Nevada Opera’s Studio Program
The Youth Program is designed to create professional opportunities and enhance the skills of young performers with early dreams of becoming professional performers. The program creates opportunities for young performers to learn roles in musicals and operas written specifically for performers between the ages of 9 and 18. It creates a professional atmosphere to hone their skills and a safe environment for them to pursue their musical future. It runs on a professional model and all young performers are expected to advance in their musical, performing and collaborative skills with the final production being in alignment with professionally acceptable productions world-wide.
The program is an educational program with individual and group vocal, acting and dramatic training and opportunities and requires a small fee of $200 per child per session. We are seeking funds to provide scholarships for at-risk and economically-disadvantaged youth, so that children with interest and ability can participate in this program, no matter their financial situation. This program is expected to be financially self-sustaining in the first year through tuition and ticket sales.There are scholarships available for qualifying children, as Nevada Opera supports local talent at all cost.
We collaborate with other Reno organizations and businesses: The Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum; Reno Video Game Orchestra; Steinway Gallery; Petfolio (Art Paws), UNR, Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School, Washoe County, and the Washoe County School District.
Nevada Opera’s Youth Program is designed to create professional opportunities and enhance the skills of young performers with early dreams of becoming professional performers.