Summer Opera Institute

Summer Opera Institute

June 16-25, 2017

Campus Location: Performing Arts Center – Music, Rehearsal Hall and Visual Arts Building Auditorium

An intensive 10-day program for high school aged and up singers who are pursuing a music education or performance career. The program includes voice lessons, master classes, private coaching, diction study, acting and movement classes, and a final concert on Sunday, June 25.

Students will participate in

  • Voice Lessons
  • Stage Movement and Improvisation Classes
  • Music Coachings
  • Diction for Singers Classes
  • The Business of Singing/Marketing Classes
  • Audition Skills/Performance Classes
  • Yoga/Breathing Coordination Sessions
  • Opera Awareness/Appreciation Classes
  • Master Classes with Guest Clinicians
  • Final Concert (open to the public and free of charge – Sunday, June 26)

Summer Opera Institute Staff

  • Thomas Potter (SOI Co-director, UCF Opera executive director, UCF voice area coordinator)
  • Robin Jensen (SOI Co-director, Opera Orlando music director and education director, UCF Opera music director, UCF collaborative pianist)
  • Stella Zambalis (Metropolitan Opera soprano, voice teacher, mentor)
  • Allen McCoy
  • Deniz Uz
  • Janice Stieber Rous
  • Eric Pinder (Opera Orlando resident stage director, opera awareness/appreciation instructor)
  • This 2017 Special Master Class Clinician is Grammy Award winner Mark S Doss


Early Registration Tuition:
$500 by May 15, 2017
Late Registration Tuition:
$550 by June 1, 2017

On campus housing at the Lake Claire Apartments is just $40 per night, or $400 for the entire event (checking in on Thursday evening, June 15 and checking out on Sunday, June 25). This rate includes basic linens.

Enrollment is limited so early registration is encouraged. $50.00 deposit required at time of application to reserve a place in the program

Partial scholarships may be available based on family financial need and artistic potential


Robin Jensen
Thomas Potter


Opera Orlando
Music Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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