High School Mastery Programs

Young Technicians | Young Voices

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

Please check back September 2017 for Fall schedule and application form.



Young technicians 2016-2017
Merritt Barnwell
12th Grade
Albuquerque Academy
 
Olivia Heitz
12th Grade
Santa Fe High School
 
Erin Ice-Johnson
12th Grade
NM School for the Arts
 
Merritt (Kit) Willey
12th Grade
NM School for the Arts
 
Vincent Versace
11th Grade
NM School for the Arts
 

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.

  • Open to students entering 9th-12th grades in August 2017.
  • Program is free to those who are accepted.

Please check back in Spring 2018 for the application.



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
Sandia Prep School
 
Shane Michael Conley
10th Grade
Bosque School
 
Christopher Ober
12th Grade
Homeschool, Los Lunas
 
Jeremyah Palmer-Scott
11th Grade
Los Alamos High School
 

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