Opera Auditions: Preparations and Techniques class welcomes two leaders in the field.

Opera Auditions: Preparation and Techniques 

Founding Artistic Director and Conductor of the critically acclaimed Gotham Chamber Opera in New York City, Neal Goren is a frequent guest conductor throughout North American and Europe.  As a recital accompanist, he has collaborated with many of opera’s leading singers, including Leontyne Price, Kathleen Battle, Harolyn Blackwell, Haken Hagegard and Thomas Hampson.

A member of Westminster Choir College’s voice faculty, Susan Shiplett Ashbaker is an independent artistic advisor/consultant, an opera/vocal coach and a National Council auditions judge.  Her experience on both sides of the opera industry gives her a rare and comprehensive approach to the key elements of career advancement for singers as well as a unique vantage point in the administration of opera companies, arts organizations and institutions of higher learning.


Neal Goren
Founding Artistic Director and Conductor
Gotham Chamber Opera

Susan Shiplett Ashbaker
Independent Artistic Advisor/Consultant 

Ticket Information 

Free Admission