Do you want to be a professional singer?
Learn what it really takes to embark on an opera career. This program, led by the artistic director of the Curtis Opera Theatre, Mikael Eliasen, is designed primarily for young singers considering entering conservatory, and is open to students of high school and undergraduate age.
Singers in this select program pursue activities focused on vocal artistry, surrounded by elite faculty from Curtis’s renowned vocal studies department.
This three-week intensive program for advanced high school and college-age students launches musicians into new levels of personal artistry. Curtis's first summer festival of its kind, musicians from around the world benefit from comprehensive programming of private instruction, chamber ensemble, seminars, and master classes. Divisions include openings for composers, conductors, orchestral instrumentalists, and pianists.
Harpists looking for a rigorous program will benefit from an intensive week of orchestral training through mock audition, master classes with Elizabeth Hainen, Curtis faculty and principal harp of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and harp ensemble with Nancy Lendrim, culminating in a performance in the final concert. Whether looking to enter competitions or merely seeking a greater knowledge of the repertoire, students will benefit from a full exploration of harp literature.
"The time I spent at the Curtis Summerfest was unlike anything I have ever experienced, the voice coaching is such that you won't find anywhere else in the world. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had, and has only fueled my passion for opera and classical music further. It was truly life changing."
"This was a spectacular experience! The coaches were encouraging and supportive. I (and my group) got so much out of this."
"I made friends that I know I will have for the rest of my life. If I could go back in time to any part of my life, I absolutely would go back to the summer I lived at Curtis."