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Welcome to the British Opera Academy!  From JUNE 18 – JULY 2 we will be offering an immersive 2-week experience designed for your needs and interests, set in the beautiful English countryside close to London.

A personalized daily programme will include Classes in Movement and Acting as applied to Individual Aria work, with Voice Lessons, Alexander Technique, Master Classes and Private Coaching and Rehearsals based in the lovely studios at the Guildford School of Acting, University of Surrey, culminating in Public Concert Performances in Surrey and London.

The Music Mind Spirit Trust is proud to present the British Opera Academy (BOA). We are a charitable organisation that focuses on music as a key to empower individuals by unlocking creativity and enriching lives through high-quality music training and inclusive performance opportunities.

BOA's rich and diverse programme from its esteemed faculty and internationally renowned guest artists offers masterclasses and special sessions with:

  • ALLAN GLASSMAN, The Metropolitan Opera, Voice Faculty of Roosevelt University, Chicago
  • JAMIE BARTON, world-renowned Mezzo soprano, leading cast member in Il Trovatore (Azucena) this June at Covent Garden
  • SIR WILLARD WHITE, basso extraordinaire in an incredible career throughout the world
  • Question and Answer about a career in opera with upcoming shooting star soprano JENNIFER FRANCE, known everywhere for her extraordinary performances of Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos
  • Learn about Nutrition for Singers from baritone DUNCAN ROCK of the Metropolitan Opera and the Glyndebourne Opera
  • Class in Vocal Improv presented by Royal Academy of Music professor, jazz pianist Dominic Alldis

Application Procedure:

Click on "sign up" button found in upper right-hand corner of the screen

  • Click create account at bottom of the login page (account is free) and enter your info
  • Click on New Application
  • Enter 'British Opera Academy' in the search field and our logo will pop up
  • Click on the logo to go to the actual application

Audition fee:
The $35 administrative charge is to be paid to Acceptd. To request an application fee waiver, please reach out to the Acceptd Help Desk here


We look forward to receiving your audition materials soon.  GOOD LUCK! 

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Dr Mark Clark on or Dr Chika Robertson on

For technical questions please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.