Bach-Millennium Music offers a unique program in opera collaboration with a resident orchestra, designed to provide singers, conductors and pianists/coaches with a professional experience.

For singers, the curriculum will include daily rehearsals with conductor and orchestra, individual voice lessons and coaching with leading international faculty, preparation of arias and ensembles for professional stage in a supportive environment, collaboration with conducting students, lectures and master classes in body alignment, acting and presentation in the world of singing, a final public performance, and video recordings of both concert and rehearsals.

For conductors, the curriculum will include daily morning and afternoon podium time, daily reviewing of recordings and discussion, work with internationally recognized faculty and a fully professional orchestra, score analysis and conducting technique, focus on operatic repertoire with singers, lectures and master classes, a final public performance, and video recordings of both rehearsals and a concert.

For pianists/coaches, the curriculum will include daily meeting with coaching faculty, sessions with conducting students and faculty, observation and practical experience in vocal coaching, participation in master classes, classes in operatic score preparation, observations of orchestral sessions with conductors and singers. 

The program faculty will be led by veteran German opera conductor Professor Maestro Matthias Kuntzsch, joined by Maestro Alexander Katsman, Professor Timothy Bach and Dramatic Soprano Professor Sylvia Anderson from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Founder Dramatic Soprano Milena Georgieva and others.

Board of Directors
Milena Georgieva, Founder, President
Lyubomir Grigorov, Vice-President, Social Media and Web site consultant
Timothy Bach, Co-founder, Treasurer
Vincent Aveni, Secretary

Advisory Board
Sylvia Anderson
​Patricia Craig
Pamela Fry
Matthias Kuntzsch

CONDUCT opera

Daily podium time
Video recordings from all rehearsals and the final concert
Daily recording review and discussion
Internationally recognized faculty
Work on Operatic Repertoire
Score analysis and conducting technique
Professional orchestra
Conducting Opera Singers
Lectures and Master Classes
Personal consultation
Final concert

COACH opera

Daily meeting with coaching faculty
Daily group meetings on operatic score preparation

Sessions with conducting students, singers and faculty
Daily observation of vocal coaching sessions as well as practical experience
Lectures and Master Classes
Personal consultations
Final public concert

Daily Schedule

All activities are on rotating principe, allowing students to have some time between classes for reviewing notes, preparation for what comes next, getting to know your new friends and arrange collaborations between yourselves. We have an open door policy. We believe that we learn from one another. We greatly encourage you to use the opportunity and enter as many classes/lessons as you can. Observe other students’ work as much as your schedule allows it. The schedule given below is subject to change.
SINGERS
9:00-10:00 Warm up
10:00-12:00 Coaching and lessons
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Seminars, Discussions
1:40-4:30 Sing with orchestra, Coaching, lessons
​4:45-5:45 Voice-Piano Collaboration (sign up)
6:00-6:45 Dinner
7:00-8:00 Master Classes, Lectures
CONDUCTORS
9:00-10:00 Recordings Review and discussion
10:00-12:00 Podium Time
12:00-12:30 Lunch
​12:30-1:30 Seminars, Discussions
1:40-4:30 Podium Time
4:45-5:45 Recordings Review and discussion
6:00-6:45 Dinner
7:00-8:00 Master Classes, Lectures
PIANISTS
9:00-10:00 Group lesson with coaching faculty
10:00-12:00 Observe coaching and Coach singers
​12:00-12:30 Lunch
​12:30-1:30 Seminars, Discussions
​1:40-4:30 Conductor, Pianist and Singer together
4:45-5:45 Voice-Piano Collaboration (sing up)
​6:00-6:45 Dinner
7:00-8:00 Master Classes, Lectures

 Venue

Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University is the oldest institution of higher learning in California. The campus is surrounded by the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asis which traces its founding to 1776. The campus mirrors the Mission’s architectural style, and provides a fine early example of Mission Revival Architecture.
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