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About The Studio Artist Program

Meet the 2020 Studio Artists

The 17 Studio Artists selected for the 2020 season comes from a broad range of the best conservatories and universities in the U.S., including Rice University Shepherd School of Music, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Boston Conservatory.,


Justin Burgess
JUSTIN BURGESS
Baritone
Blake Denson
BLAKE DENSON  
Baritone
Julia Gershkoff
JULIA GERSHKOFF  
Soprano

Saane Halaholo
SAANE HALAHOLO  
Soprano

Jeremy Harr
JEREMY HARR
Bass
Mary Hoskins
MARY HOSKINS
Soprano
           
Samuel Kidd
SAMUEL KIDD
Baritone
Fran Daniel Laucerica
FRAN DANIEL LAUCERICA  
Tenor
Brittany Logan
BRITTANY LOGAN
Soprano
Cory Mcgee
CORY MCGEE
Bass
Tayte Mitchell
TAYTE MITCHELL
Tenor
Wayd Odle
WAYD ODLE 
Tenor
           
Jazmine Olwalia
JAZMINE OLWALIA  
Mezzo-Soprano
Alexis Peart
ALEXIS PEART  
Mezzo-Soprano
Virginia Reed
VIRGINIA REED  
Mezzo-Soprano
Hayden Smith
HAYDEN SMITH
Tenor
Emily Treigle
EMILY TREIGLE
Mezzo-Soprano
 
 

Wolf Trap Opera selects a group of 16-20 Studio Artists each year—singers of significant potential who are current undergraduate juniors or seniors, or who are currently enrolled in a Master’s program. During this important transition period in their professional lives, WTO provides young singers the professional and academic opportunities to take their talents to a higher level and to cultivate and polish the skills needed to present themselves with confidence and authority in a very competitive field.

Offstage, Wolf Trap Opera Studio Artists participate in a skill-enhancing and career-building curriculum designed especially for them. Studio Artists work with opera professionals to advance their audition and performance techniques and personal artistry, covering subjects such as diction, recitative, acting and improvisation, movement and dance, and the business aspects of being a singer.

Onstage, Studio Artists gain invaluable professional experience by performing in small roles and choruses, perform their own scenes program, as well as covering larger roles in Wolf Trap Opera’s main-stage operas and recitals which are professionally conducted, directed, coached, and designed. All casting assignments for Studio Artists will take into account the singer’s current readiness and will be made with an eye toward principles of healthy vocalism, education, and advancement.
 
Successful Studio Artist candidates will be at least who are current undergraduates, or have not yet finished a Master’s program at the time of their audition. Studio Artists must have technical foundations secure enough to allow them to spend the duration of the program away from their regular voice teachers. If you have already finished graduate work and/or done several young artist programs, you may qualify for the Filene Young Artist program.
 

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