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Indianapolis Opera Education and Community Engagement

Indianapolis Opera Education and Community Engagement

A core mission of Indianapolis Opera is to provide educational opportunities for students of all ages. Each year, the Indianapolis Opera Resident Artist Program reaches 30,000 children and adults statewide each year, with additional performances in neighboring states. Our programs work to promote

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2019 Summer Program: Vocal Arts Institute


Program description

The Indianapolis Opera is proud to introduce the Vocal Arts Institute, a program for students from grades 9 to 12 that explores the art of solo performance through classical repertoire, folksong, and musical theater. Students will also enjoy classes in movement, sight singing, and theory, and will learn the International Phonetic Alphabet–a useful tool in the learning of diction for any language.


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Program Detail

Program type: Camp
Artistic Discipline: History & Heritage, Music, Storytelling, Theatre
Cultural Origin: European
Subject: Fine Arts: Music, Fine Arts: Theatre
Population served: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Adults
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

June 20 – 29, 2019


Basile Opera Center

4011 N Pennsylvania St

Indianapolis, IN 46205

Fees / Ticketing:

There are two options for participants: resident housing on Marian University campus, or nonresident participation with no housing.

Registration fee: $45

Tuition: $600

Housing (optional) $295

Resident meal plan $270

Nonresident meal plan $180


*Update: housing has now been capped, but we are still accepting commuter/nonresident registrations.

Resident total: $1,210

Nonresident total: $825


Standard 2 - Interpretive: Learners interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
Anchor Standard 3 – Refine and complete artistic work: Theatre artists refine their work and practice their craft through rehearsal.
Anchor Standard 4 – Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation: Theatre artists make strong choices to effectively convey meaning.
Anchor Standard 5 – Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation: Theatre artists develop personal processes and skills for a performance or design.
Anchor Standard 6 – Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work: Theatre artists share and present stories, ideas, and envisioned worlds to explore the human experience.
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Theatre artists reflect to understand the impact of drama processes and theatre experiences.
Anchor Standard 8 – Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: Theatre artists’ interpretations of drama/theatrical work are influenced by personal experiences and aesthetics.
Anchor Standard 1 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music and personal experience:
Anchor Standard 2 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
Anchor Standard 7 - Perform a varied repertoire of music by singing, alone and with others, from rote memory and written notation.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes


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