Central City Opera's

Colorado Performing Arts Intensive

July 9-26, 2014

Ages 14-19
Tuition:  $2,995

Do you have students aged 14-19 who are ready for an extended performing arts workshop? Central City Opera and the Colorado Springs Conservatory offer the Performing Arts Intensive, two weeks of summer study with visiting master teaching artists. Under the direction of composer-in-residence, Mr. Roger Ames, students collaborate, create, and perform an original operatic work based on research completed during the first week.

High school students from across the country are invited to audition for the program in person or through YouTube. To schedule an audition:
• Call Amber Marek at (719) 577-4556 ext. 103
• Submit an online audition request form to amarek@csconservatory.org

Colorado Springs Auditions
Saturday, March 1 • 12-2 pm
The Colorado Springs Conservatory, 415 S. Sahwatch Street,
Colorado Springs, CO 80903, (719) 577-4556, csconservatory.org

Denver Auditions
Date postponed due to weather: now occurring Sunday, March 2, 2014 • 12:00-2:00 pm
Denver Musicians Association, 1165 Delaware St, Denver, CO 80204

New York City Auditions
Call for appointment at (719) 577-4556 ext. 103

YouTube dates of submission: Deadline now extended to 3/1/2014

• 2 contrasting song selections (art song, aria, musical theatre or standard)
• 1-minute memorized monologue
• Headshot and resume

Download the audition brochure for full details.
• Standard page format [Print on 8 1/2 x11 paper]
• Trifold brochure format [Print doublesided; what you see as the first page of the PDF becomes the "outside" of the tri-fold, and the far right panel is the "cover."]

Twenty exceptional students will be selected by a panel of professionals from Central City Opera and The Colorado Springs Conservatory. Students will be notified of acceptance by February 20, 2014.Tuition is $2,995, of which $500 (non-refundable) is due at the time of acceptance. The remainder is due no later than June 25, 2014.  Tuition covers all room, board and tickets for festival productions. Details will be provided on your enrollment form. A limited number of scholarships are available.

Students who love to perform will dig deep to develop skills in acting, movement, vocal technique, composition and production design in this 2 ½ week summer workshop in residence in Colorado Springs and Central City.  Master teaching artists assembled by the Colorado Springs Conservatory and Central City Opera provide instruction as students team-create a short music theatre work; study and receive coaching in multiple aspects of musical theatre and opera; attend performances and classes; and perform their own work at the Central City Opera festival.

View the blog posts from past summers for insider views on the activities and performances of the Intensive.