CoOPERAtive Program at Westminster The CoOPERAtive Program’s resident faculty artists are among some of the most sought after performers, directors and conductors and artistic administrators in the operatic world today. They are regularly engaged at such opera companies as the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, The Paris Opera, London’s Covent Garden, Milan’s La Scala, St. Louis Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia and Lake George Opera.


Faculty 2014

  • Christopher Arneson - Co-Director CoOPERAtive
  • Susan Shiplett Ashbaker - Coach. The Curtis Institute of Music; Opera/Artistic Consultant; former Director and Music Administration, Opera Company of Philadelphia
  • Thomas Bagwell
  • Kristin Ditlow
  • Robin Guarino
  • William Hobbs
  • Kathleen Kelly - Washington National Opera and Houston Grand Opera
  • Gina Lapinski
  • Anthony Manoli - Pianist/Coach/Conductor
  • Sean McCarther
  • Mark Moliterno - Faculty, Westminster Choir College, Yoga instructor for CoOPERAtive
  • JJ Penna
  • Laura Brooks Rice - Co-Director CoOPERAtive
  • Stephanie Sundine
  • Erika Switzer
  • Nova Thomas - Drama Coach.  Opera singer, The New School for Drama, Westminster Choir College
  • Pierre Vallet
  • Laura Ward
  • Eric Weimer

Faculty have included:


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