Lyle Mitchell has been accepted to AIMS, the American Institute of Musical Studies, in Graz, Austria, for their six-week summer program.
The curriculum involves singers in extensive work in vocal technique, diction, psychological, musical and dramatic preparation for performing and auditioning, body movement, literary and historical studies, and the stagecraft to present their repertoire.
The Opera Studio prepares singers for performing opera at the professional level. This studio is for singers at all stages of development, from those finishing degrees to the professional level. Concentration is on the standard operatic repertoire (German, Italian, French) with emphasis on the works of Mozart and Strauss. Opera Studio participants work closely with European and American opera coaches, conductors and stage directors. There are many performance opportunities in the AIMS Recital and Festival Concert Series, including recitals, master classes, concerts with the AIMS Festival Orchestra, the Meistersinger Vocal Competition and special events presented by resident and visiting faculty, eminent artists and conductors.