On The Verge: New Ideas for a New Generation 2009 Washington, D.C.
Our 2009 Convention: "On The Verge: New Ideas for a New Generation" was held January 8-11, 2009, in Washington, D.C.
The 2009 convention featured the following:
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
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
The Flesh and Blood of Opera
Directors discuss the winner of the Collegiate Scene competition
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
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