Please note, the format of the 2015 Performing Arts Intensive has changed to a three-day event for Colorado participants. Please see details on our new 2015 Performing Arts Intensive webpage.
Dates TBD 2016
Do you have students aged 14-19 who are ready for an extended performing arts workshop? Central City Opera and the Colorado Springs Conservatory offer the Colorado Performing Arts Intensive, 17 days of summer study with visiting master teaching artists. Under the direction of composer-in-residence, Mr. Roger Ames, students collaborate, create, and perform an original operatic work based on research completed during the first week. Public performances are held during the Central City Opera Festival.
INVITATION TO AUDITION (information from 2014/2015; stay tuned for updates on 2016)
Interested high school students from across the country are invited to audition. All applicants must complete and submit the online audition application. Pianists will be provided for auditions. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-577-4556.
Colorado Springs Auditions
Saturday, November 8, 2014 • 2-4 pm
The Colorado Springs Conservatory, 415 S. Sahwatch Street,
Colorado Springs, CO 80903, (719) 577-4556, csconservatory.org
Sunday, November 9, 2014 • Noon-2 pm
Denver Musicians Association, 1165 Delaware St., Denver, CO 80204
New York City Auditions
Tuesday, October 28 and Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Call for appointment at (719) 577-4556 ext. 103
Deadline Saturday, January 10, 2015
Visit the Colorado Springs Conservatory website for details on audition process.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS AND TUITION
- 2 contrasting song selections (art song, aria, musical theatre or standard)
- 1-minute memorized monologue
- Headshot and resume
Download the audition brochure for full details.
- CPAI 2015 Trifold Brochure – Print doublesided; what you see as the first page of the PDF becomes the “outside” of the tri-fold, and the far right panel is the “cover”
- CPAI 2015 Poster 12×18 – Print for display; includes tear-off informational strips
- CPAI 2015 Audition PDF – Large image of audition overview
Sixteen exceptional students will be selected by a panel of professionals from Central City Opera and The Colorado Springs Conservatory. Students will be notified of acceptance by Saturday, January 31, 2015.
Tuition is $2,995. Upon acceptance into the program, applicants will receive additional enrollment and tuition information. Tuition covers all room, board and tickets for festival productions. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Students who love to perform will dig deep to develop skills in acting, movement, vocal technique, composition and production design in this 2 ½ week summer workshop in residence in Colorado Springs and Central City. Master teaching artists assembled by the Colorado Springs Conservatory and Central City Opera provide instruction as students team-create a short music theatre work; study and receive coaching in multiple aspects of musical theatre and opera; attend performances and classes; and perform their own work at the Central City Opera festival.
View the blog posts from past years for insider views on the activities and performances of the Intensive summer camp.