Professional Diploma in Opera
Offered in: Chicago
The Professional Diploma in Opera is a collaborative program offered in cooperation with the Chicago Opera Theater. It is a two-year post-baccalaureate certificate program that provides singers and pianists of exceptional career promise continued guidance in their development as artists. It is intended for young singers with a significant level of vocal training and potential who are seeking an operatic career, and pianists with a significant level of language skill and background in the operatic repertory.
Program participants are guaranteed to receive professionally compensated experience as Young Artists with Chicago Opera Theater.
Program components include weekly voice lessons, vocal and dramatic coaching, and seminars and performance classes concentrating on audition preparation.
Students who audition for the program must be admitted by the CCPA faculty for post- master's level study and must also be deemed acceptable by the general director of Chicago Opera Theater for its Young Artist Program. For additional information, consult the CCPA Admission and Audition Information web page.
The diploma consists of 36 credit hours. During both the first and second years, students will take voice lessons, performance classes, private musical and dramatic coaching, and a professional seminar, and participate in a fall and spring opera production as assigned. Students will also function as Young Artists at Chicago Opera Theater, where they will understudy lead roles in current repertoire and perform small roles, chorus, and ensemble work.
The minimum passing grade in Applied Music 451-454 is B-.
|PERF 427||OPERA ENSEMBLE (four semesters) 1||4|
|PERF 468||OPERATIC LITERATURE AND INTERPRETATION FOR OPRA-PD PIANIST (four semesters) 2||12|
|PERF 475||CHICAGO OPERA THEATRE DIPLOMA SEMINAR||4|
|PERF 478||OPERA VOCAL COACHING (four semesters) 1||4|
|PERF 488||DRAMATIC COACHING (four semesters) 1||4|
|PIA 451||PIANO (ARTIST DIPLOMA) 2||4|
|PIA 452||ARTIST DIPLOMA PIANO 2||4|
|PIA 453||ARTIST DIPLOMA PIANO 2||4|
|PIA 454||PIANO (ARTIST DIPLOMA) 2||4|
|VOI 451||VOICE (DIPLOMA LEVEL) 1||4|
|VOI 452||VOICE (DIPLOMA LEVEL) 1||4|
|VOI 453||VOICE (DIPLOMA LEVEL) 1||4|
|VOI 454||VOICE (DIPLOMA LEVEL) 1||4|