Baldwin Wallace Voice Performance

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UNDERGRADUATE - ONLY
Conservatory Program 

ALL the faculty attention
ALL the performance opportunities
No competition from graduate students

BWVP is Designed For You

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3

Main Stage Productions Every Year

2

Workshop Productions
Every Year

5

National Awards

ALL

BWVP Majors Cast in Main Stage Every Year

Innovation

Cutting-Edge Real-World Focused Curriculum

Wholistic Total-Body Instrument​ Training to Develop Complete Artistry

Voice Lessons, Coaching, Diction & Literature, and Conservatory Core

8-Semester Performance Workshop Sequence

Comprehensive Preparation to win Top Graduate School Placement 

Build and Develop Your Foundation for life-long success
Unique Partnerships with Professional Companies and Organizations

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Opportunity

for ALL BWVP Majors:

Cast in at least one Main Stage Opera production each year

Perform in two Workshop productions every semester

Participate in at least one master class each year

Work with Guest artists in professional residencies

Connect with top Grad Programs through Grad School EXPOs

Develop Professional Network through collaborations

AWARD-WINNING OPERA PRODUCTIONS

1st Place Winner
NATIONAL OPERA ASSOCIATION

WINNER
CHARLES NELSON REILLY PRIZE IN STAGE DIRECTION

1st Place Winner
THE AMERICAN PRIZE

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

Three Main Stage Opera Productions Every Year

Unmatched Performance Opportunities in Award-Winning Professional Quality Productions
Produced on and off-campus in the most prestigious venues in Cleveland 
Gain valuable real-world experience working with faculty and guest stage directors and conductors

All BWVP Majors Are Cast in At Least One Main Stage Production Each Year

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

REAL - WORLD EXPERIENCE

Hone your skills while you gain experience on stage

BWVP production rehearsals and performances emulate real-world scenarios to help you develop professional standards and work ethic.  

Build Your Portfolio

Build your professional portfolio and curate content for your website and social media with Professional Photo and Video content and Production Review Quotes

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

PERFORMANCE  WORKSHOP

ONLY at BW

Our comprehensive eight-semester Voice Performance Workshop sequence is unique to our program. 

 

Centered on total-body instrument training to develop your COMPLETE ARTISTRY,  this  carefully-planned eight semester progression of workshop courses provides instruction in acting, movement, interpretation, audition technique, and professional development through  exceptional performance-based learning opportunities that are relevant to the ever-changing industry and prepare you for real-world success.

IDEAS Guest Artists

IDEAS Guest Artists include internationally acclaimed Performers, Stage Directors, Conductors, Agents, and Administrators who come to BW to work with the Voice Performance Students in Master Classes and Workshop settings.

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GRAD SCHOOL EXPOs

We bring the best graduate programs for our students to campus.

 

Each year we bring faculty from outstanding graduate school programs to BW Campus to help our students learn more about the programs and faculty at top graduate schools.

RESIDENCY

MET OPERA DIVA

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BW ALUMNA

  • ​​Professional Development Sessions

  • Master Classes

  • Seminars

  • Recital - learn from the best in performance

  • All BWVPs coach with Jennifer

during fall and spring residency visits

CURRENT
MASTER CLASS PROGRAM

BWVP CURRICULUM

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.

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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.