What is MTB? A typical American summer training program does not usually operate an intensive musical theater summer program and a serious opera summer program side by side. In German, the term Musiktheater incorporates the genres of opera, operetta and musical theater. While these art forms can be very different in their approach and presentation, their combination within Musiktheater recognizes that we are all essentially singing stage actors. We all need training in voice, acting, dance, movement and song interpretation.
With this German influence at its core, Musiktheater Bavaria offers the combination of a culturally enriching study abroad experience and a serious professional training program in which students choose to study either opera or musical theater.
At MTB you'll spend the month of July working with a focused group of talented students and excellent, experienced teaching faculty who are committed to making the maximum possible impact on your performance and audition readiness in a period of four weeks. You'll perform and you'll study voice, acting, dance, movement, German, audition skills, working in the German-speaking countries, and more, as you experience life in the beautiful Bavarian Alps.
Our Opera Studio and our Musical Theater Studio students sometimes work separately and sometimes together in classes, workshops, master classes and private lessons tailored to their interests. The entire group is always together for meals and social activities. Most students are in college or graduate school, but may also be young professionals who have finished graduate school and desire to train at MTB in preparation for auditioning in the German-speaking countries, or for professional auditioning in general.
Although we work intensively Monday through Friday, weekends (except the initial orientation weekend) are free for travel and relaxation.
Musiktheater Bavaria is designed as a premium study abroad experience for a limited group of about 24 singers and 5 collaborative pianists, with a 3:1 student to full-time faculty ratio that ensures close personal attention to each student.
The MTB experience:
• individual attention
• advanced instruction
• supportive environment
• talented colleagues
At MTB we embrace your individuality and work with you to recognize your needs, celebrate your strengths and customize your study. If you come to MTB ready to work and invest in the experience, you will not be disappointed!