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
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"
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
Spoken language scenes, and monologues
Voice Acting & Voiceover
Improvisation and Devised Ensemble Theater
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
Graduate School Audition Preparation
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.
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.
MET OPERA DIVA
Professional Development Sessions
Recital - learn from the best in performance
All BWVPs coach with Jennifer
during fall and spring residency visits
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