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Professional Diploma in Opera


COT Young Artists

  • Two-year, fully scholarshipped program
  • Membership in Chicago Opera Theater’s Young Artist program
  • Lessons, coachings, and seminars with CCPA faculty

The Professional Diploma in Opera Program offers singers and pianists of exceptional career promise two years of continued guidance in their development as artists. Participants are given weekly voice lessons, twice-weekly coaching, seminars, and performance classes concentrating on audition preparation with CCPA’s illustrious faculty. Each year, performances are prepared of a fully-staged opera with orchestra directed and conducted by eminent professionals, in addition to recital programs and further operatic and concert projects.

All participants are guaranteed experience as Young Artists with Chicago Opera Theater during its season. This experience is on a contractual basis and is professionally reimbursed. COT Young Artists appear in the Ensemble, with the potential of covering and performing roles, and participate in master classes and individual coaching. In addition to this connection during COT’s performance season, CCPA Diploma Program participants present various outreach and publicity performances for COT, which are professionally reimbursed.