Prepare for 21st Century Success

Innovative Real-World-Focused Curriculum​

Award-Winning Opera Productions

Comprehensive Preparation for Top Graduate School Placement and Beyond​

Undergraduate-only Conservatory  -  no competition from grad students

3

Main Stage

Productions

2

Workshop

Productions

3

National

Awards

ALL

Majors

Cast Annually

MAIN  STAGE  PRODUCTIONS

Three Professional-Quality Main Stage Opera Productions Each Year

AWARD-WINNING UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Produced on and off-campus in the most prestigious venues in Cleveland 

Gain valuable real-world experience with our faculty and guest stage directors and conductors

"BW Opera delivers
powerful staging of
Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied"
-clevelandclassical.com

PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

ONLY at BW

Our eight-semester workshop sequence offers exceptional learning 

opportunities that are unique to BW and relevant to our changing industry:

  • Music, Style, Text, and Dramatic preparation

  • Acting and Movement

  • Physical and Vocal Characterization

  • Stage Combat

  • Spoken language scenes, and monologues

  • Camera Acting

  • Voice Acting & Voiceover

  • Improvisation and Devised Ensemble Theater

  • Mask work

  • English, Italian, German, French Art Song Interpretation and Workshop

  • Aria Interpretation and Workshop

  • Scenes Study and performance including: Operetta, Baroque, Bel Canto, Romantic, Classical, and Contemporary

  • Audition technique

  • Graduate School Audition Preparation​​

  • ​Professional development

  • FALL and SPRING WORKSHOP PRODUCTIONS

We live in an age where opera, no longer restricted to theaters and concert halls, is happening in every place imaginable... BW Opera presented two performances of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at RED Space in downtown Cleveland...with moving results, proving that Dido and Aeneas remains a powerful theater piece wherever staged.
-clevelandclassical.com

CURRICULUM

INNOVATION + OPPORTUNITY

BW's comprehensive curriculum gives you skills to excel in voice, acting, movement, and interpretation.

 

You’ll develop your whole-body-instrument. You’ll learn to interpret text and music with imagination and communicate with power and authenticity through dynamic physical and vocal actions.

Rigorous coursework provides a foundation for your studies. Private lessons, coaching, workshops, master classes, scenes programs and fully staged opera productions offer real-world-focused learning opportunities.

 

Our undergraduate-only Conservatory provides you with direct access to prepare and perform for lead roles in BW main stage and opera workshop productions, music theatre and theatre productions, and choral concerts. You'll be challenged, inspired and prepared to become the best artist you can be through experiences that include vibrant and dynamic works of theatre.

With an emphasis on experiential learning within a liberal arts environment, the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music blends artistic excellence with innovation. You are encouraged to participate and attend BW’s numerous productions and programs. Also beneficial to your studies and networking opportunities is BW’s connection to Cleveland and its vibrant performing arts community, a quick 20-minute drive from campus.

RESIDENCY

MET OPERA DIVA

+

BW ALUMNA

 

​​Professional Development Sessions

 

Master Classes

Recital - learn from the best in performance

All BWVPs coach with Jennifer

during fall and spring residency visits

 

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MORE INFO

Matthew Miller
Associate Director of Admission, Conservatory of Music
(440) 826-2367, mmiller@bw.edu

 

Office Hours
Academic Year: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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