CELEBRATING OUR 35TH ANNIVERSARY
FROM THE GENERAL DIRECTOR
Part of Eugene Opera's mission to develop educational programs for the community-at-large, schools and young artists. We do so through two key areas: the Artist Mentor Program and the Eugene Opera Academy.
Eugene Opera’s Artist Mentor Program
The Eugene Opera Artist Mentor Program is a volunteer group of members of the Eugene Opera Chorus. Members donate their time to produce, promote, and organize opera productions and programs to promote Opera.
AMP members have activities throughout the year with numerous opportunities to perform operatic repertoire for school children, business functions, and retirement centers. During the Eugene Opera's season, workshops are organized with visiting conductors and soloists, which provide first-hand learning opportunities with professionals in the field. During National Opera Week in November a fully staged and costumed opera production is performed at the Very Little Theatre with repeat performances in communities through Oregon and beyond
Many of the AMP performers in this production have auditioned for Eugene Opera and have accepted offers to “cover study” roles for Eugene Opera main stage productions. This provides an opportunity for Eugene Opera Chorus members of any age to learn roles and to step in for soloists as needed during staging rehearsals.
The Music Director for the Artist Mentor Program is Dr. John Jantzi.
Sunday, NOVEMBER 2nd at 2pm
The Telephone by Gian-Carlo Menotti
Riders to the Sea by R. Vaughan Williams
A Game of Chance by Seymour Barab
One performance only at
Tickets available at the door
Eugene Opera Academy
The Eugene Opera Academy is open to high school students with an interest in any area of the performing arts. Whether your interest is performance, set design, costuming and makeup, lighting, music, marketing—you can think of the program as an "All Access Pass" to the process of production.
You will go backstage, meet with the technicians, the musicians, the chorus and the stars. You will have an opportunity to attend rehearsals and matinee performances, sing in a masterclass and to develop a project following your personal interest. You will have an opportunity to win a $500 scholarship to the educational institution of your choice after completion of high school. All students will receive a Certificate of Participation for use at schools and in academic/employment applications.
This year’s Academy will have many activities related to Eugene Opera’s current season featuring Donizetti’s Elixir of Love and Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
There will be about 20 students in the Eugene Opera Academy program. Faculty include Eugene Opera's General Director Mark Beudert, Music Director Andrew Bisantz, Chorus Director John Jantzi, Costume Designer Jonna Hayden, marketing experts from Asbury Design, production manager Josh Neckels, the local and international stars in our casts, experts from the University of Oregon, members of Eugene Opera's Education Committee, Artists Mentor Program, and Chorus.
Join us. Learn a lot. Have fun—and a unique and valuable educational experience! Program fee: $20.00 for the whole season of 15 events, including tickets to the shows!
To learn more, e-mail Barbara Myrick, Chair of the Eugene Opera Education Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 20, 2014.