Sophia Strobel – Orange County Register

Orange County School of the Arts junior Sophia Strobel is one of 20 students selected to study classical voice this summer in Switzerland under the direction of mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway as a part of the Juilliard Summer Performing Arts program. She’ll be staying at the Collège du Léman boarding school for two weeks in July while participating.

Name: Sophia Antoinette Strobel

School: Orange County School of the Arts

Grade:  11

Hometown: Yorba Linda

Q: Tell us about your involvement with the Juilliard program and what your hopes are for your time there this summer.

A: Juilliard is simply the best performing arts school, and it is my dream to attend college there next year.  Last December, I heard about their advanced summer program, a vocal intensive where students from all over the world come to perform and receive instruction from Juilliard teachers.  Oh … and the program is in Lake Geneva, Switzerland, at the Collège du Léman under the direction of world class mezzo soprano Rachel Calloway.  I just had to apply.  I provided vocal recordings and a personal video explaining my desire to attend, which was a requirement.  Much to my surprise I learned that Juilliard had accepted me.

Under the instruction of Ms. Calloway, I expect to work very hard to hone my singing skills, understanding and technique.  I can’t even imagine what it will be like, and I…

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