Any high school junior or senior who loves to sing

A six-week workshop to prepare students for college auditions

Learn from professionals, coach repertoire, perfect audition materials, and much more!

The fall season of ARE Youth is a six-week program focused on preparing high school juniors and seniors interested in auditions for a collegiate music program. The program will feature weekly voice lessons and musical coachings, as well as a movement class, masterclass, and a scenes program. The curriculum can be broken down into four main sections: Voice Lessons, Musical coachings, Special Events, and Scenes . The program will culminate in a final concert of staged scenes.

Voice Lessons

Students will receive 3 or more 30-minute voice lessons taught by an experienced voice teacher trained in the operatic style. Both of our teachers have degrees from Manhattan School of Music in Vocal Performance and are experienced in teaching singers of all ages and genres. Singers will work on breathing, vocal technique, and audition repertoire.

Musical Coachings

Students will receive 3 or more 30-minute musical coachings from an experienced pianist/coach. Students will work on their audition repertoire as well as assigned repertoire for the scenes concert. Musical coachings with focus on language, style, and musical interpretation.

Special Events

Movement Class:

Students will be offered a movement class which allows them to become more comfortable with their bodies onstage and also introduces them to various dance styles often found in opera.


Students will have the opportunity to participate in a masterclass taught by an acclaimed faculty member. In the class, students will be offered real-time adjustments and observations on their repertoire selection, stage presence, and dramatic interpretation.


Audition Class:

Students will be given resume instruction and advice as well as tips and tricks for appropriate audition apparel for both men and women. Students will also be given a complimentary headshot session. Headshot package includes one look and one retouched photo.


Scenes Program

Students will start off the program with a "sing in"  where everyone gets up in front of each other and sings a piece of their choice. This can be an art song, aria, or classical musical theatre piece and will give the teachers and coaches a better understanding of student’s voices and what repertoire they might sing for the scenes concert. Scenes will be assigned the second week and the program will culminate with a final concert on November 11, 2017.

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