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Open Virtual Masterclasses

Arizona Opera's Virtual Masterclass Workshops offer a wide variety of topics for students interested in the performing arts. - not just Opera!

Intended for students in grades 6 - 12, Arizona Opera is offering four virtual class sessions for students learning from home.

Registration is FREE and students may sign up for as many classes as they would like. 


Sessions Offered:


Opera History

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 10 - 11 AM
Teacher: Miriam Schildkret

Get a run-down on the basics of opera. With discussions about the evolution of opera, as well as information about recitative vs. aria, voice types, and other major composers, this is a perfect crash-course to introduce your students to this incredible art form.


Performance Anxiety

Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 10 - 11 AM
Teacher: Miriam Schildkret

Stage fright is one of the most common deterrents when it comes to performing. Our Education Teaching Artist will engage in a discussion with your students on how to best tackle anxiety and nerves in performances and auditions.


Mental and Physical Health as it Relates to Performers

Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 10 - 11 AM
Teacher: Miriam Schildkret

The opera world (and let’s face it, the world in general) can put lots of demands on performers. From dealing with rejection to staying fit for roles, students will learn techniques to become their healthiest selves both on and off the stage.


Career Development/ Networking/  Marketing

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 10 - 11 AM
Teacher: Diana Olivares

Our Education Teaching Artists will present on how to develop a career in music including their personal journey, how to market yourself as a musician, the importance of networking, and goals to work towards leading up to graduation.


Register below and you will receive a zoom link via email 24 hours before your scheduled class.


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Arizona Opera’s Department of Education and Community Engagement programs are made possible through the support of: Karen Fruen, The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, Dr. Rex Brewster, Invest in Kids Charitable Gift Fund, The Moreno Family Foundation, The Arizona Republic, Fillman Gorin Fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, The City of Peoria, and Desert Diamond Casino West Valley.