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
Major support for WNO is provided by Jacqueline Badger Mars.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of WNO.
WNO acknowledges the longstanding generosity of Life Chairman Mrs. Eugene B. Casey.
Additional support is provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.
WNO's Presenting Sponsor