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Palm Beach Opera’s Three-Tiered Program

During the 2016-2017 season, Palm Beach Opera increased its commitment to training the next generation of artists by introducing a three-tiered structured program, where young opera talent is nurtured at every level, making it one of the few such initiatives in the country.

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Meet tomorrow’s opera stars training with Palm Beach Opera!

PBO Studio

Palm Beach Opera Studio is a program for local high school singers, which provides selected participants with an exceptional learning experience and fosters the skills needed for a successful career in music. Over the course of seven months, Palm Beach Opera Studio singers participate in private voice instruction, vocal coaching, 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.

Cornelia T. Bailey Apprentice Artist Program

The Bailey Apprentice Artists are Palm Beach Opera’s community ambassadors, performing throughout the region in education and outreach concerts, as well as adding strength and consistency to all of our mainstage production choruses. Also in residence for five months, the Apprentice Artists further their artistic development through regular coaching with the Palm Beach Opera music staff and guest faculty. Read more about our new Apprentice Artists Program below.

Benenson Young Artist Program

The Benenson Young Artist Program is an opportunity for advanced emerging singers to launch their careers on the professional stage. During their five-month residency in Palm Beach, participants develop and polish essential stagecraft and performance skills, aided by musical and career guidance from Palm Beach Opera’s experienced artistic staff and distinguished guest faculty. The Benenson Young Artists appear on the mainstage in supporting roles, cover leading roles, and are featured soloists in the concerts throughout the community.

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