OPERAWORKS™ PROGRAMS ENDED AUGUST 2018
An artist's work is undeniably linked to who they are as a person. Therefore, 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. Click HERE to learn more about OperaWorks' philosophy.
The empirical results from a two-year psychological study of the effects of OperaWorks' methods was been published in the International Journal of Music Education, Nov 2016. The study demonstrated that "the training provided at OperaWorks enhanced optimal performance and increased self-esteem, while decreasing shame, trait perfectionism and anxiety." [Read more]
"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."
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SUMMER & WINTER INTENSIVE PROGRAMS
OperaWorks' multi-week training programs are at the core of the company. With tracks for Emerging Artists, Advanced Artists, and Teaching Artists, OperaWorks led the field in holistic education for performers and pedagogues throughout the world.
Unlike production-based programs, OperaWorks developed performers in a process-oriented environment. Intensive programs taught essential stage and business skills rarely offered in performance degrees and programs. Classes and productions focused on developing the ability to communicate freely with the voice and the body, to decrease negative self-talk, regulate anxiety in high-pressure situations, and market themselves in the evolving performing arts industry.
Teaching Artists learned OperaWorks' methods of teaching beyond vocal technique in a non-judgmental environment. This program was conducted in tandem with the Singer Intensive Programs.
Founder Ann Baltz and OperaWorks faculty members taught national workshops and master classes in major cities and universities across the United States and Australia. Ms. Baltz continues to teach such workshops, and more information can be found on her website.