Opera Queensland Vocal Workshops

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Your child can sing with Opera Queensland these school holidays. The company is offering singers of all voice types, abilities and levels of experience the chance to sing alongside their esteemed vocal coaches in three different workshops these September holidays.

Workshop participants will be taught language, stagecraft and musicianship by the company’s acclaimed teaching staff while learning music from multiple genres.

Learn from the best in the biz during these half and full-day workshops for budding high-school-aged singers. Workshops are perfect for mid-Semester revision for students studying for their Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) exams.

For the Contemporary and Classical workshops, students bring their own piece of music and receive expert tuition on how to perfect their performance of that song. Students attending the full-day Choral workshop will learn pre-determined repertoire, as well as stagecraft skills and language skills.

Suitable for students in years 7 to 12.

group of children singing in choir

Contemporary Vocal Workshops

Monday 27th September 2021 (9am-12pm)

In this half-day Contemporary Workshop students perform their own piece of chosen music and receive one on one tuition on how to really perfect their performance. After taking part in group warm-up activities, students perform solo for their peers in the safe and supportive environment. 

Classical Vocal Workshops

Monday 27th September 2021 (1pm-4pm)

For the Classical workshops, students bring their own piece of classical music repertoire to work on with Opera Queensland’s tutors. Students receive one on one coaching tailored to their chosen piece of repertoire and level of experience. Working as a group, their peers and tutor give them positive and constructive feedback on how to really make the performance stand out. 

Choral Workshops

Tuesday 28th September 2021 (9am-4pm)

If singing in a choir is more your kid’s style, the full-day Choral workshops on Tuesday 28 September is for them. Join other like-minded youngsters to explore ensemble pieces from contrasting periods in musical history with fun movement and stagecraft exercises thrown in for good measure.

child performing on stage

Pricing

Workshops are $120 per child, per workshop. The company offers a generous 10% discount when all three workshops (classical, contemporary and choral) are booked together, offering two full days of vocal coaching, a unique school holiday experience.

Places in all workshops, except for the Choral workshops, are limited to 12 participants to ensure everyone can receive one on one time with teachers and tailored individual guidance.

Youth Workshops are suitable for singers in years 7 – 12.

Opera Queensland Adult Vocal Workshops

Tuesday the 28th and Thursday 30th September 2021 (6pm-9pm)

There’s no need for mums and dads, or teachers, to miss out either. Opera Queensland’s Adult Vocal workshops offer the same expert advice from the company’s vocal coaches. Participants nominate their own piece of chosen repertoire ahead of the workshop and then work with the tutors to learn how to make the song their own, building confidence to sing in front of an audience.

The workshops are suitable for teachers and tertiary students’ Professional Development and may contribute to Continued Professional Development (CPD) or Recognised Prior Learning (RPL).

Participants are encouraged to check with their education institution or employer to check suitability.

Testimonials

No matter your dreams or aspirations in the world of music – Opera Queensland Vocal Workshops are engaging and challenging, but overall a fun and rewarding experience. You never know where they might take you and your singing career!‘ – Samul Piper, Opera Queensland performing artist and past youth workshop participant.

Workshops are a lovely way to make opera accessible… It makes it real and makes one feel a part of something you are passionate about. A belonging together, no barriers, just united by the love of music and singing. Also an appreciation of those who dedicate their lives to this career.‘ – Harriet Shari Hughes, past participant, Adult/Teacher Vocal Workshops

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About Opera Queensland

Celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2021, Opera Queensland has been central to the evolution of the art form in Queensland, nurturing the careers of some of the country’s most renowned artists, including Kate Miller-Heidke, Jacqueline Dark, Kiandra Howarth, Mariana Hong and Kanen Breen.

Under the direction of Artistic Director & CEO Patrick Nolan since 2017, Opera Queensland is committed to celebrating the inherent strengths of the canon, actively engaging artists of the highest calibre to develop and reinvigorate the art form through a contemporary lens. Celebrating and interrogating the extraordinary energy that opera creates, Patrick Nolan’s programming features a balanced repertoire of Classic, Contemporary and Future works.

Serving Australia’s most decentralised state, Opera Queensland connects with regional and remote centres through a rich array of performances, education activities and community programs. Our annual program serves our audiences from first time opera goers, primary and secondary school students, First Nations communities, people with disability to diehard supporters, passionate about the power of opera to transform the way we understand ourselves and each other.

In 2019, Opera Queensland reached an audience of 254,524 through 183 events including 16 main stage performances.

To find out more about Opera Queensland’s school holiday workshops for kids, as well as workshops for adults, please visit the Opera Queensland website.

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