From the Conductor's Perspective
-- Los Angeles
Winter 2018 Masterclass Series & Panel -- Los Angeles
February 17th to April 8th, 2018
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
from 3 to 6:15pm, in Beverly Hills:
Saturday, February 17th
Sunday, February 18th with Broadway/Opera Director,
Lillian Groag from 3 to 7pm*
Saturday, March 10th
Sunday, March 11th
Saturday, 3/17 with Broadway/Opera Director, Lillian Groag from 3 to 7pm*
Sunday, March 18th
Saturday, April 7th -- Dress Rehearsal 3 to 7pm
Sunday, April 8th -- FINAL RECITAL & FEEDBACK PANEL
Green: Coach w/ Broadway Director Lillian Groag
Pink: Class held @ 833 17th St. #7 in Santa Monica
White: Class held @ 619 Mountain Dr, Beverly Hills
Gold: Class hours extended, 3 to 7pm
New this year!
Singers will have the opportunity to coach with theater and opera stage director, Lillian Groag, to define and refine singers' dramatic performance. Sessions with Lillian will take place on Sunday, February 18th and Saturday, March 17th in preparation of the final recital before our artistic professionals panel on April 8th @ 3pm.
Artistic Professionals Panel
April 8th, 2018, 3 to 6 pm
Peter Kazaras – Stage Director, Director of Opera UCLA, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Carson Gilmore– Artistic Director - Independent Opera Company
Kristof Van Grysperre – Conductor, Pianist, and Vocal Coach - Long Beach Opera
PREVIOUS MEMBERS OF OUR ARTISTIC PANEL INCLUDE:
Anne LeBaron - composer, professor, Composition Program, The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts
Carol Neblett - The great American Soprano and teacher
Kostis Protopapas – Conductor, Artistic Director - Opera Santa Barbara
Jim Svejda - music commentator and critic, Classical KUSC-FM
Jack Van Zandt--composer, president of the American Composers Forum of Los Angeles.
Ken Cazan - Chair of Vocal Arts and Opera, Resident Stage Director at USC's Thornton School of Music
Broadway Director, Lillian Groag
Masterclass Participant Prices -- Los Angeles
$ 45 per class
$ 360 for 8 classes paid in installments of 3 ($120/month)
Each 3-hour masterclass will conclude with a chance to ask Peter questions regarding anything covered in class, in addition to questions regarding the business side of singing.
The final performance also counts as a class, as we provide all participating singers with a panel of artistic professionals who will provide feedback, in addition to possible performance and employment opportunities.
SIGN UP EARLY -- These classes fill quickly
To secure your participation in the LA masterclasses, start by requesting a slot. Click and follow the instructions below:
Once submitted, contact Peter Mark by email,
or text/call at (626) 399-7366 to arrange payment.
Once you have signed up through the button above, you will be sent a money request via Venmo, a digital money service. Please do not send money before you have received a money request from us via VENMO.
Payment MUST be made to confirm the slot.
Eligibility for Final Recital
Singers are eligible for inclusion in the Final Recital provided they register, pay for and complete a minimum of TEN masterclasses. The Final Recital is before a panel of decision-makers and respected leaders in the Southern California opera world and beyond.
A LIMITED NUMBER OF APPLICANTS IS ACCEPTED FOR EACH CLASS TO ENSURE INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
Important note regarding changes
Since all resources have already been invested, refunds are not available. We may move your date and time as scheduling allows, but cancellation refunds are not offered.
You don't have to sing to be a part of these wonderful masterclasses! Attend as an audience member, and you can enjoy beautiful music, learn about opera, and support the work of these fine artists. At any of these event, you'll hear up-and-coming voices, watch Peter work with developing artists, and meet a diverse group of professionals, teachers and opera buffs. The Final Recital will be followed by an elegant reception, giving you a chance to meet the participants and members of the Artistic Panel. You'll hear about ways you can support the very active local opera community, and learn more about what's happening in the classical music world at large.
Masterclass Guests & Auditors Ticket Pricing
$15 One Masterclass
$50 Unlimited Guest Pass (UP TO A $120 VALUE)
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Plus, receive EXCLUSIVE ticket pricing for the FINAL RECITAL, SEPTEMBER 24TH!!
April 8th Recital Tickets
$25 for Unlimited Guest Pass Holders
$40 for Non-Guest Pass Holders