OPERA CREATION LAB for Composers & Singers - Center for Opera Studies in Italy

OPERA CREATION LAB for Composers and Singers at COSI 2018: The Center for Opera Studies in Italy in Sulmona, Italy, July 5-15. Engage in opera composition as you work with opera composer and OCL Director Dean Burry, Pianist and Music Director Shannon Hiebert, and Voice Teacher Darryl Edwards. Develop your work with COSI singers, and hear your work performed. Take in the masterworks of the COSI Opera Festival, where COSI = "Extraordinary Opera Training." co-si.com

Program Dates: July 5-15, 2018
COSI 2018 is pleased to offer its OPERA CREATION LAB for Composers and Singers, directed by Dean Burry, in combination with members of COSI’s magnificent artistic teams.

Apply for this summer’s COSI OPERA CREATION LAB for Composers and Singers via COSI’s YAPtracker link.

COSI 2017 composers (clockwise from front): Katherine Saxon (UC Santa Barbara), Michelle Glen (U of Alberta), Sarrah Bushara (Curtis Institute), Ryan Henwood (Dalhousie U.), Dean Burry.

FOR COMPOSERS: In receiving your application for the program, you will then be contacted by us to submit two examples of your compositions. Vocal and/or instrumental pieces are welcome, though examples of previous operatic writing are encouraged.

Successful composer applicants will:

Submit a vocal composition or opera scene before the program.
Collaboratively create a scene while at the program.
Receive a final public presentation and recording.
For composers, the summer Opera Creation Lab includes:

Vocal masterclasses that will inform about writing for the voice, and the particular considerations for each voice type and differences within those voice types (writing for different kinds of sopranos, for example).
Dramaturgy and the libretto – how to work with a libretto or consider writing one.
Building a Composing Career in Opera
Elements of Design
Private lessons with Dean Burry.
Interactive sessions with Music Director Shannon Hiebert and the performers of your music.
Making important connections with singers and opera professionals with whom you may work in the future.
Access to all COSI opera performances and courtyard concerts for the duration of the Opera Creation Lab.

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