Started in 2010, Singers Workshop is a ‘theatre-centric’ training program for musical performers. The goal of the Workshop is to help singers explore opera/musical performance and character development with an emphasis on the acting perspective. The program serves as an enhanced program for opera singers; it is not meant to be a substitute for traditional opera workshops or training programs.
Classes take place over 5 days of the Conference. Each of the ten participants come with a prepared song, and then work on both the vocal production and the essence of the piece with professional instructors from different backgrounds. On the final Saturday, they present their pieces on the Civic Center Mainstage.
The current instruction team is Nancy Caudill (voice), Kim Estes (acting), and Juliana Osinchuk (pianist).