PBO Studio

PBO Studio

PBO Studio

PBO Studio is a high school apprentice program intended for high school students age 16 or over who are enrolled in a theater or vocal program or those who intend to pursue music (voice) after graduation. Selected participants will have access to private voice coachings, monthly group meetings, monthly master class sessions with highly-regarded industry professionals, audition practice, tickets to the mainstage season, performance opportunities, and volunteer opportunities.

In order to apply, interested students are asked to submit an application, audition recording, letter of recommendation, and an essay response. Please note that this program requires a six month commitment.

Applications for PBO Studio are considered in the order they are received; limited number of apprentice positions are available. Applications are due no later than Friday, October 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM. Selected apprentices will be notified no later than Friday, October, 23, 2015.

2015-2016 Program Dates

PBO Studio Session Dates
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 – PBO Studio Session 1
Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 – PBO Studio Session 2
Saturday, Jan 9, 2016 – PBO Studio Session 3
Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 – PBO Studio Session 4
Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 – PBO Studio Session 5
Saturday, Apr 2, 2016 – PBO Studio Session 6
Saturday, Apr 9, 2016 – PBO Studio Recital
(Lessons will be scheduled based upon individual schedules)

Apprentices are required to attend either the final dress or a performance of Palm Beach Opera’s mainstage performances of Carmen, Don Pasquale, Ariadne auf Naxos.

Thursday, Jan 21 – Sunday, Jan 24, 2016 – Carmen
Wednesday, Feb 17 – Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 – Don Pasquale
Thursday, Mar 17 – Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 – Ariadne auf Naxos

PBO Studio Apprentices are required to participate in Palm Beach Opera’s Opera @ The Waterfront and Don Pasquale Children’s Performance.

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 – Opera @ The Waterfront
Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 – Don Pasquale Children’s Performance

Would you like more information?

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

“The program was amazing. I wouldn’t change anything…we learned so much and I just want to go back.” – 2014-2015 PBO Studio Apprentice

PBO Studio Application: 2015-2016 School Year