Opera and Voice Coaching - Pittsburgh Opera
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.
Students will be exposed to all aspects of a professional opera company. Students must attend four mandatory half-days touring and learning about all Pittsburgh Opera departments, observing and participating in coaching sessions, and investigating requirements for careers in opera. Students may choose to participate in additional activities, including performance and education programs. These sessions are mandatory and take place on Fridays from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Opera headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Additional, optional, events will be shared at the first session.
Fall 2017 Schedule:
Instructor Bio: Pittsburgh Opera Director of Education Marilyn Michalka Egan, Ph.D., has taught students from pre-school through graduate school how to learn, how to make music, and how to teach. Marilyn explores ways to integrate the arts meaningfully into all subject areas through a wide array of opera programs for educators, students, schools, families, and adults. For her work at Pittsburgh Opera, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council presented Marilyn with a Work of Art Award for Excellence in Arts Education in 2009 and a second Work of Art Award for Established Accessibility Champion in 2013.
Dr. Egan has offered graduate courses on classroom techniques, learning styles, brain-based instruction, and multiple intelligences through Performance Learning Systems. She has taught at Duquesne University, Gannon University, Geneva College, Kent State University, and Youngstown State University. Marilyn has degrees in Music Education, Music Theory, and Orff certification from Duquesne University; the Dalcroze Eurhythmics Certificate and License from Carnegie Mellon University; and a Ph.D. in Music Education from Kent State University.
For 26 years, Marilyn volunteered at Radio Information Service as a newspaper reader, host of Towntalk (an interview program), and producer of special audio descriptive programs. For fun and variety, Marilyn served as a Nonresponse Follow-up Enumerator for the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census, designed and presented in-service presentations for teachers at Colegio Casuarinas y Colegio Robles in Lima, Peru, and is currently reading the 100 best novels selected by the editorial board of Modern Library.