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Wednesday, June 20 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
New Works Forum Breakout Session - Repertoire Development for Teen Singers

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Discover how opera companies are commissioning new work specifically for their teen vocal programs in this panel discussion with composers, educators and administrative staff. Learn how repertoire development for adolescent voices encourages broader youth involvement in opera and vocal training, and creates a stepping-stone to further studies in opera.

This session is one of several breakout sessions held concurrently during the New Works Forum.

The New Works Forum is made possible by a generous and deeply appreciated grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Advance registration required. No additional fee.

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Jamie Andrews

Chief Learning Officer, Minnesota Opera
Jamie Andrews is currently the Chief Learning Officer for the Minnesota Opera. In this position he has developed award winning programs that engage audiences of all ages, such as Music Out Loud, an opera-based El Sistema-inspired social development program, and Project Opera, a vocal... Read More →

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Rachel J. Peters

Rachel J. Peters writes all manner of works for the stage including: Rootabaga Country (Sarasota Opera, OPERA America Commissioning Grant recipient), Companionship (Fort Worth Opera), The Wild Beast of the Bungalow with Royce Vavrek (Center for Contemporary Opera), No Ladies in the... Read More →
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Christopher Powell

Director of Artistic Initiatives, The Glimmerglass Festival
Producer of Breaking Glass - a series of National Forums and a 5-episode podcast exploring opera's role in social justice and civic responsibility
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Richard Russell

Executive Director, Sarasota Opera
Richard Russell is Executive Director of Sarasota Opera. A former singer, he performed with the company for four seasons beginning in 1989 as an apprentice artist, studio artist, and principal. After transitioning out of professional performing he joined Citigroup’s Emerging Markets... Read More →
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Chaz'men Williams-Ali

Gerdine Young Artist, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Chaz’men Williams-Ali is a young tenor from St. Louis MO. Chaz’men studied voice at the University of Iowa School of Music. He was a member of the OTSL Artist in Training in program from 2005-2007.Chaz’men made his professional opera debut in 2008 in Gilbert and Sullivan’s... Read More →

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Sponsor: New Works Forum
Sponsor: New Works Forum

Wednesday June 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Sterling 6, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency 315 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102