Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Call for Pianists: The Canadian Operatic Arts Academy

If you're an emerging collaborative pianist looking to gain some valuable skills in the field prior to launching your career, you might want to check out the Canadian Operatic Arts Academy at the University of Western Ontario. About the COAA's Pianist Program:
The Canadian Operatic Arts Academy offers an international program for pianists who aspire to excel in the world of opera. Pianists will gain experience as repetiteurs playing for masterclasses, musical rehearsals, staging rehearsals and private coachings with singers. In addition, pianists will have the rewarding opportunity of working with our distinguished faculty pianists in private lessons and classes to become skilled at the art of vocal coaching and more proficient in their operatic keyboard technique. This year we are thrilled to welcome as our special guest the internationally renowned pianist Martin Katz. This program provides an invaluable opportunity for pianists with a vocal accompanying background to further their training and prepare for professional opportunities in the operatic world.
The piano faculty includes Carolyn Herrington, Martin Katz and Mark Payne.

Application deadlines are coming up (Nov. 1 for live audition and Nov. 15 for DVD audition), so make sure you get your materials sent to UWO in time.

Canadian Operatic Arts Academy Home Page
2010 Season brochure

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to add that Simone Luti and Tim Nelson will be giving masterclasses for the pianists as well.

    I will be accepting applications throughout the week, but if you know yours will be late please email me.

    Deanna Boychuck
    Associate Artistic & General Administrator
    Canadian Operatic Arts Academy