Bach-Millennium Music is a non-profit company, organized to empower singers, conductors and vocal coaches in their pursuits of artistry in the field of opera by offering unique, intensive educational training programs where students can learn and excel through daily practice with a resident professional orchestra, master classes, individual lessons, seminars, workshops and public performing opportunities.
We look forward to reopening for Summer 2022
The dates are August 1- August 14, 2022
Bach-Millennium Music offers a unique program in opera collaboration with a resident orchestra, designed to provide singers, conductors and pianists/coaches with a professional experience.
For singers, the curriculum will include daily rehearsals with conductor and orchestra, individual voice lessons and coaching with leading international faculty, preparation of arias and ensembles for professional stage in a supportive environment, collaboration with conducting students, lectures and master classes in body alignment, acting and presentation in the world of singing, public performances, and video recordings of the concerts.
For conductors, the curriculum will include daily morning and afternoon podium time, daily reviewing of recordings and discussion, work with internationally recognized faculty and a fully professional orchestra, score analysis and conducting technique, focus on operatic repertoire with singers, lectures and master classes, a final public performance, and video recordings of both rehearsals and a concert.
For pianists/coaches, the curriculum will include daily meeting with coaching faculty, sessions with conducting students and faculty, observation and practical experience in vocal coaching, participation in master classes, classes in operatic score preparation, observations of orchestral sessions with conductors and singers.
The program faculty will be led by veteran German opera conductor Maestro Matthias Kuntzsch, joined by Maestro Alexander Katsman, Professor Timothy Bach, Dramatic Soprano Milena Georgieva Bach and others.
Board of Directors Milena Georgieva, Founder, President Lyubomir Grigorov, Vice-President, Social Media and Web site consultant Timothy Bach, Co-founder, Treasurer Vincent Aveni, Secretary
Advisory Board Sylvia Anderson Patricia Craig Pamela Fry Matthias Kuntzsch
SING with orchestra Daily rehearsals with conductor and orchestra Individual voice lessons and coaching Leading International Faculty Understand conductor’s demands Diction coaching Prepare your roles for professional stage in a supportive environment Video recordings from the concerts Collaborate with conducting students Lectures and Master Classes Final concerts
CONDUCT opera Daily podium time Video recordings from the final concerts Option for recording of all daily orchestra rehearsals Internationally recognized faculty Work on Operatic Repertoire Score analysis and conducting technique Professional orchestra Conducting Opera Singers Lectures and Master Classes Personal consultation Final concerts
COACH opera Daily meeting with coaching faculty Group meetings on operatic score preparation Sessions with conducting students, singers and faculty Observation of vocal coaching sessions as well as practical experience Learning vocal repertoire Lectures and Master Classes Personal consultations Final public concert
Be prepared to be present between 10:00-5:00.All activities are on rotating principle, allowing you to have some time between classes for reviewing notes, preparation for what comes next and getting to know your new friends. We have an open door policy as we believe that we learn from one another. We greatly encourage you to use the opportunity and enter as many rehearsals/classes/lessons as you can. Observe other students' work as much as your schedule allows it.
We are so happy and grateful to have our program this summer in the beautiful facilities of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music! The Conservatory’s Civic Center campus at 50 Oak Street, opened in 2006, is just a three-minute walk from Davies Symphony Hall, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco Ballet, and SFJAZZ, and just one block from a major public transit hub. There are state-of-the art classrooms, practice rooms, teaching studios, and three performance halls.
Students are expected to secure their own housing. Should this prove difficult, please reach out to us for assistance.
Matthias Kuntzsch, Conductor Alexander Katsman, Conductor Timothy Bach, Pianist Milena Georgieva Bach, Dramatic Soprano, Founder of Bach-Millennium Music Catherine Cook, Mezzo soprano Molly Fillmore, Soprano Jane Randolph, Soprano Silvia Anderson, Dramatic Soprano Patricia Craig, Soprano