Skip to Main Content

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

The Opera Institute

The CSULB Opera Institute gives pre-professional opera singers the opportunity to perform fully staged, orchestrally accompanied operas yearly. Our nationally recognized opera program provides weekly master classes with working professional artists, directors, agents, and diction coaches. Recent alums of the Opera Institute are singing on major opera stages worldwide, studying at some of the most prestigious conservatories in the world, and giving recitals at festivals including Aspen, Tanglewood, Opera Festival di Roma, Music Academy of the West, and Glimmerglass Opera. Admission to the workshop is by audition only. Dr. David Anglin is the Director of the program.

Opera Audition Dates

Current audition dates and information for Opera are located on the Voice Auditions page.

top ↑

Side Menu

Voice Faculty

All Faculty/Staff

Choral Events

All Events

* Events marked with an asterisk are free with a valid Music Major Pass

Chamber and University Choirs

Jonathan Talberg and Joshua Palkki, directors

The Bob Cole Chamber Choir and CSULB University Choir maintain a significant touring and recording schedule; they have been featured in performances with the Rolling Stones, the Kronos Quartet, virtually all of Southern California’s professional musical organizations and on video and film soundtracks.

Fall Choral Concert: Women’s, Men’s, & ’49er Choruses

Matthew Hazzard, Marcus Klotz, and Brian Dokko, conductors

Opera Masterpieces

Suzan Hanson, director

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 @ 8:00PM
    Sunday, November 5, 2017 @ 4:00PM
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 * Saturday / Sunday

Pacific Standard Time & Jazz And Tonic

Christine Guter and Sean Fitzpatrick, directors

Opera Scenes

Brian Farrell, director

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 8:00PM
    Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 1:00PM
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7 * Saturday / Sunday

Winter Festival Concert

Brian Dokko, Matthew Hazzard, Marcus Klotz, Joshua Palkki, and Jonathan Talberg, conductors

More than 200 singers ring in the holidays with favorite carols, songs, and classical works in Long Beach’s greatest Winter extravaganza. Set in the historic sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Long Beach, this traditional concert has thrilled audiences for over five decades! Enjoy the majesty of the great Möller organ, handbells, vocal jazz, and, of course the combined voices of all seven CSULB choirs!

  • Bob Cole Conservatory of Music
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd.
  • Long Beach, CA 90840-7101
  • 562-985-4781 phone
  • 562-985-2490 fax

Privacy Policy

© 2002-2017 Bob Cole Conservatory/CSULB