(3 Piano Fellowships available)
Arrive Sun. June 21, Depart Fri. August 7, 2020
La Traviata performances: July 30, 31 and August 4, 5, 2020
Beauty and the Beast performances: July 10, 11, 12, 2020
Pianists may apply for both SOARS and the Main Stage Program
Full and partial fellowships for both programs are available by audition and phone interview. A full fellowship would cover the cost of tuition, room and board. Housing is provided to all festival students. Piano fellows are responsible for all travel expenses to and from Bay View. Some opportunities exist for earning extra income during the summer while at Bay View through employment at local churches, teaching community piano lessons and freelance work.
A rotation of three Piano Fellows will play opera rehearsals and serve as repetiteurs for the opera. Fellows will not be expected to coach singers, but will have opportunities to coach if mutually desired between vocalists and pianists.
Piano fellows will play keyboard in the pit orchestra of the musical.
One pianist may have an opportunity to serve as rehearsal pianist for the musical. Stipend available if pianist meets conditions of the G.W. Jones Memorial Scholarship.
Main Stage vocalists and piano fellows will participate in 8 Art Song Classes (masterclass format) culminating in a group recital. Repertoire is pre-assigned by June 1, 2020.
Additional participation in select Festival Concerts and weekly optional student recitals as assigned or requested.
Opportunities to play instrumental chamber music may be available according to interest and scheduling logistics with the instrumental program. The Bay View Conservatory instrumental chamber music program consists of 28 students (two string quartets, two woodwind quintets, two brass quintets) and 20 instrumental faculty members.
Arrive Fri. June 5, Depart Sun. June 21, 2020
(12-14 singers and 3 collaborative pianists)
Collaborative Piano Program contents includes:
(Singers will receive 1 hour of demo recording time, but due to intensive schedule, piano fellows will not participate in this portion of the SOARS program.)
Submit recordings (YouTube links or other electronic delivery) of the following:
Main Stage and SOARS Program audition requirements:
For general questions about the program, please contact Artistic Director Chris Ludwa at (231) 225-8877 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have specific questions about this seminar, please contact Casey Robards at email@example.com.