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 study vocal chamber music as a member of the Intermediate Vocal Ensemble, and develop acting skills in the operetta workshop. Specific classes and activities include:

  • Performances with the Intermediate Vocal Ensemble are an opportunity to study advanced chamber vocal literature appropriate for adolescent singers. You will develop ensemble and musicianship skills through rehearsal and performance, singing a variety of literature, both a cappella and with piano.
  • Class voice, where you will study classical vocal technique in a group setting with members of the voice faculty. You will study IPA and diction, learn age-appropriate solo vocal literature, and perform in master classes.
  • Singer skills class, in which you will focus on development of musicianship and music literacy, through the study of music theory and solfege.
  • Operetta workshop, which includes the preparation of short operetta, helping you to learn about acting in both a solo and group context.
  • Round out your summer experience with one elective class, which may be in music, or another art form (see elective options).

Please note: this program does not include private lessons.

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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