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Joanna Carey and Maestro Robert McFarland 2008OS Professional Educational Performance Program (PEPP) is organized to provide the promising Artist with the tools to achieve a lifetime career of performance. International Dramatic Baritone, Robert McFarland, along with his coaching Staff are currently building the careers of more than 30 Artists. OS - McFAMI PEPP is set up to thoroughly train each artist in their languages, vocal technique, dramatic technique, and Public Relations. When the Artists are ready, OS - McFAMI presents each Artist in auditions - placing each Artist in the operatic roles upon the Main Stages of the important opera houses of the world.

Artists with International Promise: Opera Seabrook is proud to open its new program entitle Artists with International Promise.
Robert McFarland, international dramatic baritone, and Pattricia Stella Patino, international coloratura soprano, held Master Classes and Auditions for the most talented opera singers in both Cali & Bogota, Colombia.  The result of these auditions was the discovery of several highly talented Artists who were offered the Scholarship opportunity of traveling to the United States solely to receive vocal, diction & style, musical, and dramatic training for current and future opportunities of performance.  Artists will be covering and performing major and secondary roles as well as being involved with many other aspects of production with Opera Seabrook’s performing season.  

Professional Orientation Project to High Schools (POP): Opera Seabrook, knowing the lack of professional venues for the Young Artists as well as the  future Administrative and Technical producers, will develop the attitudes and have direct, assertive training with each individual creating a Professional Orientation in our opera Production program.

The Professional Orientation in our Opera Production program is a total immersion in all the areas involved with each opera production.
Opera Seabrook’s professional staff, after having chosen the finest talent in each area listed below, will work training the students from High School at The High School Auditorium in the afternoons after classes preparing them for each opera production giving each individual recognition with program notes both on the televised results as well as the program notes.

RM-Opera Studio: Robert McFarland has taught singers for over 40 years and his Artists are of the finest caliber.  The students of "RM-Opera Studio" go on to careers of their own either in vocal performance or in teaching voice. Students of Robert McFarland have achieved accomplishments which are extraordinary in winning competitions worldwide. Learning his technique will ensure years of performing well without damage to your vocal instrument. Each month RM-Opera Studio provides a concert recital and scenes program, for experience in the field of the vocal performing arts. RM-Opera Studio has four locations: Philadelphia , South Jersey, New York City. If you are serious about pursuing a career in voice, seeking a teacher, and are in the East Coast area, Call 856.345.8089 or send an e-mail to or at References are available and Robert McFarland students will gladly share their experiences with him as their teacher.



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