Opera Camp
Maryland Opera camp
July 6-10 & 20-24, 2020
Maryland Opera Summer Camp 2020
Updated schedule

In these current times we are all seeing the need to be flexible and fluid in our planning and preparation.  In response to those who have expressed welcome opinions concerning our format we have decided to change the specifics of our program which will not only allow participation in other similar programs but will also require a shorter amount of time and commitment. 

The camp will be in session from July 6-10 and July 20-24 with no activities from July 11-19.  The daily schedule will be from 9am-12:30pm and afternoon activities will consist of private lessons and coaching to be schedule at the convenience of the camper and faculty member.  We will be accepting applications up until July 3.

We do look forward to receiving applications for our program and further questions may be directed to Camp Director James Harp at jharp@marylandopera.org or 410-591-2853.

Maryland Opera is delighted to announce an exciting and significant opportunity for our talented singers! We are sponsoring an Opera Camp this summer for 25 vocally talented students.


This program will be by video audition only and completely free of charge to those selected. This program was first implemented in the summer of 2010 and is highly successful in promoting students’ awareness of opera and the vocal and theatrical arts. Our graduates have gone on to major educational institutions and careers. 


All classes and activities will be held remotely.  Campers will receive daily classes in movement/dance, acting/improvisation, and chorus/vocal techniques, in addition to twice weekly yoga sessions.  "Visiting" artists and professionals will give classes on all aspects of opera and singing.  Campers will write, produce, and virtually perform in their own opera, which will more than likely be a series of small ensembles with a unifying theme.  Instead of a final performance, a video will be prepared and curated that will feature arias and ensembles, choral and dance selections, and the final opera to be written.  It is planned that the video will be live-streamed or otherwise publicly broadcast during a special presentation celebrating our achievement.  


We are looking for Maryland High School students in grades 9 through 12 for this program. Potential campers should have vocal aptitude, an interest in opera, movement and theatre. There will be no cost whatsoever to the campers.

Please contact Jim Harp, Program Founder and Director, at jharp@marylandopera.org

or 410-591-2853 for more information.


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.  Additionally, please email a résumé or list of activities to jharp@marylandopera.org.  Applications and all materials must be received by Friday, July 3.

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 all 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.  

2020 Maryland Opera Camp Application

Are you currently taking voice lessons or in a choir?


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

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