one-of-a-kind musical masterpiece based on a children’s story.  This camp is perfect for singers and non-singers alike. 

Presented in Collaboration with AFA 

June 13 – 24, 2022 Mon – Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Friday, June 24- 9:00AM-1:00PM *performance on final Friday at 12:00 PM* 

 

Wortham Theatre Center 

For students entering grades 3 – 8 in fall 2022 $600  

Scholarships are available.  Please complete the online registration form and answer Yes to “Are you interested in financial assistance?” on the registration form.  HGOco Operations Manager Karen Mata will contact you to follow up. 

Camp COVID-19 Policy 

With the continued improvement of Covid metrics, our community will no longer require proof of vaccination to participate in camp. 

REGISTER

ART OF OPERA | Grades 9-12 | June 20-July 1, 2022 

 

Art of Opera Camp presents a world premiere opera by Mark Buller and Anthony Silvestri:  

THE IMPRESARIO OF OZ  

Presented in collaboration with AFA 

June 20–July 1, 2021 

Entering 9th grade thru graduated seniors Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Wortham Theatre Center 

Performance on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 1:30pm at Kinder HSPVA 

Art of Opera

Art of Opera

$600 (2-week session) 

*Receive $50 off tuition if you also sign up for AFA’s sister camp Vocal Artist Intensive

Campers enhance their vocal and dramatic skills by rehearsing and performing a fully staged opera or musical production. This exciting camp fills quickly: register early to guarantee a spot! No audition required. All campers will perform in the opera The Impresario of OZ by Mark Buller and Anthony Silvestri, directed by Eboni Bell. 

A final performance will take place on Friday, July 1 at Kinder HSPVA 

Scholarships are available.  Please complete the online registration form and answer Yes to “Are you interested in financial assistance?” on the registration form.  HGO Community and Learning Operations Manager, Karen Mata, will contact you to follow up. 

If your camper would like to be considered for a principal role, they must submit a video audition by April 23, 2022. You must be registered for camp to audition for a principal role. Please email your audition video to hgococamp@houstongrandopera.org 

Students submitting a video to be considered for a principal role must prepare one piece, preferably in English. Classical repertoire is preferred, however, musical theater pieces written in the golden-age style (before 1970) or solo versions of spirituals or religious hymns may be appropriate for singers who have not studied privately. All pieces should be accompanied by piano and performed from memory.

Camp COVID-19 Policy 

With the continued improvement of Covid metrics, our community will no longer require proof of vaccination to participate in camp. 

 

REGISTER

VOCAL ARTIST INTENSIVE | Grades 9-12 | June 13-17, 2022

 

Looking to enhance your vocal skills? Consider the Vocal Artist Intensive from our friends at AFA! 

AFA Vocal Artist Intensive 

June 13-17, 2022 

8:30am-4:30pm 

Final performance June 17 at 5:30pm 

Kinder HSPVA 

 

 

$500 + $35 enrollment fee 

*Receive $25 off tuition if you also sign up for HGOco’s sister camp Art of Opera!* 

APPLY HERE: Vocal Artist Intensive (afatexas.org) 

New for the 2022 Summer Music Festival, the AFA Vocal Artist Intensive provides tools, training, and experiences appropriate for vocalists who are focused on developing themselves as young artists in a positive, supportive environment. Students will learn a new contemporary piece of music to be studied and developed with the VAI Faculty Artists (who are affiliated with Houston Grand Opera) during daily studio voice classes; they will also take part in ensemble singing, diction classes, as well as yoga, Alexander Technique and movement, all of which support the development and wellness of the voice. A series of seminars featuring special guests will include vocal health, college insights, career and professional life, and more. 

A video audition is required to participate – if you are applying for a principal role in Art of Opera, the same video may be used for both camps. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Create and Opera: Students in grades 3-8th

Art of Opera: Students in grades 9-12

AFA Vocal Artist Intensive: Students in grades 9-12

Create and Opera: Just a lunch

Art of Opera: Pencil and score and lunch

AFA Vocal Arts Intensive: Pencil and assigned music and lunch

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