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Professional Development Workshop for BIPOC Singers

OPERA America is holding a Professional Development Workshop for BIPOC Singers at the National Opera Center in New York City on Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Resumes, Bios, and Headshots: The Dos and Don’ts
  • Branding: How and Why
  • Management: When to Seek It and How to Get the Most Out of It
  • Intimacy Direction: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

Participants will hear from a faculty of experts, including:

  • Afton Battle, General and Artistic Director, Fort Worth Opera
  • Devere Burnett, Artist Manager, IMG Artists
  • Eric Einhorn, General and Artistic Director, On Site Opera
  • Miguel Rodriguez, President and Founder, Athlone Artists; Co-Founder, Insignia Athlone Artists Management
  • Audrey Saccone, CEO and Strategist, Audrey Digital
  • Doug Scholz-Carlson, Director, Fight Choreographer, and Certified Intimacy Director; Artistic Director, Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Justin Werner, Artist Manager and Founder, Stratagem Artists


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Register for the Workshop

The Professional Development Workshop for BIPOC Singers costs $25 for OPERA America Members. (Members will be prompted to log in to access member rates.)

Tickets for non-members are $100 and include a one-year membership to OPERA America (valued at $75).

Registration ends September 22 or when spots are filled. The registration fee includes light refreshments on both days.

For more information, contact us at Programs@operaamerica.org or 646.699.5240.