2009 Convention

On The Verge: New Ideas for a New Generation

Our 2009 Convention: "On The Verge: New Ideas for a New Generation" was held January 8-11, 2009, in Washington, D.C.


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The complete convention schedule is also available here.

The 2009 convention featured the following:

Distinguished Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Marilyn Horne, Evelyn Lear

“Lift Every Voice” Legacy Awards

Luther Saxon, Robert Owens

Memorable Master Classes

Martina Arroyo -- Working With the Master
Dominic Cossa -- Italiano Perfetto: Mastering Italian diction
Francois Loup -- The Art of the Comic
Alvie Powell -- It Ain’t Necessarily So: The music of Porgy and Bess
Kim Whitman -- Working With a Conductor

Outstanding Sessions

Naomi Jacobsen -- From Idea Into Action: Working from the actor’s viewpoint
Catherine Turocy -- Going for Baroque: Connecting the Baroque aria to movement and dance
Renee Camus -- The Riches of Rags: Dance steps from ragtime to ballroom
Michele Krisel -- Financing Your Career: Talking music, dollars, and sense
Evelyn Lear -- A Short Perspective on a Long Career: A centennial celebration of a great American composer, Elie Siegmeister
Nick Olcott -- Opera Games: Tap your creative instincts
Marcia leBoeuf -- To Wear or Not To Wear? That Is the Question: Period costuming, modern sensibilities

New One-Act Operas

Fresh music for your workshop

Opera Lyrica

The Flesh and Blood of Opera

Directors discuss the winner of the Collegiate Scene competition

Legacy Session

The Music of Robert Owens

Lively Panel Discussions

What Do Opera Companies Look For?

What Do Apprentice Companies Look For?

Get inside advice on how young singers can make the cut in these two sessions

Composers Forum

Helping the Opera Director Manage the Workshop

Members of the prestigious H.O.W. group have the answers

A “De-Lovely” Cabaret

From this Moment On: A Cole Porter Cabaret

Competitions

Categories: , Opera Production Competition, Chamber Opera Composition, and the newly-formed