Summer Vocal Arts Program

at the Brooklyn Music School

The BMS Summer Vocal Arts Program (SVA) provides a selective, five-week intensive exposure to high-level vocal arts preparation and performance.

Designed to accommodate both highly promising student performers and accomplished adults, the SVA culminates in three fully produced shows: an opera, a cabaret, and a children's vocal production, that will be presented to the Brooklyn community as a showcase for BMS talent.

Each week of this accelerated course will include approximately 12 hours of classes in singing, performance, acting, and yoga for singers that will be integrated with rehearsal.

Students will have the opportunity to improve their vocal technique, diction, acting, movement and stage presence while learning material from a range of musical traditions. 

In 2018,The Brooklyn Opera Works/SVA program presented John Blow's baroque masterpiece "Venus and Adonis" and Christopher Cerrone's one-act "All Wounds Bleed". As well as the annual edition of "A Brooklyn Cabaret," directed by Anthony Laciura.

This year in the Summer of 2019, the SVA program will be presenting an exciting double-bill featuring: George Frederic Handel’s Baroque masterpiece “Acis and Galatea” and a priemiere of a new one-act opera by Young emerging composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh entitled “We the Innumerable”.

Summer 2019 info

Program Dates: July 15-August 25


  • A Brooklyn Cabaret: August 17

  • Acis and Galatea | We the Innumerable: August 21, 22, 23 at 7:30pm, August 24 at 3:30pm 

Tuition: $1800

For more information about the Summer Vocal Arts Program, please contact Lina Tetriani at 


  • Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck

  • A cabaret review entitled A Brooklyn Cabaret

  • Selected scenes from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro

  • Henry Purcell's Baroque opera Dido and Aeneas (2016)

  • Echo et Narcisse by C.W. Gluck (2017)

  • A Brooklyn Cabaret: Temptations (2018)

  • Venus & Adonis by John Blow (2018)

  • All Wounds Bleed by Chris Cerrone (2018)

Highlights from the 2016 production of Henry Purcell's "Dido & Aeneas" by the Brooklyn Music School's Summer Vocal Arts program.