Rep Year (repertoire) takes singers about to launch onto the professional scene and provides a year of significant role study, focusing on building a PRACTICAL repertoire portfolio for entry level singers:
Comprimario and leading roles appropriate to fach
Concert and oratorio repertoire
Regular mini-residencies by special guest artists focusing on role study and rehearsal
Cover skill and technique
Rep Year singers will study regularly with Potomac Vocal teachers and coaches on technique and preparation. Certain repertoire will be supplemented with instruction by professional singers exploring effective performance and style.
We are delighted to announce that our Rep Year singers will inaugurate the Baltimore Concert Opera’s Partnership for Emerging Professionals (PEP). This will include paid main stage covers, comprimario roles, and community outreach programs.
The year is broken up into three, ten week sessions.
Each session requires an eight to ten-hour weekly commitment, including: classes, seminars, studio, voice lesson, and two vocal coaching sessions.
Other commitments include one monthly workshop on weekends and one cumulative public performance per session.
Upon admittance, you are given access to a general calendar. You will receive a final calendar in advance of each ten-week session for scheduling purposes. While we understand that you will likely have a part-time job and/or church job, we cannot change class times. Be prepared to create flexibility in your work schedule.