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.

Summer 2019 info

Program Dates: July 15-August 25


  • A Brooklyn Cabaret: August 17

  • “Bastien and Bastienne” by W. A. Mozart: August 21, 22, 23 at 7:30pm, August 24 at 3:30pm 


  • Full tuition $1800

  • Opera only $1200

  • Cabaret only $1200

For more information about the Summer Vocal Arts Program, please contact Lina Tetriani, Artistic Director, 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)

August 22-24, 2018, the Summer Vocal Arts Program presented the Baroque Opera "Venus & Adonis" by John Blow.

On August 22 and 24, 2018 at the conclusion of Brooklyn Music School's Summer Vocal Arts Program, students performed "All Wounds Bleed." Composed by the Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Cerrone, All Wounds Bleed is a one-act chamber opera that tackles themes of individual strife as seen through the lens of the myth of Echo and Narcissus.

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