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Music

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Music

Ensembles

Opera Workshop

Dr. Jeffrey McEvoy, director 

The Opera Workshop is designed for the young singer/actor who wishes to gain skills specific to opera and musical theatre with an emphasis on combining acting and singing techniques. The student explores the creative process through theatre games and improvisation exercises designed to release inhibitions on stage and explore artistic and creative limitations of the individual. The class also explores how music and drama affect one another, and stage directing for musical theatre and opera.

Activity areas include critical listening, creative body movement, and application of the techniques used in these processes. The course usually culminates in the production of operatic and/or musical theatre scenes designed around the students in the course.