Balance Arts International  presents:
VOCAL AUDITION INTENSIVE for Young Emerging Artists High School Students in Los Angeles County.

November 16-19, 2018. Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday, Monday evening concert.


Are you a young, classical singer looking for a quality, scholarship and college audition preparation workshop in Southern California?

Balance Arts International presents THE AUDITION INTENSIVE for Young Emerging Artists and High School Students.

November 16-19, 2018.

Be prepared to show your best with this 4-day audition intensive located in Sierra Madre, CA, a tranquil, nurturing and safe locale, nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley 11 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Young singers receive a weekend of voice lessons, personalized coaching, movement education, body work and mock audition experience, from renowned leaders in the international and academic opera industry.

Program begins Friday evening with a sign through, then private lessons and master classes all day Saturday and Sunday, and a final concert Monday evening in front of a live audience. The performance will be videoed for the participant's use to meet scholarship and application deadlines.

Faculty include Thomas Michael Allen and Lisa Sylvester USC voice professors,Suzanna Guzmán, L.A. Opera Education and song interpretation, Ann Rodiger (New York City)Alexander Technique, and Peter Boon Koh Gyrotonic for singers.


Details and registrations at  

Course is limited to 16 students.

Fees: $725

Scholarships are available.


Please send your audition tapes with a $25-application fee to:




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OPERA: Berlin (Staatsoper, Komische Oper), Zurich, Geneva, Paris (Champs-Elysees), Baden-Baden, Amsterdam, Brussels, Stuttgart, Cincinnati, Handel Festival Halle, Lucerne Festival, Schleswig Holstein Festival, Spoleto Festival, Cincinnati, Glimmerglass Festival

CONCERT: New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, National Symphony (Washington D.C), Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Les Arts Florissants, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Academy for Ancient Music, Opera Lafayette, Les musiciens du Louvre

RECORDING: EMI, Sony/Harmonia Mundi, Virgin Classics, Chandos, Capriccio

TEACHING: 20+years private studio Berlin, Body-Mind-Voice-Berlin, Israel Vocal Arts Institute, Singing Course Beveren (Antwerp), guest faculty Amsterdam Conservatory, faculty USC-Thornton School of Music (beginning August 2017)


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SUZANNA GUZMAN – Mezzo Soprano/Masterclass

As an Advocate for Arts Education she serves on the USC Thornton Board of Councilors, on UCLA’s Design for Sharing Board, on the Los Angeles Opera Education Committee and served as the Director of Community Engagement for the L.A. County High School for the Arts.

OPERA: Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Dallas Opera,  Opera de Geneve, Dresden Opera, Opera Montpelier, Edinburgh Festival, Opera de Nice, Spoleto Festival

EDUCATION: California State University, Los Angeles, Occidental College (Honorary Doctorate)


ANN RODIGER – Alexander Technique   

FOUNDER / DIRECTOR: Balance Arts Center, New York City

DIRECTOR: Balance Arts Center Alexander Technique Teacher Training Course

TEACHING: 30+ years private studio Alexander Technique with focus on voice in New York City, Berlin and Antwerp. Israel Vocal Arts Institute, Body-Mind-Voice-Berlin, Singing Course Beveren (Belgium), guest faculty: University of Hawaii, University of Illinois

SPECIALIST: Laban Movement Analysis

EDUCATION: University of Oregon, University of Ohio,  Urbana Center for the Alexander Technique
PRODUCER: Conferences and Workshops: Freedom to Move, Act, and Sing, and the Act of Writing


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BOON KOH - Gyrotonic®

Boon is a Licentiate of Speech & Drama from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. An actor-director who is comfortable on- and offstage, he has directed Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites for Balance Arts Opera Berlin, and assistant-directed Carmen for Singapore Lyric Theatre.

As a Gyrotonic® trainer, he focuses on helping singers to use their body as an extension of their performance.  

As an actor, he has been seen in critical feature films like Apprentice, In The Room and 12 Storeys, and in numerous plays including Tango, Tropical Traumas, Private Parts and Magic Fund