Welcome!

Nautilus Music-Theater presents
The Wesley Balk Opera / Music-Theater Institute
for Performers, Directors, and Coaches

July 3rd through July 23rd, 2016

On the campus of Augsburg College, in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Wesley Balk Opera / Music-Theater Institute is unlike any other professional development program in the country. Now in its thirty-eighth year, the Institute builds upon the basic skills of singing, acting, and moving, and unifies these essential musical and theatrical components into integrated performance.

The intensive three-week session features an outstanding staff of instructors who create a stimulating and challenging environment, providing respectful observation, support, and instruction by focusing on individual growth instead of competition or comparison. Special attention is given to ways in which a radiant performer interacts with their material, their artform, their colleagues, and their community.

Since its inception, the Institute has had a profound impact upon hundreds of participants who have found its concepts applicable to all styles of performance, ranging from traditional opera to Broadway musicals to new and experimental music-theater.

The Institute is part of the professional development program of Nautilus Music-Theater, a group of operatic theater artists known nationally for creating new operas and music-theater, and exploring classic works in innovative ways.

For more information about this exciting and unique program, explore this website. If you have specific questions, you can send us an email at balk@nautilusmusictheater.org, or call us at 651-298-9913.