Jul 16, 2020

Manitoba Opera Launches Digital Emerging Artists Program

Applications are now being accepted for Manitoba Opera’s first Digital Emerging Artists Program which will be held next month (August 2020). This four-week intensive online professional development program is open to emerging operatic artists between the ages of 18-35. Four participants will be selected to hone their artistic skills while developing the tools necessary to create online content.

“We are very pleased to be launching our first online education program for young artists,” commented Larry Desrochers, General Director & CEO. “The program will create enriching employment opportunities for emerging and established artists at a time when they need support more than ever.”

The program’s core faculty consists of four widely acclaimed professional singers/instructors: sopranos Tracy Dahl and Monica Huisman; mezzo-soprano Marion Newman; and tenor John Tessier.

The core faculty will be curating four weeks’ worth of daily educational and professional development activities for participants. The program will include guest teaching artists, masterclasses, and webinars on topics such as language coaching, diction, audio and video production, and career development. As well, each participant will leave the program with a professionally recorded audition video to be used to help launch the next phase of their careers.

To apply and for more information, go to https://mbopera.ca/deap.

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