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The Kennedy Center

Opera Institute

WNO Opera Institute at American University
For singers ages 15-18
June 22 - July 12, 2020

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Application Deadline: January 20, 2020

This inspiring three-week summer program brings passionate, dedicated 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. Aspiring classical singers thrive from WNO 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."

– WNO Opera Institute Alum

"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."

– WNO Opera Institute Alum

The Kennedy Center welcomes all applicants.