July 2–22, 2023
Check in and Opening Master Class: July 2, 2023
Final Concert: July 21, 2023
Miss the deadline? Please feel free to send a resume, headshot and a video link with three selections (YouTube) in contrasting styles and languages (arias and/or songs) to [email protected]. Should we have cancellations, your application will then be reviewed and considered.
About the CoOPERAtive Program
The CoOPERAtive program provides three weeks of intensive training for the young singer and pianist. The program is presented in cooperation and consultation with professionals in the field to help young singers and pianists build and strengthen their artistic toolbox. Participants receive private lessons, music, language and drama coaching, as well as classes in body work, diction, and drama. Our focus is on musical style, performance techniques, dramatic presentation, language, diction, and body awareness.
The program is, once again, planned to be IN-PERSON for Summer 2023. Westminster Choir College at Rider University has spent significant energy and resources ensuring that your experience on campus will be safe. Located on the Lawrenceville campus, the close proximity to studios, classrooms, performance venues, and practice room makes it an ideal location.
Applications open 11/1 and close 12/31/2022 for NATS applications and 2/14/2023 for YAP tracker applications. Invitations will be made by March 1, 2023. Acceptances must be received by March 15, 2023.
ALL FACULTY and PARTICIPANTS MUST BE VACCINATED (and show their vaccination documentation upon acceptance if asked). The CoOPERAtive Program has the right to adapt their COVID policies at their sole discretion adhering to the best Federal, State, CDC and Rider University practices and regulations.
- About the program
- Attend a master class
- How to apply and program fees
- Audition information
- Vocal coach / accompanying program
- Meet the faculty
- Contact us
Our singers have been engaged by the following companies as well as rewarded in competitions:
- Metropolitan Opera
- National Council Auditions
- Houston Grand Opera
- Merola Program
- Aspen Music Festival
- Central City
- Des Moines Metro Opera
- Tanglewood Festival
- Washington National Opera
- Glimmerglass Opera
- Portland Opera
- Natchez Opera
- Britten Pears School
- Opera North
- Michigan Opera Theater
2021 and 2022 Audience Choice Winners
July 15: James Harris, baritone
July 16: Grace Mead, soprano
July 21: Alaina Saliba, soprano
July 22: Anne Elise Teeling, soprano
July 23: James Harris, baritone
Grand prize winner: James Harris
Thank you to the Princeton Friends of Opera for generously funding the Audience Choice program. Each winner received $100, and the grand prize winner received $500. Congratulations to all!
July 14: Kira Lim, soprano
July 15: Jenna Barbieri, Mezzo soprano
July 20: Joseph Richwine, baritone
July 21: Jacob Keleman, tenor
July 22: Matthew Cerillo, tenor
Grand prize winner: Jenna Barbieri
Thank you to the Princeton Friends of Opera for generously funding the Audience Choice program. Each winner received $250, and the grand prize winner received $500. Congratulations to all!