Creating Tomorrow's Artists & Audiences
>> Pineda Lyric is a program of Pineda Conservatory of the Performing Arts
428 Jerusalem Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Young Artist productions of (1) The Pirates of Penzance 2008 (2) The Elixir of Love 2010 (3) The Magic Flute 2009
Pineda Lyric's Young Artist Program is a unique and inspiring educational program open to students age 12 - 18 (college students are not eligible for this program).
Our goal is to engage young people in a life-long love of opera TUITION FREE whether the student aspires to a career in the arts or continues to patronize the arts as an avid audience member.
Arts education instills discipline, organizational skills, social skills and an appreciation for culture that lasts throughout a person's life.
The Young Artist Program is a challenging full-immersion program. Young Artists take weekly classes in the months directly preceding each Pineda Lyric opera production.
Students receive training in voice, languages, diction, theory, music history, acting and movement taught by Pineda Conservatory and Pineda Lyric professional staff. Students master a rigorous musical repertoire, improving musicianship and gaining age appropriate vocal skills.
In all Pineda Lyric professional productions, the Young Artists perform side-by-side with professional opera singers, gaining indispensable first-hand knowledge while building self-esteem and confidence. If appropriate, Young Artists are also encouraged to audition and are often cast in smaller supporting roles.
The Young Artist Program also presents their own fully-staged opera or operetta in English each season. Operas are chosen from the standard operatic repertory. However, some music may be transposed to be more suitable for young singers and appropriate cuts may be made to the score.
Students selected to participate in the Young Artist Program do so tuition-free.
Participants only pay a costume and music score fee.
Auditions are held prior to the fall and spring semesters of each school year, depending on Pineda Lyric production dates.
Check our Audition page often for updates.
The Young Artists are currently rehearsing for their upcoming production of Strauss' The Bat. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.