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Opera Summer Camp

Opera By The River

An Opera Summer Program for High School Students
July 17-23, 2022

Opera By The River Summer Camp at Texas State University

Application Deadline: April 29, 2022

After filling out the Online Application, please email your headshot to our graduate assistants Vanessa and Kathryn at operacamp@txstate.edu by April 29.

Deposit Due Date: May 1, 2022

Tuition Due Date: June 17, 2022

Opera By the River will be In Person!

Tuition Cost for Full Access of Opera By The River: $725

Tuition includes housing, food, and all program related activities. 

 

To Apply: 

  1. Click the "Fill Out Application" button at the top off the page. Fill out the application and submit. 

  2. Email your headshot to:  operacamp@txstate.edu

  3. At this point we will review your application and respond within one business week

  4. Once accepted you will receive a code you will use to submit payment via the

  5. Click "Submit Payment" at the top of this page.

  6. Confirm that all application materials and payments are paid by the payment deadline.

Opera By The River is a one week intensive opera program for high school students and recently graduated seniors aimed at bringing the experience of opera to the future leaders of the art. Opera By The River is an on-campus program at the beautiful Texas State University campus in San Marcos, Texas. Situated between Austin and San Antonio, Opera By The River serves the immediate Central Texas music community and the greater Texas community.

This summer we are proud to offer to our participants a variety of career building activities including:

  • Private Voice Lessons

  • Language Coaching

  • Masterclasses

  • Lectures from World Renowned Faculty

  • Art Song Competition

  • Grand Final Performance 

  • Lots of fun activities!

 

  1. Sample Week Schedule (Subject to Change)

     
     

    Sunday

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    8:00- 8:50

     

    Breakfast

    Breakfast

    Breakfast

    Breakfast

    Breakfast

    Breakfast

    9:00-9:50 

     

    Acting Class

    Acting Class

    Acting Class

    Acting Class

    Acting Class

    Acting Class

    10:00-10:50

     

    Faculty Lecture

    Faculty Lecture

    Faculty Lecture

    Faculty Lecture

    Faculty Lecture

    Faculty Lecture

    11:00-11:50

     

    Masterclass

    Masterclass

    Masterclass

    Masterclass

    Masterclass

    Masterclass

    12:00-12:50

     

    Lunch

    Lunch

    Lunch

    Lunch

    Lunch

    Lunch

    1:00-1:50

     

    Diction Class

    Diction Class

    Diction Class

    Diction Class

    Diction Class

    Diction Class

    2:00-2:50

    Welcome Meeting

    Voice Lessons

    Voice Lessons

    Voice Lessons

    Voice Lessons

    Voice Lessons

    Voice Lessons

    3:00-6:00

    Guided Practice

    Guided Practice

    Guided Practice

    Competition Dress Rehearsal

    Art Song Competition

    Final Concert Dress

    Final Concert

    6:00-7:00

    Dinner

    Dinner

    Dinner

    Dinner

    Dinner

    Dinner

    Reception

    7:00-10:00

    Evening Activities

    Evening Activities

    Evening Activities

    Evening Activities

    Evening Activities

    Evening Activities

     

     

    Application Requirements

Two songs in differing styles

Sing anything that shows us your voice. This includes but is not limited to songs in French, Italian, English, or German. You may sing an aria, art song, music theatre song, pop, etc. 

You may sing with accompaniment track or no track.

We must have a clear view of the singer in the audition tape. This does not need to be full body view, just a clear view of the singer.

 

Don’t see your question answered?

Feel free to email our graduate assistants Vanessa and Kathryn at operacamp@txstate.edu 

 

Follow us on Social Media: 

 

Facebook: OperaByTheRiver

Instagram: @OperaByTheRiver


 

Reviews 

 

“Thank you so much for making this program a blast, although it was online. I enjoyed it so much!!”

 

“I had such an amazing time and I grew so much as a performer. Most importantly, I was able to achieve my short term goal of loosening up and having fun! All the teachers and other participants were very kind and supportive, and I am thankful to have made some awesome friends. I have no criticism for this camp!”

“I just really liked the overall positive energy the participants in the camp gave off!”

 

FAQS

 

What are the Dates?

July 17-23, 2022

 

When will I know I have been accepted into the program?

You can expect an acceptance letter no later than May 16, 2022.

 

Who can apply?

Incoming High School Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior classes as well as recent 2022 High School graduates can apply for our program.

 

What scenes/music will the students be performing?

 

After viewing submission videos and hearing our applicants, we will choose repertoire that is appropriate for the students and their current vocal abilities. We will put together a program of music that fits our students’ needs and will help them grow rather than pre-assign music that could be too difficult or even not challenging enough. The repertoire will be a mix of Musical Theater and Opera.

Don’t see your question answered?

Feel free to email our graduate assistants Vanessa and Kathryn at operacamp@txstate.edu 

 

Follow us on Social Media: 

 

Facebook: OperaByTheRiver

 

APPLY TODAY!

Questions? Please refer to our FAQs and if your question is still not answered, please email us at   operacamp@txstate.edu.
 
Follow us on Social Media: 
Facebook: @OperaByTheRiver
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