Young Artist Programs for Singers

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Angela Musliner as Frasquita, Lydia Piehl as Mercédès, Corey Arnold as Le Remendado, Daniel Thielman as Le Dancaïre, & Amelia Daigle as Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen (2014) – Photo by Ed Ellis Ellis Photo

Programs for Singers

Ten-Day Development Program

Program Dates: July 1 – July 10, 2022

The Ten-Day Development Program is designed to offer participants an opportunity to experience the intensive environment for which Opera NUOVA has garnered an esteemed reputation in a shorter program. This program is offered as an affiliate spring program to The King’s University.

For ten days, 12 hours per day, participants will receive instruction in Creative Process, Acting, Alexander Technique, Clown & Mask, and Movement. The schedule includes mini-master classes, coaching and private lessons with esteemed faculty and dedicated teachers. The program culminates in a concert for the NUOVA Opera & Music Theatre Festival.


Five-Week Apprentice Program

Program Dates: May 30 – July 3, 2022

This Five-Week Apprentice Program is offered as an affiliate Spring program to The King’s University  focuses on developing vocal technique and skills in acting and movement. It is designed for young artists in their undergraduate or first-year Masters’ degrees with limited role experience. With a focus on skill development, artists in this program will receive private voice lessons, classes in acting, Alexander Technique, Dance, Clown & Mask, Professional, and Artist Development classes. 

Participants in this program will be assigned performance roles in either an early operatic chamber selection, or a standard operetta selection. 

This program is an ideal way to develop performance skills and learn what is required to gain placement in a full mainstage performance program. Upon completion of the Apprentice Program, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.


Six-Week Emerging Artist Program

Program Dates: June 4 – July 17 2022

Designed for Canadian singers, who are of advanced standing with considerable previous training, this six-week intensive program is a must for those who wish to focus on further developing technique while simultaneously working on their performance skills. This comprehensive program provides instruction in Creative Process, Acting, Movement, Alexander Technique, Clown & Mask, Diction, Language and Vocal Interpretation taught by distinguished faculty who are experts in their field. Our guest teachers, who are internationally recognized artists, give daily mini-master classes, public forum master classes, private voice lessons and professional development seminars.

In addition to classes, private coaching  and lessons, this program provides artists with the opportunity to learn and perform a complete role in a fully-staged and orchestrated opera and/or musical.  The Intensive Program mirrors a professional experience in that singers are expected to prepare their role(s) prior to arriving. Music and staging rehearsals begin on the second day of the program.

Upon completion of the Emerging Artist Program, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Students may receive course credit depending on their institution and should discuss course credit with their faculty representative. Students attending the following universities may be eligible to receive course credit for participating in this program:



Audition requirements for Opera and Music Theatre Singers can be found on the Audition Requirements Page.
Please see the Tuition page for additional information regarding Tuition, Fees and Accommodations.