The Washburn Opera Studio focuses on developing the tools of the singer actor. Under the stage direction of Andrea Garritano, the Washburn Opera Studio is a vibrant and growing program that explores the world of opera and other forms of music theatre.
Performance repertoire is carefully chosen and based upon the students' needs. This ensemble offers the student regular performance opportunities, specifically in a workshop setting during the fall semester and in a fully-mounted stage production each spring. The spring production is performed with members of the Washburn Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Christopher Kelts. This gives singers the very important experience of working with a conductor in a fully staged production. Auditions for the spring production are held during the fall semester. The Opera Studio also performs outreach and offers touring performances. Please contact Andrea Garritano for further information.