"Opera Breve Vocal Intensive was my first young artist program, and I learned so much in those few short weeks. I came to the program expecting to stage an opera and work on aspects such as stage presence and musical interpretation. The program completely exceeded my expectations. By the end of the program, I truly felt like a completely different performer. Several of the big gaps in my limited knowledge, like how to create a strong résumé, were either narrowed or filled. The fantastic faculty helped me grow more than I could ever imagine. Each day was jam packed with individual instruction ranging from vocal coaching, diction lessons, and voice lessons. It is a nurturing environment where performers feel comfortable to expose themselves and step outside of their comfort level. Not only was I able to grow as a performer, but I made connections and lifelong friendships along the way. I am so grateful for the Opera Breve Vocal Institute. It was a wonderful program to start my journey as a young performer, and I would recommend this program to anyone who is serious about performing."