Our Story

Our Story

MORE Opera focuses on diversity in programming and casting as well as broadening audiences through outreach, education, and training. MORE Opera is a division of ADVANCE (The Association for the Development of Vocal Artistry and Neighborhood Cultural Enrichment), a community-based, non-profit vocal arts organization, setting new standards in musical programming and arts education in New York City.

ADVANCE/MORE Opera Community Chorus Training Program

MORE Opera Adult Chorus Training Program

ADVANCE has trained community residents to participate in its professional level musical performances since 1989. In 2002 ADVANCE’s opera producing arm, MORE Opera began preparing a community chorus to perform in concert with professional opera artists, trained by recognized arts educators and experts in opera and performance. To find out more information about the MORE OPERA Community Chorus Training Program and how to get involved, click here.

MORE Opera Children’s Chorus Training Program

ADVANCE is thrilled to offer a year long training series of classical vocal arts for children and youth of NYC. Our MORE Opera Children’s Chorus training program, which focuses on music appreciation and chorus training, is FREE for children and youth who are residents of NYC. To find out more information about the MORE Opera Children’s Chorus, including auditions, performances, and community outreach, click here.