Summer Programs

The Savannah VOICE Festival hosts two summer programs during the August: The Milnes VOICE Studio and Camp VOICE. Students enrolled in these two training programs get the opportunity to attend events and perform during the Savannah VOICE Festival. Apply and learn more through our sister organization, the VOICExperience Foundation.


MILNES VOICE STUDIO

Focus on your career this summer

Prepare a role. This year, the Milnes VOICE Studio presents several role opportunities for singers through the Savannah Opera.  Opera participants rehearse and coach with top international faculty. Final performances of each opera take place in Savannah’s beautiful and historic venues.

Try something new. Study new repertoire and learn new stage skills with our programs. During these two weeks, singers participate in career development workshops, with topics ranging from vocal health to personal branding. Students will work directly with Michael Ching, Composer-in-Residence.

Craft your audition package. Mission: Audition gives you the chance to get feedback from our faculty as you prepare for audition season. Participants in this track of study will come away with new recordings, head shots, career advice, and defined goals. Mission: Audition culminates in a public performance, where singers receive live feedback from opera industry professionals.

Included in this summer program:

  • Daily Lessons/Coachings
  • Opening “Death by Aria” public performance
  • Master Class opportunities with Sherrill Milnes and guest faculty
  • Workshops and Seminars aimed at career development
  • Performance opportunities in two Studio Operas as part of the Savannah VOICE Festival
  • plus Personalized Career Consultation

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CAMP VOICE

Begin your classical training

Camp VOICE offers mentorship for the young singer as they transition into serious classical study.  During their week in Savannah, these budding artists work with top professionals in the operatic world. Daily class topics include diction and interpretation, college preparation, and stage deportment.

This summer program is an intensive. Camp students end the week with a Showcase concert during the Savannah VOICE Festival. Expect to take advantage of every moment with our program faculty.

Included in this summer program:

  • Daily Lessons/Coachings
  • Opening “Meet Camp VOICE” performance
  • Master Class opportunities with Sherrill Milnes and guest faculty
  • Workshops and Seminars aimed at career development
  • Final Showcase performance

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