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Collegiate Consortium

Since 2005, Opera Grand Rapids has hosted a consortium of colleges and universities. Students who attend schools in the OGR Collegiate Consortium receive access to master classes and student recitals, tickets to world-class Opera Grand Rapids productions, and a significantly reduced fee to participate in the Collegiate Vocal Competition, among other benefits.

Previously available only to schools in West Michigan, the Collegiate Vocal Competition is now open to participation for students nationwide and boasts a nearly $25,000 purse.

This year, OGR welcomed a new Director of Music Education and Assistant Conductor Austin McWilliams, who will facilitate both the Collegiate Consortium and Collegiate Vocal Competition. We are excited to bring onto our team an established educator and conductor who will work closely with consortium schools to create many new and unique opportunities for students.

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Contact

Austin McWilliams
amcwilliams@operagr.org
(573) 712-6316


MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • $30 Collegiate Vocal Competition entrance fee
  • Free, unlimited tickets to all dress rehearsals
  • Participation in master classes at the Betty Van Andel Opera Center
  • Opportunity to schedule OGR chorus auditions on your campus
  • School recognition in all programs
  • Offered remaining spots for participation in student recitals and other featured events for students

  • 5 free tickets to all Opera Unlimited events
  • 20 free tickets to all mainstage operas
  • Offered second spots for participation in student recitals and other featured events for students
  • plus all benefits included with level 1

  • 5 free tickets to all other OGR events
  • Opportunity to schedule a master class at your campus
  • Offered first spots for participation in student recitals and other featured events for students
  • plus all benefits included with levels 2 and 1

  • $100 Collegiate Vocal Competition entrance fee
  • Free, unlimited tickets to all dress rehearsals

2020/21 MEMBERS

Grand Valley State UniversityHope College