Opera Institute

In 2006 The Maud Powell Music Festival offered the International Opera Institute for emerging young artists.  The program was for young professionals in the process of developing a stage career.  The opera presented was Hansel and Gretel in German.  The opera was given with staging, sets and fully costumed.  In subsequent seasons graduates of this program were given roles in the Maud Powell Music Festivals well-established main stage program.

Vocal training and coaching, master classes with established professionals, and career seminars were included as part of tuition for the institute.

Faculty Includes:


  • Dr. Kevin McMahon Artistic Director Maud Powell Music Festival
  • Dr. Michael Alexander
  • David Leibowitz
  • Dr. Chris Sheppard (Chorus Master)

Stage Directors:

  • William Farlow
  • Larry Glenn

Vocal Masterclasses:

  • Karen Huffstodt & Faculty

Voice Lessons:

  • Dolores Ferraro
  • Larry Glenn
  • Carol Shamory