Beyond the Stage: Developing a Career Toolkit

Course description

The aim of this short course is to improve a singer’s entrepreneurial skills by developing the practical elements of managing a successful career in opera. This course is intended for individuals who are already working in the industry and have finished their training, offering a toolkit for further professional development. Participants will receive 5 new headshots, a 1hr recording session (for up to 3 arias or songs), a feedback audition from industry experts, guidance on personal tax and finances, a talk through CV presentation and artist representation, and advice on branding and website design. This course will take place through a mixture of online and in person sessions.

Who is it for?

Professional singers who have completed their studies.

Course Leader

Steve Phillips, Artist Manager

What will be covered in the course?

  • 1:1 work on CV presentation and artist representation (Online)
  • Branding and website design sessions (Online)
  • Guidance on personal tax and finances (Online)
  • Headshot photoshoot
  • A feedback audition
  • 1hr recording session (for up to 3 arias or songs)

Wednesday 11 September: Host talk and 1:1 CV sessions – Online

Thursday 12 September: Website/branding talk – Online 

Thursday 12 September: Finance sessions – Online

Friday 13 September: Mock Audition – National Opera Studio 

Friday 13 September: Headshots – National Opera Studio

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September: Recording Sessions

Number of places:



  • You must be at least 18 years old by the start of the course
  • You will have studied opera or classical singing to a reasonably high level and are working professionally
  • You must be available for all dates of this course



Payment plans available (50% deposit to secure your place on the course. Remaining money to be paid by two weeks before the course)

  Booking before 28 August Booking after 28 August (Full Price)
First Payment 14 June - 27 August: £290  £580
Second Payment By 28 August: £290

Booking procedure:

Within one week of receiving your 50% deposit, we will send you an email with a Booking Form.

We will then send a payment link for the remaining payment to be paid by two weeks before the start of the course.  

By booking for a National Opera Studio short course, you agree to our Short Courses Terms and Conditions.

Please note each participant will need to organise their own accommodation during the course.

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