Berlin Opera Academy Studio Programs

Professional Development & Emerging Artist

Professional Development Studio

The Professional Development Studio at BOA is specifically tailored for singers who are ready to embark on a career in Germany, focused on professional growth and networking. Singers will spend the month working closely with BOA Faculty preparing their audition package to a professional level, completing a role study, auditioning for agents, and workshopping self-promotion strategies to navigate a start in the industry and improve their employment prospects. Singers leave Berlin with a German resume, the tools to connects with agents, a professional audition recording and the skills necessary to audition in Germany. Typically for ages 26+ with young artist program or professional experience.

Emerging Artist Studio

The Emerging Artist Studio Program is specifically tailored for singers improving their artistry with focused work on technique, stage performance and language under the guidance of BOA Faculty. The primary goals are to polish the aria package, audition for agents and improve technical and dramatic skills. Singers have the opportunity to complete a role study or prepare material for an upcoming recital. Singers leave Berlin with a German resume and professional audition recording. Typically for singers still enrolled in academic institutions or recent graduates.

Studio Programs Schedule

9:00-10:00 Movement Class: Monday-Friday, a class focused on voice-body connection, with elements of yoga, movement and dance.

10:30-12:30 Intensive German Language Class: Monday-Friday, a speaking-based class introducing singers to the German Language with focus on auditioning, communicating at rehearsal and interpretation of text. Beginner and Advanced/Intermediate Levels.

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-17:30 Afternoon Block Lessons, Coachings & Masterclasses: BOA singers work individually with faculty and visiting professors to develop their audition package arias, languages, interpretation and artistry.

17:30-18:30 Dinner

18:30-21:30 Evening Block Lessons, Coachings & Masterclasses: Individual lessons and coachings tailored to each singer's needs.

Career & Business Workshops: Group roundtable and workshop topics include: agent auditions, self-promotion, YAPs, German universities, applying for employment visas, acting, and career mentorship.

Masterclasses: Scheduled regularly, world class singers, teachers, directors and directors give guidance on vocal technique, aria presentation and successful auditioning.

Studio Aria Abend Konzert: BOA hosts a formal Aria Abend Konzert where singers showcase their favorite arias.

Agent Auditions: Audition for reputable German agents and receive constructive, individualized feedback on how to get hired.

An important element of BOA is its open door policy: you are welcome to attend all rehearsals, singing lessons, masterclasses & coachings, including studying privately any role(s) of your choice.

TUITION: € 1950 : Studio Program Tuition (does not include Accommodation)

Scholarship support is not available for participation in the studio program