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Final Performance
June 23, 2023

LIVE from The St. Croix Valley River




7:00 pm - June 23, 2023

The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI



Summer Vocal Institute 2023
Final Performance Tickets are now on sale!

Get ready for an unforgettable evening of music and artistry at the St. Croix Valley Opera's Summer Vocal Institute Final Performance! Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience as talented local singers take the stage to showcase their skills and passion for music. This one-week performing arts intensive is designed to help emerging artists advance their careers. You'll enjoy a vibrant evening filled with songs and stories as performed by some of the area's up-and-coming vocal artists.

Don't miss your chance to witness the results of this week-long intensive training program to see what the students have learned from a talented and professional faculty of highly-skilled performers as they teach the students how to navigate the ever-winding road of a career in today's singing industry. Seminar topics during this week-long intensive included vocal coaching, collaborating with other musicians, audition skills and techniques, and more.

Tickets for this event are only $15, so click the button above or at the bottom of this page to order now, grab your friends and family, and join us for an evening of music and entertainment that you won't forget. The event will be held LIVE from The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI starting at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 23rd, 2023.

By attending this event, you'll be supporting local artists and helping us continue to bring artistic excellence to The St. Croix Valley.

Hurry and get your tickets now before they sell out! We can't wait to see you at the Summer Vocal Institute Final Performance.

Learn more details below about the Institute.

St. Croix Valley Opera
Summer Vocal Institute 2023
Student Enrollment (Now Closed)

St. Croix Valley Opera is announcing its upcoming Summer Vocal Institute for 2023! Come study vocal performance excellence in the beautiful St. Croix Valley region as one of the next generations of emerging singers from June 19-23, 2023! The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin serves as the host for SVI week.


About the Program:
St. Croix Valley Opera's Summer Vocal Institute is a one-week performing arts intensive designed to give emerging vocal professionals in the region a chance to receive quality instruction not only in voice technique but also in performance and other necessary skills for a career in the performing arts. At the end of the Institute, students will walk away with the tools, techniques, and knowledge they need to be well-rounded both as performers and as professionals in the performing arts.

Learn from a talented and professional faculty of highly skilled opera and musical theater performers as you progress and navigate the ever-winding road of a career in today's singing industry. Guest clinician Mario Antonio Marra, Head of Music, MN Opera will join the SVI this year to instruct students in a master class during the week-long intensive.

Topics during this week-long intensive include:

  • Vocal Health and Wellness

  • Working with industry professionals

  • Audition Techniques

  • Body Awareness and Stage Movement

  • Acting for Singers

  • Song Breakdown 101

  • Putting Your Best Foot Forward

  • Voice Lessons and Coaching

  • And more!

2023 Summer Vocal Institute Faculty

This Year's Master Guest Clinician


Mario Antonio Marra
Head of Music, MN Opera


At the end of the week, we’ll throw open the doors to the public for a final celebratory presentation featuring group performances and solos you’ve workshopped during the week.

SCVO understands the importance of ongoing, intentional education as a professional musician. The SVI was designed for young emerging artists to have an intensive learning experience beyond their regular vocal study. Obed Floan, SCVO’s Executive Director shares: “As a result of their involvement in the SVI, these emerging professional singers will be set apart from their peers by this insider training from some of the industry's best. This experience will be foundational to their growth and success as a professional vocal performer.


  • Date: June 19-23, 2023

  • Time: All Day with a final performance showcase Friday night, June 23, 2023

  • Location: The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI

  • Eligibility: 

    • Vocal Performers interested in further training in Opera and Musical Theatre

    • Ages: 18-26

  • Price: $600.00 USD, covering all 5 days, including all instructional material. Select meals will be provided. Please note that some lodging may be available upon request, however most meals, and all transportation will be the responsibility of the student—these are not provided by SCVO.


Enrollment is Now Closed.  Buy your tickets to the final performance below to show your support!

Brought to you in part by The Twin Cities Opera Guild!

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