Based on the recommendations of a 20-25 member Panel of Experts, Career Bridges provides grants for coaching in voice, diction, language, repertory and stage deportment. Further grants include career guidance, performance opportunities, and assistance in career promotion. We continue to provide mentoring, evaluating and further grants for a period of three years.
We have successfully launched our Career Bridges Outreach program to the schools, titled “Kids Love Opera!”. In the past we have sung for over 15 schools in Westchester County, NY, reaching more than 4,000 “kids”. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. With our performances, we are fulfilling three functions: giving performance opportunities and income to our grant winners, introducing the world of opera to children who have for the most part never heard classical music before, and creating a new audience for opera.