Talent Development

Talent Development

Short Black Opera Company (SBO) is a national Indigenous not-for-profit company based in Melbourne specialising in training and performance opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing artists. 

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Short Black Opera for KIDS!

Empower kids by strengthening their voice


Short Black Opera for KIDS!

Our regional engagement program, connects kids with the power of their voice! Led by our Artistic Director, Yorta Yorta Soprano, Composer and Educator Deborah Cheetham, this 5 day intensive is designed for kids from 10 – 14 years of age. 

Dhungala Choral Connection

Strengthening traditional Songs Lines


Dhungala Choral Connection

Dhungala Choral Connection is our annual choral camp. Based in Melbourne and on Yorta Yorta country every other year, this intensive brings Indigenous kids together from around the country to connect through power of song!

Summer and Winter Intensive

Bringing the company together


Summer and Winter Intensives

Short Black Opera Intensive training is offered to adults twice yearly and is the main pathway into joining the company. Expressions of interest are open all year and may be sent to shortblack@me.com .

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