High School Mastery Programs
About The Young Voices Program
The Young Voices of The Santa Fe Opera was created in January of 2008 to encourage, nurture, and guide high school students exhibiting talent, desire, and potential for singing classical music. Program participants receive voice lessons and musical coaching by The Santa Fe Opera’s music staff as well as training in diction, music theory, and basic acting. In addition, students participate in Master Classes by visiting guest artists, attend cultural events, and have multiple opportunities to gain performance experience through studio classes, community engagement activities, and public performances.
Participation in this program is free of charge, however, students are asked to commit to a regular and rigorous training process. The program follows the school year (September-May, with an orientation at The Santa Fe Opera in late-August) and culminates with a public recital. Since the inception of the Young Voices, ninety-three students have participated in the program and many are now pursuing further studies in prestigious music programs.
WHO CAN APPLY
Highly motivated students who have demonstrated a high level of interest in studying classical singing.
Students entering the ninth through twelfth grade in August 2020, however, preference is given to those who can participate for 2 years in the program.
Students should be able to commit to regular weekly lessons, and designated weekend studio classes, master classes, and performances. The program begins with an orientation in August and runs through May 2021.
Applicants will perform a virtual audition. Please prepare one song. Finalists will be notified. Each finalist MUST participate in a 20-minute interview.
A maximum of fifteen students will be selected for the program. Once invited to join the program the applicant will have one week to confirm participation.
APPLICATION DUE MAY 18, 2020
Complete and return the application forms and the requested supplemental information. Email the completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit by mail to:
The Santa Fe Opera
Attention: Young Voices of The Santa Fe Opera
PO Box 2408
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2408
The Young Voices of The Santa Fe Opera was created in January of 2008 to encourage, nurture, and guide high school students exhibiting talent, desire, and potential for singing classical music.
Questions about The Young Voices program, audition schedule, or application? Please email email@example.com.
About The Young Technicians Program
The program is designed to introduce high school students to the many aspects of technical theater employed in opera productions and the process used by creative teams to take a score/libretto from the page to the stage.
Areas addressed include scenic construction and painting, lighting and projections, properties, costuming, and stage management along with the understanding of aesthetic issues in performance planning, design, preparation, realization, and management of the production.
The hands-on studio and production program consists of after-school workshops, weekend intensives, and summer opportunities taught by opera staff, visiting technical professionals, instructors, and mentors.
- Open to high school students
- Program is FREE to those who are accepted — apply early as enrollment is limited
- Introductory school-site demo workshops with opera production studio tours available on a limited basis
Complete and return the application forms and the signed Parental/Guardian agreement form. Email the completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
PO Box 2408
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2408
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