By now you have probably heard Cowtown Opera’s Calgary Flames fight song titled Never Quit. What you may not have heard is that the people behind the song also put on a master class academy for young opera singers last summer at the Mount Royal University Conservatory.
The Cowtown Opera Summer Academy offers a short intensive program for singing students who wish to learn more about opera, art song, stage craft and vocal health. Some of the topics covered by the Summer Academy are:
- “Yoga for the Voice”
- Individual voice lessons
- Stagecraft classes
- Masterclasses in French song, German lieder and opera arias
- Classes on vocal health, career development, and “How to Become Your Biggest Fan”
- Art song recital and opera scene workshops
If this sounds interesting to you or someone you know then you should know that applications are due April 24, 2015. You can find more details about admissions and auditions at the Cowtown Summer Academy website (http://mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/FacultiesSchoolsCentres/TheConservatory/Programs/ssdata_cons_cowtownopera.htm).