Opera Camp
Maryland Opera camp
July 19-23 & 26-30, 2021

The Maryland Opera Summer Camp, in its second decade of identifying and nurturing young singers with an interest in voice and opera, will continue in 2021 in a hybrid facilitation with morning sessions accomplished virtually and afternoon sessions in person with one-on-one lessons and coachings.  The camp is offered completely free of charge through the generosity of donors who wish to encourage young vocal talent.


Morning sessions for everyone will be virtual and held from 9am to 11:30am. These sessions will include mentorship and opera discussions with Opera Camp director James Harp; movement and yoga classes; master classes in costumes, wig and makeup; mini-recitals and master classes with renowned opera singers; classes in the history of opera; and seminars on the creation and writing of an opera.


Afternoon sessions will be in person at a Baltimore City campus with each camper being present for one three-hour afternoon private session per week. Each camper will receive a 50-minute lesson in voice, drama, and opera/voice coaching with the three lessons being back-to-back.


Additionally, selected campers will be given an opportunity to sing at one of the Maryland Opera outdoor performances scheduled throughout the summer and fall at various locales throughout the state.


The Opera Camp is completely free of charge and open to Maryland High Schoolers in grades 9-12, including those seniors recently graduated.  Potential campers will need to complete the application below and submit a recording of their singing.  Applications must be submitted by July 10, 2021.


Application Instructions

Please fill out the registration form below completely.   A video submission is required and must include one aria/song and a one-minute explanation of why you want to participate in our program and how you think you would benefit.  Please name the file using the following format:  <Name>_<Title of selection> Additionally, please email a résumé or list of activities to jharp@marylandopera.org.  Applications and all materials must be received by Thursday, July 10.

Virtual Camper Responsibilities

In order to receive the maximum benefit from the program, it is preferred but not required that campers commit to both sessions of the program.  Because many events and activities will be done remotely, the camper must have access to a wifi connection, a computer or tablet, and a smartphone.  We will be using Zoom to connect us for all our sessions so the camper will also be required to download the Zoom app.  

2021 Maryland Opera Camp Application

Are you currently taking voice lessons or in a choir?


Thanks for submitting!

Remember to send your résumé or activities list to jharp@marylandopera.org.

We want to thank you immensely for your incredible camp. You and your team did an amazing job with the kids, and the joy that each of them presented was palpable.

-- Nicky and Kenny Carpenter