Vocal Arts Summer Program for Grades 6-9

If you love to sing, the three-week vocal artist summer program is an excellent opportunity to develop your voice through solo, small vocal ensemble, and large choral experiences. Working under the guidance of an accomplished, supportive faculty, you will experience the joy of singing with other talented students from around the world.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 27, 2015 to July 18, 2015
July 19, 2015 to August 10, 2015
Tuition: $4,935
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9

In this summer program, you will develop your voice through solo, small vocal ensemble, and large choral experiences.

The Intermediate Vocal Ensemble allows you to develop ensemble and musicianship skills through the study of advanced chamber vocal literature appropriate for adolescent singers.

In Class Voice, you will engage with members of the voice faculty to study classical vocal techniques. In this group setting, you perform in master classes and learn about IPA, diction, and body alignment.

Classes devoted to singer skills focus on developing your musicianship and music literacy through the study of music theory and solfeggio.

Our operetta workshop provides you the opportunity to engage in acting and dramatic presentation, through the preparation and performance of a short operetta.

Regular private voice lessons and coaching with our voice staff throughout each session provide you with individualized feedback and instruction.

Use your elective class option to study another art form, or choose from a variety of classes in the music department (see elective options). When you're not in class, you will have numerous opportunities to enjoy student, faculty, and renowned guest artist presentations in a variety of art forms.

Each session of this program is three weeks long, and students are welcome to attend two three-week sessions. A multiple session discount is offered.

Performance Venues and Opportunities

Performance venues include the 3,900-seat Kresge Auditorium, the 950-seat Corson Auditorium, the open-air historic Interlochen Bowl, and the beautiful Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall. Kresge Auditorium was recently named one of the ten best outdoor performance venues in the nation by USA Today.

Students may compete for the opportunity to perform a concerto with one of the intermediate division's orchestras or wind symphony. Learn more about the concerto competition.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the artistic diversity here at Interlochen, and enjoy presentations in theatre, music, dance, visual art, creative writing, and film. And each summer, we present an impressive lineup of world-renowned classical, jazz, and popular guest artists.

Audition Requirements

Video files #1 and #2: Select two audition pieces from the classical, art song, or folk song vocal repertoire. There is no required repertoire for intermediate applicants; however the audition recording should demonstrate both technical and lyrical singing. Pieces should include piano accompaniment.

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