Letter to Students Interested in Opera Theatre

Dear New Cal Poly Student:

Thank you for your interest in Cal Poly Student Opera Theater (CPSOT)!

Throughout the year, Cal Poly students interested in singing have ample opportunity to practice performance technique within the Music Department. Through our weekly Vocal Practicum class, studio classes, quarterly master classes, symphonic solo competitions, choral solos, and more, our singers are in front of an audience, honing their craft several times per quarter. One of the most memorable and enriching experiences is our yearly CPSOT production.

Every year our vocalists go onstage to produce fully staged and costumed productions of complete shows or scene showcases with small ensemble orchestra or piano accompaniment. It is our goal to provide students with a true Learn by Doing experience, embodying another character, place, and time, while utilizing their vocal instrument to tell a story to our committed audience members. Our shows range in genre from traditional opera to classic musical theater, from operetta to cabaret. We incorporate as many student singers as possible, creating a cast of student performers across various majors and colleges, where all students develop their skills in a supportive and fun environment.

Our CPSOT program instills the confidence and work ethic required for any career path after college, whether you will be a performer or any other profession. For many students (and for the voice faculty) our CPSOT production becomes one of our favorite events of the year. We hope you will join us!

You can email me with any questions, and we look forward to working with you!

Best wishes,

Amy Goymerac, 2023 Producer