Berlin Opera Academy Studio Program

Professional Development Studio

The Professional Development Studio at BOA is a self-directed program 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 ready the skills needed to embark on a career in Germany, focused on professional growth. Singers will spend the month working in BOA facilities 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 video audition recording and the skills necessary to audition in Germany.

Studio Program Schedule

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

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 Intermediate Levels.

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-17:30 Self-directed afternoon Block Lessons, Coachings & Masterclasses: BOA singers audit or 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 Self-directed evening Block Lessons, Coachings & Masterclasses: individual lessons and coachings tailored to singer's needs.

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

Masterclasses: Scheduled regularly, world class singers, teachers, conductors 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.

Role Study: Role Study is an option for participants to prepare an additional role during their time at BOA to include on their resume. Role study does not include participation in a production but is a chance to enhance your professional skills and experience. Role study entails learning and coaching the role during individual coaching time at the Academy, as well as auditing any rehearsals that do not conflict with singers' schedules. The role is tested for accuracy and presentation at the end of BOA and can then be listed on singers' resume.

To take full advantage of the studio program, use BOA's open door policy: you are welcome to attend all rehearsals, singing lessons, masterclasses & coachings, including independently studying 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

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