2020-2021 Palm Beach Opera Studio
Palm Beach Opera Studio is an eight-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 standards.
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 Artist Program and the Benenson Young Artist program.
Palm Beach Opera Studio is sponsored by Suzanne L. Niedland with additional funding provided the Palm Beach Opera Guild.
2019-2020 Palm Beach Opera Studio Artists
Emma Beers*, Jupiter Christian School, 11th
Jane Djajaputra, Atlantic Community High School, 12th
Devin Embrich, William T. Dwyer High School, 11th
Zaryah Gourgel*, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, 12th
Jacqueline Kaskel*, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, 12th
Lucy Kleinschmidt, Saint Edward’s School, 11th
Gabriella Pizzi*, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, 11th
Kwame Ratliff, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, 12th
Alex Robinson, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, 12th
Hope Sears*, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, 11th
Sophia Spencer, Cardinal Gibbons High School, 11th
Mckayla Williams*, Park Vista Community High School, 12th
Arts Administration Track
Jillian Fipps, Spanish River Community High School, 12th
*2nd year Studio artist
2018-2019 Season Studio Artists
Emma Beers, Jupiter Christian School
Isabella Caggiani*, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Zaryah Gourgel, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Abby Guido, Park Vista High School
Jacqueline Kaskel, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Emily Mandell, Boynton Beach Community High School
Gabriella Pizzi, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Hope Sears, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
James Seton, Suncoast Community High School
Shayna Singer*, North Broward Preparatory School
Mckayla Williams, Park Vista High School
Katherine Zeda*, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts
*2nd year Studio singer