A Camp A Day – Day 8: Opera Camp and Online Guide!


It’s Day Eight of our Camp-A-Day Series, and here is a brand new camp that we are REALLY excited about! This Summer, we have partnered with West Bay Opera to offer a 2 week opera program for 9-14 year olds! This is a pretty comprehensive description, so I will let it speak for itself! Important to note: You must contact the Director to set up a meeting and audition. See below!

Summer Opera Youth Program
2 Weeks
Ages 9-14
with Michael Taylor. Michael has been directing, producing and performing in West Bay Opera’s Opera in the Schools (OITS) Program for the past 16 years. An accomplished singer, he has also directed and conducted over fifty productions of operas and musicals. His composition credits include an opera, several musicals and many other vocal and choral works. He holds a Master’s Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and was also a cast member of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. He is an active voice teacher.

This is an intensive, two-week course. Students will design, produce and perform a musical work in English. They will collaborate with a professional stage director, music director, choreographer, technical designer and fellow students to learn new skills, create and perform an operatic work for friends and family on the final evening of the program. In addition performing, participants will work with instructors in a series of workshops to improve their performing arts skills in areas including: Acting and Improvisation, Music and Voice, Dance and Movement, Set & Media design.


This is an intensive and highly rewarding program, but it may not be for everyone. Director Michael Taylor will meet with prospective enrollees and their families to answer questions, assess students’ skill level and determine if this is the right fit prior to registration. Please contact SYP@wbopera.org to schedule a meeting.

Summer Youth Opera Program
July 28 – August 8, 2014
Fee for 2 weeks: $566 / $546 Resident Discount
Performance Date & Time: Friday August 8 at 7:30pm at the VMSC “Little Theater”

And Lastly – as promised…

Here is the link to our Summer 2014 Activity Guide


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