A typical American summer training program would not normally operate a musical theater intensive and an opera intensive side by side. In German, the term Musiktheater translates to the genre of opera, operetta and musical theater.. While these art forms can be very different in their approach and presentation, their combination within Musiktheater recognizes that we are all essentially singing stage actors. We all need training in voice, acting, dance, movement and song interpretation.

With this unique German influence at its core, Music Theater Bavaria offers the combination of a culturally enriching study abroad experience and a serious professional training program in which students choose an emphasis in either opera or musical theater.