OPERA America is pleased to offer two distinct career development opportunities for artists. Registration is free for members, and you can sign up for any combination of sessions you wish to attend.

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This seminar series for singers provides practical advice and tools for navigating a performing career and refining your personal brand. Five different sessions will be offered via Zoom on Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.

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Recording Techniques – June 23
How do you make a good recording without the ideal equipment or setting? A Grammy Award-winning recording engineer will provide a tutorial on creating the best recording you can. Then, a panel of young artist program managers and directors will talk about how the world of video auditions.

Financial Planning – July 7
Learn specific techniques for being financially stable and successful as an artist, and how to manage your money smartly with intermittent income.

Working as a Portfolio Artist – July 21
Discover pathways to a successful career beyond the main stage in this session on creating a portfolio of work as a performing artist.

Digital Presence and Style Guide – September 1
Creating a website entails more than just putting your information online. Hear from branding experts on how to create a cohesive digital presence that effectively communicates who you are.

Artist Managers Panel – September 29
A panel of performing artist managers will speak about how contemporary artist-manager relationships function, and will take your questions on how to work with representation.


This seminar series for performing artists provides practical information about alternative career pathways in the arts, and how artists can transfer their skills to roles offstage. Four different sessions will be offered via Zoom on Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.

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Identifying and Harnessing Strengths – August 4
How do your strengths as an artist translate to strengths as a business professional? Learn how to identify and maximize your professional strengths in a new career path.

Resume Adaptation – August 18
How do you craft an administrative resume that draws upon your experience as a performing artist? Learn how to adapt your resume to highlight your strengths and skills in an administrative setting.

Adapting Your Skills – September 15
The skills needed to succeed as a performer and as an arts administrator overlap more than may be apparent. Hear about ways to adapt your skill set to a new career path, and discover opportunities to develop those skills.

Transitioned Artists Panel – October 6
Hear from a panel of opera professionals on how they successfully transitioned from working as a performer to a career in administration.

Career Blueprints for Singers and Career Transitions for Artists are generously supported by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
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