The BOA Studio for Professional Training is a self-directed program for singers at the start of their careers. With a detailed focus on artistry, each singer will fine-tune their technique, stagecraft, and language under the guidance of BOA Faculty. The primary goal is to ready the skills needed to embark on a career in Germany while focusing 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 connect with agents, a video audition recording, and the skills necessary to audition in Germany.
The BOA Studio for Vocal Development is a self-directed program created for singers who wish to focus on their technique, artistry, and stage presence under the guidance of the BOA Faculty, without the pressures of professional presentation. The primary goal is to help each individual grow as an artist and musician. Learning a new role complements the opportunity to audit BOA opera rehearsals, giving our Studio singers an intensive summer of musical development. Our acting workshops and Masterclasses are a supportive space to explore characters and dramatic intention, enriching a singer’s repertoire in performance and audition. Singers leave Berlin having made recordings, worked intensively on their German language, and developed as artists.
9:00-10:00 Movement Class Monday-Friday, a class focused on voice-body connection, with elements of yoga & movement.
10:00-11:00 Conversation Hour with Studio Vocal Director
11:00-14:00 Self-directed afternoon Vocal Coachings & Masterclasses BOA singers audit or work individually with faculty and visiting professors to develop their audition package arias, languages, interpretation and artistry.
14:30-15:30 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.
18:30-21:30 Self-directed evening Vocal Coachings & Masterclasses individual coachings tailored to singers' needs.
Career & Industry 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 Sommersoirées Konzert BOA hosts a formal Sommersoirées Konzert where singers showcase their favorite arias.
Agent Auditions+ Audition for reputable German agents and receive authentic, individualized feedback on how to get hired.
Training Workshops* Group roundtable and workshop topics can include: audition preparation, presentation, German universities, acting, guidance & mentorship.
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.
Mock Auditions* Audition for experienced opera professionals and receive constructive, individualized feedback on how to improve your audition skills.
To take full advantage of the studio program, use BOA's open door policy: you are welcome to attend all rehearsals, coachings, masterclasses & all activities, including independently studying any role(s) of your choice.
TUITION: € 2950 : Studio Program Tuition (does not include Accommodation)
Scholarship support is not available for participation in the studio program
* Exclusive to the Studio for Vocal Development + Exclusive to the Studio for Professional Training Galas may be streamed for family and friends due to Covid