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Manitoba Opera Selects Artists for Digital Emerging Artists Program 

Four Emerging Canadian Artists have been selected by Manitoba Opera to participate in their Inaugural Digital Emerging Artists Program. Congratulations to Sydney Baedke (soprano), Elizabeth Hoyt-Surdhar (mezzo-soprano), Kaden Forsberg (tenor), and Nicholas Borg (baritone). The four-week intensive online program includes lessons, masterclasses and webinars on language coaching, diction, and career development from a faculty of four talented professional opera singers, Tracy Dahl, Monica Huisman, Marion Newman, and John Tessier.
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Vancouver Opera Announces 2020-21 Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists

Congratulations to the 6 artists selected by Vancouver Opera for their 2020-2021 Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program; Ian Cleary (tenor), Dana Fradkin (stage director), Luka Kawabata (baritone), Amy Seulky Lee (piano), Jonelle Sills (soprano), and Amanda Weatherall (mezzo-soprano). The program provides a bridge between formal educational programs and the professional opera world, providing hands-on experience and unique opportunities for career development.
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A Busy Summer of Programming at Highlands Opera Studio

Highlands Opera Studio (HOS) went online this August to provide four weeks of fully subsidized intensive online professional training and development. Private coachings and group sessions focused on personal & professional growth, systematic racism, emotional health, community, shared experiences, adaptability, and vision for the future of professional opera. After several conversations and discussions with members of the HOS IBPOC community, on August 19th HOS officially launched the Highlands Opera Racial Equity Advisory Council.
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Soundstreams finds a new home at the CMC

Soundstreams is the new permanent resident of the third floor of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC) Ontario’s historic building in downtown Toronto. Moving to the CMC tightens the connection between the two organizations and will further Soundstreams’ mission of promoting new Canadian music, and also create opportunities for Canadian artists and composers.
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