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Studio LIS Voice is excited to announce our newest artist development program, Sing! Intensive. Sing! Intensive combines vocal technique, innovative performance strategies and principles of transformation to create a total life experience that deepens your artistry and ignites your career.  In a co-creative process, with a cohort of devoted colleagues, you will be challenged to go beyond the general skills of a singer to establish and enhance your individual vocal artistry based on your personal goals and dreams, values, and vision.

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.

Our program emphasizes developing skills for use in both video performance and stage, to fit the needs of 21st century singers.  You will also have the opportunity to participate in masterclasses, management consultations,  goal coaching, artist branding, and social media content development. There are many opportunities to perform in Studio LIS productions, including the final concerts of each individual session.
Our curriculum is grounded in the “Singing My Life Principles for Living as a Singer”. These principles, developed by Lis herself, provide artists a method of awareness and practice in the ways that singing and life intersect to provide holistic artistic development and life mastery.  While you are working intensely on your artistry, you will also receive coaching to achieve your most important goals. We encourage singers to set goals that are both career-oriented and personal. The goal writing, coaching and achieving process is your tool to uncover blind spots and free up the path to your dreams.
Studio LIS Voice offers both virtual and in-person options for all programs and services.. Some programs include hybrid virtual/in-person performances and events where singers have the option to participate remotely, or join us in our New York spaces with other participants. We will take all recommended precautions for masking, social distancing, vaccinations and testing to protect our singers, ourselves, and our world.


Our Summer Sing! Intensive brings the traditional elements of an artist development program with our signature curriculum to take you beyond the summer experience and into your life and career path. This year participants will study complete operatic roles and perform staged excerpts from the operas studied in concert. Singers will receive voice lessons and repertoire coaching, masterclasses, mock audition opportunities, artist branding including website and material audits, goal coaching, and more. Faculty includes Elisabeth Stevens – principal voice teacher, Rick Cordova – principal coach, Tony Manoli, Ana de Archuleta, Aaron Sanko, and Karen Slack.

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

Tuition: $2695

Some scholarships are available and all accepted singers are eligible for payment plans as needed.


The Winter sessions are divided into two 6-week periods. In the first session, scheduled from November 5-December 17, singers will work on major sacred works to be performed with chamber ensemble in concert on December 10.
The Winter sessions are divided into two 6-week periods. In the first session, scheduled from November 5-December 17, singers will work on major sacred works to be performed with chamber ensemble in concert on December 10.

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

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)

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