High School Mastery Programs

Young Technicians | Young Voices | National Opera Week

YOUNG TECHNICIANS 

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 emrollment is limited
  • ​Introductory school-site demo workshops with opera production studio tours available on a limited basis

2018 workshop SCHEDULE

PREPARING FOR A FUTURE IN TECHNICAL THEATER
Monday, April 30, 2018 — 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Learn about the colleges and universities that offer training in the areas of scenic construction and painting, costuming, properties, lighting, and stage management. Find out how to best list your experiences and strengths on your resumé to demonstrate that you are a strong candidate headed for success.

Workshop led by Tracy Armagost, Production & Recruiting Coordinator for The Santa Fe Opera
In the Design Suite at The Santa Fe Opera Production Studio

FREE TO HIGHSCHOOL STUDENTS • ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED • RESERVE BY APRIL 26
BRING A COPY OF YOUR RESUME TO REVIEW • ALL MATERIALS & TOOLS ARE PROVIDED

For questions or application, email:  youngtechnicians@santafeopera.org 


APPLICATION PROCESS for 2018/2019

Complete and return the Application form and the signed Parental/Guardian agreement form. Submit via email at youngtechnicians@santafeopera.org or by mail to:

The Santa Fe Opera
Attention: Young Technicians Program of the Santa Fe Opera
PO Box 2408 
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2408


The Young Technicians of the Santa Fe Opera 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. 
 
Application (PDF)


Young Voices 

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. Since the inception of the Young Voices, seventy-two 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 2018, 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 2019.


APPLICATION PROCESS for 2018/2019

Complete and return the application forms and the requested supplemental information by April 25, 2018. Email the completed forms to youngvoices@santafeopera.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. 
 
Application (PDF)

2017/2018 Young Voices Recital Schedule 

Sunday, May 20, 2018 
3:00pm in Gaddes Hall at The Santa Fe Opera



Young Voices 2017/2018

Sopranos

Angelica Adams
10th Grade
Sandia Prep School
 
Camille Bajema
11th Grade
Santa Fe Prep
 
Jacqueline Bell
10th Grade
Santa Fe High School
 
Joliana Davidson
11th Grade
Cibola High School
 
Eleanor Henderson
10th Grade
Los Alamos High School
 
Courtney Kaltenbach
12th Grade
Eldorado High School
 
Cristina Morrison
12th Grade
St. Michael's High School
 

Mezzo-Sopranos

Valeria De Lira Richards
12th Grade
St. Michael's High School
 
Maya Rogers
10th Grade
Los Alamos High School
 

Tenors

Ki Cooley-Winters
12th Grade
Desert Academy
 
Colin Miller
11th Grade
Sandia Prep School
 

Baritones

Zach Blanchard
10th Grade
Albuquerque Academy
 
Shane Michael Conley
10th Grade
Bosque School
 
Christopher Ober
12th Grade
Homeschool, Los Lunas
 
Jeremyah Palmer-Scott
11th Grade
Los Alamos High School
 

National Opera Week 

Please check back in Fall 2018 for the National Opera Week events schedule.

Watch a National Opera Week welcome video by local chairs Sandy and Sam Donaldson.


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