Training for young classical singers
The Irish College of Music Theatre has announced its Young Artists Programme for aspiring young classical singers aged between 13 and 21 years in partnership with The National Opera House.
The programme is designed to nurture the artistic development of young singers wishing to obtain the skills and techniques required for the professional stage.
The successful applicants will be chosen by an esteemed international panel consisting of Deirdre Masterson, director of the Irish College of Music Theatre; Dearbhla Collins of the National Opera Studio, London and Royal Irish Academy of Music Dublin vocal coach and pianist; tenor Owen Gilhooly, founder and director of Opera Workshop and Lyric FM presenter; mezzo soprano Shirley Keane; and international tenor and American College Dublin vocal coach Ross Scanlon.
The Young Artists Programme is a tailored course including extensive coaching with a team of experts in vocal technique, vocal repertory, languages, ensemble singing, acting, stagecraft and movement, alongside preparation for roles, scenes and concert presentations. The chosen group will be officially presented in the 2020 Wexford Fringe Festival.