Community Engagement

Teaching The Art Of Belonging

GO Community Engagement Programs are enriching the lives of a diverse cross section of the Southwest Florida community through a variety of creative activities.

Each year GO brings together nearly 500 performers and production personnel. We develop regional talent and engage regional professionals to perform with nationally recognized soloist and directors. Hundreds of students, elementary through college age enjoy their first opera experience by attending free dress rehearsals or lecture/demonstrations by our Professional Artists in Residence at area high school and college music classes. Over 4000 volunteer hours are contributed per year by adult chorusters and back stage volunteers. Through these Community Engagement activities, participants contribute to a thriving, harmonious community.


• The Harmony Choir
• Talented Teens
• Summer Performance Camp
• The Youth Opera Chorus
• Master Classes
• Invitation to Dress Rehearsals


• Emerging Artists Program
• GO Divas
• Private Coaching
• Private Vocal Technique Lessons
• Paid Solo Opportunities

The Harmony Choir is our youth development program that encourages personal confidence and social skills through introductory music lessons, choral participation and performance. This program augments existing after-school programs in partnership with other non-profit organizations and is delivered at no cost to participants. Activities include choral singing, vocal instruction, musicianship skills and percussion activities. Qualified music education teachers lead the classes and participants perform at various community events.

Emerging Artists Training Program (ages 16 +) provides private classical voice training and performance opportunities to talented singers in our community. Through auditions, young aspiring performers (ages 16 +) from the Southwest Florida region receive free private training and paid performance opportunities in community concerts and opera productions.  Participants receive individualized studies and solo performance opportunities, as well as section leader and support roles in opera productions. Trainees develop tools for success such a poise, stage presence, and confidence, giving them a competitive edge to increase opportunities as a vocal soloist.

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Opera Chorus Skilled Adult Chorus members and the Youth Opera Chorus (7-15) receive high level instruction and perform in full-scale professional opera productions and concerts January through April. Auditions are held each fall.

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Talented Teens may audition to take part in our new performance class, a junior devision of Emerging Artist program. It provides training and performance opportunities to talented young performers in our community. Participants receive individualized studies and performance opportunities. The program helps the students develop tools for success such as poise, stage presence and confidence – which helps them explore increased opportunities as a vocal soloist. Contact for more information.

GO Divas of Gulfshore Opera

GO Divas is Gulfshore Opera’s exciting, new, all female, vocal group. Comprised of six beautiful young ladies with finishing school degrees in music, they perform a variety of classical vocal ensembles featuring rich harmonies.

Career path, young Florida-based professional opera singers join GO for a 5-day workshop designed to refine their audition package.

GO Music Director Maestro, Jorge Parodi joins General Director, Steffanie Pearce to help these promising young artists refine their repertoire and maximize their impact at management and company auditions.

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Join Our Team
Of Performers, Volunteers
& Contributors

GO volunteers have an excellent opportunity to share their skills and love for the arts as they connect with people of all ages and backgrounds.  Whether you are a high school or college student, a working adult or retiree, we have opportunities for you to enrich your life and the lives of others, meet people with similar interests, and help fulfill our mission while having fun!

Volunteers are a crucial part of the operation of the Gulfshore Opera whether you help onstage, backstage, or front of house (ushering). 

Our volunteers are integral to our success!