Boston Lyric Opera/VOICES Middle School Audition Workshop
Registration is now open for our 7th Annual Musical Theatre Audition Workshop for young performers in grades 6-8!
When: March 25th and March 26th (10am-4pm)
Where: To Be Confirmed
Cost: $125 for current or former VOICES Boston singers; $150 for non-VOICES Boston singers.
In our musical theatre audition workshops, singers work with acclaimed Boston Lyric Opera faculty in master classes designed to teach audition techniques and strategies, while developing theatrical movement technique, physicality and characterization. The skills learned in these workshops help prepare singers to do their best in musical theatre and choral auditions. We promise your young performer will come away from this weekend with growing confidence and with tools to do their very best.
Meet the Instructors!
Known for her vivacious energy, Dr Patricia Au is versatile as a collaborative pianist, educator, and music director. She has held positions at New England Conservatory, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute, as well as conducted masterclasses at Bucknell University and New World School of the Arts. As music director, she has led productions at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, OperaHub, and Boston Opera Collaborative. A frequent interpreter of contemporary music, she has workshopped with living composers, including Sofia Gubaidulina and John Harbison. Dr. Au currently serves as Resident Teaching Artist and Education Pianist with Boston Lyric Opera where she has a passion introducing young people to opera as a storytelling art. She received her DMA in Collaborative Piano from New England Conservatory of Music and in January 2023, she was appointed Assistant Professor at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. For more information: www.patriciaau.
Lydia Jane Graeff
Lydia Jane Graeff is a Resident Teaching Artist for Boston Lyric Opera as well as the Theatre Teacher at Boston Adult Technical Academy. She specializes in devised theatre and arts integration for English Language Learners. Lydia has been a Teaching Artist for many theatre companies and arts organizations in the Greater Boston Area and continues to direct youth productions at Wellesley Theatre Project.