Baroque Academy Opera Project

Co-directors: Julianne Baird and Grant Herreid

August 7-14, 2022

Northampton Community College
3538 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020
United States


The 2022 Baroque Academy will be held in Bethlehem, PA at Northampton Community College August 7-14, 2022  Opera singers should plan to arrive on Saturday, August 6, and instrumentalists should be prepared to participate in a run through on Sunday afternoon, August 7.

  • Pitch is A=415.
  • Audition due date: April 1, 2022 for singers and May 1, 2022 for instrumentalists.
  • Tuition: $675.

Baroque Academy Singers
Opera Project: The Judgement of Paris by Daniel Purcell
Edited, with a Prologue and Epilogue created by Grant Herreid and Lawrence Rosenwald.

Co-directed by Julianne Baird and Grant Herreid, with Lawrence Rosenwald, texts, and Dorothy Olsson, historical dance.

Perform a role in our fully staged production with Baroque orchestra and historical dance. Sessions on period acting and performance techniques. Master class and coachings. Performance Friday, August 12, 2022. Audition by April 1, 2022. There are also a few opportunities for singers outside of the opera project in Baroque Academy.

Baroque Opera Project Daily Schedule: 9:00-10:30 Master class, 11:00-12:15 staging rehearsal, 1:30-3:00 musical rehearsal, 3:30 to 5:30 tutti rehearsal with orchestra. Opera dress rehearsal: Thursday evening, August 11, after the Faculty Concert.

2022 Baroque Academy Concerts:
Baroque Academy Faculty Concert, Thursday, August 11, 7:30 p.m.
Baroque Opera Project Performance, Friday, August 12, 8:00 p.m.

Performance: Baroque Academy Student Concert 1:00 p.m. (tba)

Late evenings: salon concerts, drop-in sessions

Audition Due date

April 1, 2022


Julianne Voice
Grant Lute Voice
Drew Voice

Baroque Academy Audition Information

To apply for Baroque Academy  you will need to submit the following through our audition portal

  1. 1. $30 registration fee
  2. Your resume or a brief description (one or two paragraphs) summarizing your musical background and experience, including formal and informal training and education.
  3. 10-15 minutes of music showing your technique, expression, and understanding of Baroque style. The piece need not be accompanied. Please include composer and title information with your submission.
  4. Singers auditioning for the Baroque Opera Project will need to submit a head shot and a brief physical description: hair color, eye color, height, and weight. Photographs are accepted in any standard form. This information is required to be considered for a role in the opera.