Opus Ithaca Summer Choral Institute

REGISTER HERE FOR OPUS ITHACA SUMMER CHORAL INSTITUTE

Come join us in experiencing the joy of choral singing with two wonderful and enthusiastic choral experts! We will have introductory-level groups, as well as more advanced groups. No prior experience or audition necessary!

The week will include ensemble singing, musical games, and music theory/aural skills as well as master classes with guest artists in solo singing, acting and movement. At the end of the week we will have a beautiful concert for families and friends with professional guest choir ALCHEMY. Each day will include welcome time, yoga, separate choir rehearsals for grades 4-7 and grades 8-12, guest sessions, lunch at the park, and combined choir rehearsals (all students).

Instructors: Kristin Zaryski and Melissa Rooklidge

 

Quick Facts:
Date: August 13-17
Time: 9AM- 3PM – extra concert on Saturday
Location: Opus Ithaca School of Music, 402 N. Aurora St.
Age of students: Entering grades 4-12
Instrument: voice!
Tuition
$250 per singer, $220 for siblings

 

Guest Sessions will include: 

  • Daily morning yoga with certified instructor (and piano faculty at Opus) Jessica Caporizzo
  • Feldenkrais with guild-certified practitioner Carol McAmis
  • Singing spirituals and gospel with Dr. Baruch Whitehead
  • Getting tips about how to audition for a musical with Broadway veteran Courtney Young
  • Learning about the college music audition process with Bradley Whittemore (Assistant Director of Music Admission at Ithaca College)
  • Delving into the art of performing art songs with Dann Coakwell, DMA
  • Discovering the joy of conducting with Dr. Sean Linfors
  • Experiment with improv and vocal jazz with Catherine Gale (faculty at Opus Ithaca)

About ALCHEMY
Alchemy, the vocal chamber ensemble of the GMChorale, is a company of musicians composed of music educators, professional soloists and performers, and skilled ensemble singers and instrumentalists. Alchemy’s mission is to advance and support the GMChorale’s vision of “Singing for a Lifetime” through concert tours, collaborations, musical leadership, education, and community engagement. Led by founding Artistic Director Joseph D’Eugenio, the ensemble, known for its ability to adapt its sound to a broad variety of repertoire, took the name “Alchemy” in recognition of the ancient, mystical art of creating gold through a process of transformation and refinement. Established in 2016 and already recognized for its vocal beauty, richness, and subtlety, this ensemble brings a touch of gold to concerts and collaborations of the highest musical quality. The members of Alchemy are also members of the 80-voice Chorale, which performs a wide range of choral music from several centuries, from beloved masterworks to newly commissioned pieces.

 

Scholarships ARE available upon request based on financial need. Please email info@opusithaca.org for an application.

There is a $10 registration fee for families not already part of Opus Ithaca. Transportation is not provided.

For further questions, please contact info@opusithaca.org.