Students work for one hour per week individually with a vocal coach and for two hours in ensemble class as scheduled, enabling them to explore and refine their learning of the repertoire prepared for aspects of coursework including mainstage productions, performances of solo and audition repertoire, masterclasses and internal and external concerts. These units impart to students the wide range of skills needed to successfully bring their participation in an opera production from the first day of music rehearsal to a successful performance outcome. Students continue to develop the skills to work effectively with coaches and repetiteurs, and to understand the function of coaching within an opera company, becoming in the process independent learners.
12 x 2hr coaching, 12 x 2hr ensemble
Coaching teacher assessment (40%), Ensemble Class (40%), Repertoire book (20%)