CoOPERAtive: Master Class with Susan Shiplett Ashbaker

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The CoOPERAtive Program welcomes Susan Ashbaker, who will hear participants and give her praise and critique of their performances as they prepare for auditions beyond the classroom.

Ms. Ashbaker is an associate professor and director of Westminster Opera Theatre for Westminster Choir College at Rider University, artistic director for Tri-Cities Opera and an artistic advisor and master class presenter and master vocal coach for the CoOPERAtive Program at Westminster. She brings over 30 years of experience in the performing arts. She is active in the opera and vocal world as an artistic advisor and consultant, master class presenter, lecturer and an opera and vocal coach. 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. Ms. Ashbaker served as general and artistic director for Tri-Cities Opera for four years and “transformed the company in every way imaginable,” according to the TCO board chair. Additional affiliations include 16 years with Opera Company of Philadelphia (director of artistic and music administration), faculty at The Curtis Institute of Music and The Academy of Vocal Arts. Ms. Ashbaker continues to adjudicate for The Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions.



Susan Shiplett Ashbaker

Ticket Information 

Free admission

Event Schedule
Date / Time Location
Sunday, June 30, 2019


Robert L. Annis Playhouse, Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ, 08540
United States