"Each summer I am impressed, delighted and so grateful for the incredible growth opportunity that Prelude to Performance provides for young emerging professional singers. The program is unique in its firm goal to empower young singers to strengthen and unify their vocal and dramatic gifts through performance and intense role preparation. In working with top level professionals who deeply understand the art form in all its facets, the singers are given the information, inspiration, and thankfully, the much needed permission to create a role. This program offers an essential, indispensable part of the artistic jigsaw puzzle for the young singer to tap into the courage, imagination and their musical and dramatic generosity.

Every student of mine has grown immeasurably through their experiences at Prelude to Performance. I have also seen my valued colleagues students thrive as well... " Arthur Levy Voice Faculty, Mannes College