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Our Approach

As The Artist and The Person are undeniably linked, the education of creative artists must involve all aspects of the individual: the creative, dramatic, musical, physical, mental and emotional. It is an “inside-out” approach. To learn more about our methods, read about our philosophy and meet our faculty.

Types of Programs

OperaWorks offers a wide range of programs, serving performers, teachers, coaches and more. Our acclaimed Singer Programs run in January and June-July. 2018 offered an expanded certification program for Teaching Artists.


In contrast to production-based programs, OperaWorks develops complete artists in a process-oriented environment. Each intensive program teaches essential stage and business skills rarely offered in performance degrees and programs. Classes and productions focus on developing the ability to express freely – musically and dramatically – with the voice and the body, decrease negative self-talk, regulate anxiety in high-pressure situations, and market one’s strengths in the evolving performing arts industry.


Teaching Artists in our Teaching Certification three-level program often come from environments that focus primarily on vocal technique. This program will teach additional proven techniques of performance pedagogy for their own studios and classrooms, and is conducted in tandem with the Singer Intensive Programs. This program is an expansion of our Teaching Artist programs 2007-2016.


Workshops and master classes offer students and teachers an opportunity to reap some of the benefits that occur during the longer residency programs listed above. Workshops can include: Performance Techniques, Musical Improvisation for singers and pianists, Acting Improvisation, Private Coachings, Expressive Conducting for Singers, Visualization, Yoga, Physical Theater & Movement, Career Planning, Social Media Marketing, and Learning and Teaching Styles. Each topic can be taught as a single workshop or in combination.


My experience at OperaWorks was truly life changing. Striving to strengthen the whole person, not just the singing voice, opens up creativity and expression I never knew existed. – Clinton Stoffberg

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