The first week focuses on opera scene work and intensive exploration of the art song. Students will be assigned appropriate literature. In addition to master classes, discussions, and coaching time with professional musicians, each singer will have ample time to work with accompanists and other singers to prepare this material for performance. Much of this work will be performed at the end of the project. In the second week, students will become leaders in The Chamber Singers rehearsals while remaining committed to their opera workshop experience.
Special opportunities and performances
During the 2020 Music Institute summer programs, many guest artists will interact with our Advanced Chamber Program students. Sun Valley Music Festival soloists will be performing, and Associate Conductor Sameer Patel will lead the Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, students will interact with various musicians from the Sun Valley Music Festival in special discussions and master classes. Individual, chamber, and large ensemble performances reflect the diversity and quality of the program and its participants. Students in the program perform on the stage in the world-class Sun Valley Pavilion. More intimate performances occur in the theater at The Community School. These performances may be augmented by even more intimate salon concerts and mini pop-up events around town.