Sing! Intensive will provide the opportunity to work on your repertoire, audition skills, stage presence, artist branding and more with prominent industry professionals, led by soprano Elisabeth Stevens, author of Perfect Practice: A Journal for Singers. Additional faculty include pianist/coach Jose Melendez (Academy of Vocal Arts, Glimmerglass, Opera Company of Philadelphia), artist managers Aaron Sanko (UIA Talent) and Ana de Archuleta (ADA Artist Management), and a roster of master teachers including conductors, stage directors and opera administrators.
SUMMER SING! INTENSIVE
This program will be held in a hybrid format with the first four weeks being virtual and the final two weeks taking place in New York City. During the in person experience, we will have live masterclasses, industry feedback auditions, final rehearsals for the excerpts concert which takes place on August 13.
Repertoire for this course will be chosen based on the singers that are accepted. Under consideration are Norma, Manon Lescaut, Andrea Chenier, Pagliacci, Luisa Miller, Cenerentola, L’Elisir d’amore, and Falstaff.
July 9 – August 20
Some scholarships are available and all accepted singers are eligible for payment plans as needed.
SING! INTENSIVE WINTER SESSION 1: SACRED MUSIC
SING! INTENSIVE WINTER SESSION 2: ART SONG
Studio LIS Voice is led by our founder and principal teaching artist, soprano Elisabeth Stevens. “Lis,” as she is known by colleagues and students, was inspired to create Studio LIS through her personal mission of supporting artists to live full abundant lives – on and off stage. With a masters degree in vocal performance and pedagogy, and a career that spans the globe including venues such as the Philadelphia Academy of Music, the Metropolitan Opera, and more, Lis truly understands the voice and the intricacies of building a career as a singing artist. Elisabeth Stevens is the author of Perfect Practice: A Journal for Singers, currently available on Amazon.com.
In addition to Lis herself, our program faculty always features top industry leaders who bring real-world perspectives in the form of masterclasses, management consultations, coaching, and more. We carefully curate the faculty to make sure that everyone gets the most possible benefit from our curriculum. We have already confirmed artist managers Aaron Sanko (Uzan International Artists) and Ana de Archuleta (ADA Artist Management) to this summer’s roster.
Previous faculty have included:
Ana de Archuleta (CEO, ADA Artist Management)
Daniel Beckwith (Conductor, Coach)
Israel Gursky (Conductor, Coach Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Grattacielo, Theater Bremen, Theater Regensberg)
Sandra Hormozi (Artist Manager, Encompass Arts)
Sean Kelly (Head of Music, Opera Omaha)
Stefanos Koroneos (Artistic Director, Teatro Grattacielo, Camerata Bardi)
Tony Manoli (Conductor, Coach)
Jose Melendez (Coach, Accompanist, Academy of Vocal Arts)
Kenneth Overton (Baritone & Executive Producer of Black Opera)
JJ Penna (The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Yale University)
Aaron Sanko (Artist Manager, UIA Talent)
Karen Slack (Soprano, Artistic Advisor, Portland Opera, Banff Centre)
Darryl Taylor (Countertenor & Founder, African-American Art Song Alliance)