The Voice & Opera Certificate Program integrates the highest standards in voice training and musical coaching with comprehensive and challenging dramatic preparation. Students will work together with internationally renowned teachers and artists.
We are committed to the traditions of classically-based vocal training, while at the same time creating an environment that allows a student to explore the wide-range of music theatre and lyric repertoire that is expected of today's professional singers.
In addition to work in classrooms and studios, the program offers performance opportunities in productions under the guidance of professional directors, choreographers, conductors, musical directors, and designers.
During your study, you are required to perform in a minimum of three productions. You must perform at least one major (leading) role in an opera performance.
Applicants do not go through a traditional audition process. We ask that you submit recorded materials that will be reviewed by the faculty. Once that review has been completed, we will contact those candidates from whom we require further information. For detailed information on how to submit your recorded materials please send an email to the helpdesk.
1st Level: Foundation
|Music Theory I||3,0||2,0|
|Applied Piano I||3,0||2,0|
|Operatic Repertoire I||6,0||4,0|
|Sights Aural Skills I||3,0||2,0|
|Music History and Literature II||3,0||2,0|
|Principles of acting in opera I||3,0||2,0|
|Music Theory II||3,0||2,0|
|Applied Piano II||3,0||2,0|
|Operatic Repertoire II||4,5||3,0|
|Sights and Aural Skills II||3,0||2,0|
2nd Level: Advancement
|Music History and Literature III||3,0||2,0|
|Operatic Repertory III||4,5||3,0|
|Opera Stage direction Technique I||3,0||2,0|
|Music Theory III||3,0||2,0|
|Sights and Aural Skills III||3,0||2,0|
|Opera Stage direction Technique II||3,0||2,0|
|Music Theory IV||3,0||2,0|
|Operatic Repertory IV||4,5||3,0|
|Sights and Aural Skills IV||3,0||2,0|
|History of Theatre||3,0||2,0|
|Theatrical Design and Production||3,0||2,0|
3rd Level: Completion
|Language and Art Philosophy||4,5||3,0|
|Mindfullness Meditation Training for performers||4,5||3,0|
|Operatic Repertoire V||4,5||3,0|
|Integrated Study for Teachers - Direction||3,0||2,0|
|Professional Development of PA||4,5||3,0|
|Opera Workshop I||4,5||3,0|
|Opera Workshop II||3,0||2,0|
|Operatic Repertoire VI||4,5||3,0|
|Up Close Backstage||3,0||2,0|
|Recital Capstone Project - Vocal- Opera||6,0||4,0|
The online AEF Certificate Programs Course Curriculum indicates an ideal study plan. The definitive course plan is indicated by the professors, and agreed upon at the beginning of each semester based on the student's individual progress and objectives.