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Deadline: October 28, 2020

This intensive and exploratory online residency is devoted to extending practical skills and development for emerging professional performers. The program offers classes in voice, acting, cultural leadership and entrepreneurialism, online auditioning, and business with senior professionals. Extensive time will be devoted to shop-talk amid a rapidly evolving opera industry landscape that is characterized by COVID-19’s global disruption, and by social change.

Throughout the program, participants will tackle technology and work towards a project inspired from their learning, which can include a workshop of new works, and engaging with the director, conductor, and composer. Opera in the 21st Century’s 2020 co-directors Karen Slack (Soprano, USA) and Ian Cusson (Composer, CAN) join director Joel Ivany (Founder, Against the Grain Theatre, Canada) and guest faculty from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. This year’s iteration of the program will place special emphasis on under-represented voices in the opera world.

Who should apply?
We invite applications from post-secondary students and emerging artists, already at an advanced level of accomplishment and with a well-documented record of artistic exploration. Artists from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Note that applicants must be available for all four online program sessions. No partial attendance will be considered:

  • November 23 - December 4, 2020
  • February 1 - 19, 2021
  • May 3 - 21, 2021
  • July 5 - 30, 2021

Program Dates: November 23, 2020 - July 30, 2021
Application Deadline: October 28, 2020
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Posted by: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
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