New York City Opera Launches Paid Residency Program for Student Groups

Classic Arts News   New York City Opera Launches Paid Residency Program for Student Groups
Starting this fall, student orchestras and choruses will be able to pay for the chance to rehearse with the music staff of the New York City Opera, the company announced.

With Pro Musica Tours, an "arts education tourism" firm, NYCO will offer sessions focusing on La bohme, Hansel and Gretel, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, The Pirates of Penzance, and La traviata. The packages include musical parts, transportation and accommodation, a tour of the Juilliard School, a day of rehearsals with City Opera staff, and seats for NYCO's own performance of the opera.

"Although there are a number of opportunities for student groups to visit New York and perform, many teachers have expressed an interest in having their students receive a higher level personal attention and professional guidance," NYCO education director Talena Mara said. "Student Ovations is designed to address these needs and provides student ensembles an unparalleled daylong experience in the working environment of a professional company."

Pricing begins at $800 per student, according to a NYCO spokesperson. Applications for fall programs are due on May 15.

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