As part of its education and outreach mission, HGO Guild conducts programs that are free to the recipients (Opera Night Live, Artist in Residence, etc). The cost of these are covered by donations over and above basic guild membership and various fund raising activities. You can help keep these programs coming by making a donation today.
Singers in the HGO Studio receive amazing training in many areas and leave the Studio ready to make their dreams a reality. Howerver, launching an opera career takes incredible resources. In 2010, the Houston Grand Opera Guild created a Studio Alumni Grant Fund in honor of Lynn Guggolz Gissel for the purpose of providing funds to help young singers just out of the HGO Studio begin their journey.
Each singer has the opportunity to apply for a maximum of $1500 over a period of three years to cover certain career expenses. Young artists face the challenge of financial resources for travel to auditions, lodging, web design, as well as continued voice and acting lessons. Young singers must secure an agent and often pay for recording time in the creation of a CD.
This fund provides financial support for travel to auditions, lodging, website design, voice and acting lessons as well as recording expenses.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are the perfect times to honor a current or former Studio Artist, a loved one, or a friend.
Our Studio Alumni will shine brighter because of your generosity!
Click here for a printable form to make a donation to the Studio Alumni Fund or HGO Guild general fund.