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Opera Institute

WNO Opera Institute at American University
For singers ages 15-18
June 19-July 8, 2017

Application Deadline Extended to January 20, 2017

This inspiring three-week summer program brings passionate, talented young musicians together in the nation's capital to experience opera in a professional and nurturing environment that only a world-class opera company can provide. Dedicated classical singers thrive from Opera Institute's intense and focused curriculum, which prepares students for college performance programs and beyond.

"Opera Institute really gave me a feel of what a college experience as a vocalist would be like. The amount of written work we received in conjunction with the work we had to put into our music gave me a realistic sense of time management and responsibility."

– Opera Institute Alumnus

"Every day there was a new set of challenges to overcome that would make me a better musician in the future. This program taught me not only how to improve myself musically, but showed me what it takes to become a professional singer and how to create a career for myself if and when I attempt to make a career out of classical singing."

– Opera Institute Alum