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Singing, piano, Vocal Ensemble

Educational program 2019-2020 at the Southold Opera House

Learn how to sing as a soloist!

Play the piano in our 6 piano class, classical repertoire and sight reading, class strongly recommended for singers


Southold Opera offers classes for adults and teens on Thursdays and Fridays

Several levels from beginners to advanced.

An audition preparation class for teens and emerging opera singers is available after audition.

For every class, an evaluation of your level is made by Anne-Julia Audray in singing, or the piano teacher  during a complementary one-on-one session before to start any curriculum.

Each singing class taught by Mrs. Audray is accompanied by a professional pianist



Fall schedule starts on September 12th, 2019

  • Singing for children age 9 to 13: Friday: 3:30pm-4:30pm

  • Singing for adults and High school teens (intermediate): Friday 4:30pm-5:30pm

  • Singing for adults (Advanced): Friday 5:30pm-7pm

  • Piano for adults: Saturday at 11:30am-12:30pm

  • Singing Private lessons: Monday after 3pm


Singing classes:

How to sing on stage as a soloist (any level and age) and how to prepare for auditions: our goal is to prepare high school teens for auditions and music college admission on top of the preparation for performing solos in the concerts organized by the Educational Program of the Southold Opera. 6 students max per group. Group classes require a strict attendance and the strong wish to learn new repertoires.

Breathing, posture, projection, artistry, every week you will be singing on stage in front of the group as soon as you are ready.

The repertoire includes opera, musical theater, art songs, folk songs.

  • Classes prepare students to audition, to participate in concerts when a sufficient level of practice, repertoire learned and artistry is reached.

  • The participation to the concerts of the school is determined by Mrs. Audray for each student.

  • The participation in the opera house season is not linked to the singing classes even if some students are invited to participate.

  • No student missing a dress rehearsal is allowed to participate in a concert.

  • Students who not follow the dress code at the dress rehearsal or at the concert cannot participate in a concert.


Repertoire learning for singers: this class is offered to all registered singers.

The pianist accompanist will provide individual coaching on language, solfege of the arias, tempos, artistry, to students in order to prepare their repertoire for Mrs Audray's class and concerts.

Tuition is $25 for 1/2 hour individual coaching at the Opera House on Fridays between 3:30pm and 7pm. Booking is made through Mrs. Audray or the administrative assistant of the Southold Opera House. Singers not registered in the singing classes of the Southold Opera do not have access to this class.

Private lessons by Mrs. Audray:

There are usually no private lessons in singing at the Southold Opera except sometimes for a special student just before an audition or a special occasion where the student needs to vocally fine-tune his/her repertoire. $150/hour payable at the lesson


How it works: Payment, Schedule and Calendar


  • ​Aspiring students are invited to a free one-on-one voice, piano, ballet, session with Anne-Julia Audray or the teacher of the class in order to determine the appropriate group level. Please contact us at for booking an appointment.

  • The first class is complementary for every new student

  • Tuition: group singing class or group piano class: $55 per class per student payable per trimester: this includes teacher fee, pianist fee, material fee, insurance, maintenance, building rent. Payment has to be made for the full trimester before the first class starts. First class is free for any new student.

  • Payment per trimester: There are 3 trimesters in the 2019-2020 school year: Mid Sept to mid Dec; Jan-Mar; Apr-June

  • by credit card or by check at the first lesson covering the trimester.

  • Multiple checks are possible but have to be paid at once at the first class in the trimester and are cashed in on a date decided with the Southold opera administration.

  • Students are eligible to enroll at any time during the year and will pay pro rata of their arrival.

  • The first class is complementary for any new student

  • If a student leaves definitively a class in the middle of a trimester, refund of classes not taken by the student is provided with a 2 weeks notice

  • If a student is absent, he/she has to make up his/her class before the end of the school year (June 2020)

  • If the teacher is absent, the class will be rescheduled at a convenient time for everyone.

  • No classes on closing days of school by the town of Southold. Classes are rescheduled.

  • Parking lot available in the rear of the opera house building for students, except during icy and snowy weather situations. It becomes impossible to get out of the hill if the driveway is icy.

  • no parking in the driveway on the west side of the opera house.

  • Calendar 2019/2020: following the school calendar of the state of New York

    • Fall 2018: 14 classes starting September 12 and ending December 14, 2018

    • Student Holiday concert: 12/13/19 at 5:30pm

    • The Week of Thanksgiving is off from Saturday November 16 to Wednesday November  27

    • Winter 2019-2020:

    • 10 classes from January 23rd to April 3rd. No class on Feb 20th and 21st (spring recess)

    • Spring 2020:

    • 10 classes from April 24th to June 19 (addition of one class on June the 18th, 1 day before the concert)

    • End of the school year Student Concert on Friday June 19th, 2020 

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