Part of OOPS MN's mission is to support the development of Classical Vocal Artists in Minnesota.
Thank you to our generous Patrons who made it possible to offer this series to our Artist community free of charge.
Artist Statement Seminar with Pablo Siqueiros
An Artist Statement is a description of your work in your own words, an explanation of what you do and why. It gives the world deeper insight into who you are as an Artist. Pablo will guide participants through prompts and discussions to help them reflect on and develop their own Artist Statements
Masterclass with Carol Vaness
Born in San Diego, CA, Carol Vaness launched her professional singing career at the New York City Opera, where she appeared regularly from 1979 to 1983. Since then, she has sung on the world's biggest stages and at premier music festivals, collaborated with today's foremost conductors in operatic and symphonic repertoires, appeared on numerous television broadcasts throughout North America and Europe, and compiled a distinguished catalog of recordings.
Personal Branding with Jenna Wolf
We will cover the most vital aspects of establishing your personal branding in a budget and time-friendly approach, which includes your website content, social media presence, and audition materials.
There will be time at the end for questions!
Masterclass with Adriana Zabala
Adriana Zabala is acclaimed for operatic, concert and recital performances throughout the U.S. and abroad. The New York Times has hailed her as “a vivid, fearless presence,” and the L.A. Times as “an extraordinary, vibrant mezzo-soprano.”
Ms. Zabala was an Associate Professor of Voice at the University of Minnesota, where she taught applied voice, graduate vocal literature, and Vive les Arts!, a Global Seminar in Paris. She is currently an Associate Professor of Voice at the Yale School of Music.
with Danielle St. Germain-Gordon
Danielle St.Germain-Gordon was recently appointed Interim Executive Director at San Francisco Ballet, America's oldest professional ballet company. With nearly 25 years of management, fundraising, and marketing experience and more than $400 million raised to date, Danielle is a dynamic leader in the non-profit arts industry. She has led several notable fundraising teams across the United States, including at the American Alliance of Museums, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Arena Stage, all located in Washington, DC, and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Having attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Danielle returned to California when she joined SF Ballet in 2018 as Chief Development Officer. A mother of two, Danielle lives between Tiburon, California and Nashville, Tennessee.
Websites for Artists with
Dr. Regina Zona
Singer, Voice Teacher, Cabaret Artist, and Web Designer Dr. Regina Zona of Tosca Web Design will walk Artists through building websites to promote themselves and their careers.
Finances for Artists with Andrew Altenbach
This session covers:
-Aspects of financial wellness and balance
-Retirement and savings strategies
-Protecting assets and cash flow
-Specifics of managing an artist's life on the road, managing cash flow.
Andrew Altenbach is a Managing Associate and Financial Advisor with The Bulfinch Group in Boston, MA. He works with families and small businesses to protect and grow their money with confidence. Before joining Bulfinch, Mr. Altenbach established a career as a conductor and pianist, working with numerous companies and orchestras across the United States. An artist's lifestyle and cash flow can be particularly daunting, and Mr. Altenbach often works with artists to help them manage these challenges while deeply understanding the artistic challenges of cultivating a performance career.
Musical Theatre Masterclass with Peter Rothstein
Peter Rothstein is the Founding Artistic Director of Theater Latté Da, a Twin Cities-based company dedicated to adventurous music-theater. Since the company’s inception in 1992, Peter has directed 73 main-stage productions, including 11 world premieres and 12 area premieres. In 2012 the company launched NEXT, a major new works initiative for the development of new music-theater.
This masterclass will focus on polishing up those oft-forgotten musical theatre pieces in your audition package. You may sign up to sing in or to audit this masterclass.
Collaborative Piano Masterclass with Dr. Eric McEnaney
Eric McEnaney enjoys a multifaceted career as one of America's foremost opera pianists and vocal coaches. Known for his expertise in contemporary opera, Dr. McEnaney has assisted in the creative process of several revival productions and newly commissioned works, collaborating with distinguished composers Dominick Argento, Carlisle Floyd, Ricky Ian Gordon, Paul Moravec, Paola Prestini, Kevin Puts, Bright Sheng, and Robert Ward, among others.
Dr. McEnaney will work with pianists on effective techniques for listening to and working with singers in a coaching setting.