PBO Studio


Palm Beach Opera Studio

Training the next generation of singers.

Palm Beach Opera Studio is a seven-month training program that fosters the skills high school students will need to pursue a successful music career in college and beyond. The Studio program is rigorous; the learning experience is exceptional and participants are held to high professional.

Performance Track: singers engage in private voice instruction, vocal coachings, masterclasses, and workshops led by a faculty of opera and music professionals. Participants are invited to attend working rehearsals, mainstage performances, and are given performance opportunities.

Arts Administration Track: members engage in one-on-one meetings with Palm Beach Opera Directors and Managers to discover how an opera company functions year round. Participants complete a series of projects relevant to their interests and are invited to attend working rehearsals and mainstage performances.

Studio is part of a unique three-tiered training system at Palm Beach Opera that includes the Apprentice Program and the Benenson Young Artist program.

Studio Faculty 2016/2017
Dr. Jourdan Laine Howell
James Barbato
Scott Guzielek
Abbey Harr
Greg Ritchey
Stefanie Katz Shear
David Walker

Palm Beach Opera Studio is sponsored by Suzanne L. Niedland with additional funding provided by Enterprise Holdings Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor.

Would you like more information?

Contact Dr. Jourdan Laine Howell, Education & Community Engagement Manager, at 561.835.7566 or jlainehowell@pbopera.org.

What students are saying:

“I loved Palm Beach Opera Studio. It’s an amazing experience…I’ve learned so much and I don’t want it to end.”
Palm Beach Opera Studio Participant,

Studio 2016/2017

Grace Barrett
Alexa Burnston ^
Naomi Cohen *
Sarah Farmer
Makayla Forgione
Noah Frye
Danielle Gellen
Noah Gunn
Sarah Haughn
Lauren Healey
Rhiannon Karp *
Nicole Kelly *
Tabitha Maher
Dylan Melville
Naiya Osiyemi
Charlotte Ostrov
Laura Santamaria
Alexandra Slusarenko
Christina Smiley
Ashlyn Taylor *
Emily Thompson *
Christopher Young

*2nd Year Studio Singer
^Arts Administration Track

Thank you for your interest in Palm Beach Opera Studio. Studio members have been selected for the 2016/2017 season. The application for 2017/2018 season will be available on May 1st, 2017.

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