Opera Camp

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Opera Camp!

June 11-15, 2018

Who?  Rising 4th-8th grade

What?  Opera Camp!  Come learn about how music, dance and drama intersect!  Sing choruses from music theatre and children’s opera. Take workshops in costume design, staging, and vocal health. Participate in a vocal master class with Maestro Steven Jarvi, Artistic Director of Charlottesville Opera.  Meet some of the artists from Charlottesville Opera and hear them sing. Explore the history and stories of Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Participate in a fun sharing at the end of the week! Come spend a week with friends who also love to sing, dance, act, and perform. After camp ends, meet these same friends for a reunion at performances in the summer at the Charlottesville Opera!

Where?  St. Anne’s-Belfield School Learning Village Campus 799 Faulconer Road (drop off and pick-up at Brennan Hall entrance).

When?  June 11-15, 2018, Daily 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Mornings will be for vocal warm-ups, mindfulness, yoga for singers, music theory games, and ensemble singing (music theatre pieces and children’s opera choruses).  

Afternoons will be for workshops in costume design, vocal health, movement and staging, and visits from guest artists.  For selected students, individual vocal work will be available throughout the day.

**Lunches and snacks outside, weather permitting

What to Bring?  Students will need to wear comfortable clothes for movement.  Bring a water bottle, lunch, and snack each day. Students will need to wear a black t-shirt and black pants/yoga pants/leggings for the final sharing.

Audition?  No, an audition is not necessary, just a love of singing and excitement for music, dance, and drama!  Students wishing to sing for Maestro Javi will be selected based on experience/interest and coached by a collaborative pianist.

Cost? $325 for non-Mosaic Children’s Choir students; $275 for Mosaic Children’s Choir members

Opera Camp (Mosaic Students)


Opera Camp (non-Mosaic Students)