Besides a faculty of fame AND kindness, humility, we are offering a full mind-body-spirit program and a chance to perform professionally. There are only 3 students for very faculty member, guaranteeing an education that more closely resembles the “apprenticeship approach” to the study of music. We foster cultural awareness and respect as well as professional development.
This will be a dynamic yet intimate, collaborative, rigorous training program for students and the local communities in which they will study and perform that will ideally enrich the local culture of arts, as well as foster participation from local pianists, teachers, students, and administrators.
We are developing Opera Argentario beyond the confines of the studio program. In future years, successful students will have the opportunity to join faculty in professional gigs such that they can begin to view themselves as young professionals.
First and foremost, the students should benefit. They will have the opportunity to:
1. perform a full role in costume
2. coach their music with world class professionals
3. take a series of lectures on performance and health
4. learn language and other musical skills
5. receive reviews and recordings of their work for their resumes and professional development.
The town of Orvieto shall also benefit, as there will be much collaboration, extra performances to enrich the cultural life of the town.
What I Will Do With $5,000
The money will be used, in addition for a bit more marketing, to:
-Create “tuition scholarships” to cover the tuition of students based on talent and need, and for local students so that they can join our program for a cost commensurate with local economies and customs.
-increase the wage of faculty from a mere honorarium
-the hiring of extra local faculty
-costumes and venues