Joanne Hounsell, Director Faculty: Joanne Hounsell and Winston Noren YouthOpera is designed for singers, 12 to 18 years of age. Interested students can register online and email a performance video ( Aya Robinson: firstname.lastname@example.org). Audition Video should include 3 song selections: one English art song and one non-English art song with piano accompaniment and one music theatre or light opera selection. All participants will receive daily instruction in movement, creative drama, solo voice and vocal ensemble with our distinguished faculty. Our YouthOpera puts the needs of young singers above all else, providing time for inspired study and creative growth as young musicians. Daily classes will emphasize body alignment, breath, speech, movement, characterization and imagery for the singer actor. All students will collaborate with faculty on the YouthOpera Showcase featuring all participants. All are welcome to attend this public performance. Who should apply? Singers who have been received regular singing lessons or a strong Children's Choral background and have an interest in Lyric Theatre & Music.