Summer 2021: Summer Conservatory and Musical Storywriting Puppet Camp

Perform and create with us!

Summer Conservatory: Join us for our dynamic three-week Opera Camp this summer!  This year our virtual offering will feature ensemble master classes and group work each morning with private lessons in singing, acting, music theory, languages and special related arts each afternoon.  Students will focus on group and individual projects, work with masters from around the country, and produce a virtual opera at the end of the session. Spend your July with us in this fun, exciting and innovative program!

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Musical Storywriting Puppet Camp: New this summer!  Make and perform an original opera with your very own puppet creations during our one-week virtual camp! 

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Musical Storywriting Puppet Camp:

Ages 7-10

June 28 - July 2, 2021

This program runs Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 11:00am and 12:00pm to 1:00pm on Friday, July 2.

$125 for one-week session. Scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Summer Conservatory:

Ages 10-18, all levels

July 12 - July 30, 2021

Program runs Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm. Final performance will be held on July 30, 2021.

$1200 for three-week session. Scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Apply now! Virtual audition information will be emailed to you upon receipt of application.

Summer Conservatory Program Structure

The average day is organized into two parts—group/ensemble work in the morning, plus private lessons in the afternoon. Areas of study may include:

  • Singing technique and interpretation
  • Acting
  • Movement and dance
  • Music and theater theory and history
  • Scene work and character study
  • Improvisation and audition techniques
  • Speech and diction
  • Professionalism


“My mother discovered SFOG's Summer Conservatory, and it was a complete lifesaver. Even though it was online and the hours were unusual because of the time difference, I loved it. No other virtual programs have made me feel that I was part of a community working together to make a musical production. It was almost like being in person. I liked the fact that the Guild program was demanding but creative. We learned challenging music but we were also given creative liberty in making our costumes and backdrops. It gave me the feeling and excitement that I get when I’m in an in-person opera.” 

- Linus Schafer-Goulthorpe, 12 years old

Discover the World

Because exploring art and culture means exploring the world, the Opera Scouts program also presents opportunities for travel and exchange in both local and distant destinations. In April 2022 Opera Scouts are embarking on the AUSTRIA ADVENTURE to visit and perform in Salzburg, Melk and Vienna! 

Check out our recent ITALIA (IN)CANTA program featuring a 10 day musical trip to Venice, Florence and Rome:

Watch the 2018 Italia (in)canta video here!

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Questions? Please contact (415) 565-3280 or [email protected]