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Vocal Academy

Vocal Academy

Pre College Voice Student

The Vocal Academy provides an enriching environment where young musicians can focus intensely and creatively to further their musical and theatrical skills and continue to develop their vocal health, technique, and performance abilities. Participants will interact with SFCM voice faculty through private lessons, group classes, coaching with pianists, master classes, small ensembles, movement classes, diction work, and two final concerts. Although the Academy is primarily a classically based program, employing classical singing technique to support the healthiest approach to all styles of singing, applicants with a range of musical interests are encouraged to apply.

As a student, you will:

  1. Experience private lessons with SFCM voice faculty.
  2. Have two professionally recorded concerts featuring all participants in both solo and ensemble numbers for future use.
  3. Experience the energy of SF’s arts district and Hayes Valley.
  4. Have daily classes in practical stage training along with emotional and mental preparation strategies.
  5. Have the chance to perform in a masterclass with a voice, drama or coaching faculty member.

Ages: 14-18
When: Sunday July 21, 2024 - Saturday July 27, 2024
Application Fee: $50
Tuition: $995
Housing & Dining:
    Shared Bedroom: $870
    Single Bedroom: $1350
Application Deadline: April 1, 2024

Admissions:
The Vocal Academy is designed for currently enrolled High school students (ages 14+) of all levels of vocal training and with the potential to pursue serious musical studies.

Interested students should complete the online application and submit an audition video including the following:

  1. Introduction - State your name, age, what you'd like to get out of your participation the Vocal Academy.
  2. Two (2) solos of your choice (one may be musical theater). Accompaniment may be either live or pre-recorded.

Sample Daily Schedule

8:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM Movement & Preparation Strategy classes
11:30 AM Lunch
12:20 PM Lessons / Coachings / Practice time
3:00 PM Daily Topic: Intro to phonetics, Digital Presence, Song Lit for College Auditions, Intro to jazz improv techniques, Intro to TAC
4:00 PM Acting classes/Staging rehearsal for final concert
5:00 PM Masterclass with SFCM faculty (each participant gets up at least once)
6:30 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Special Event/Group Activity

Faculty

Matthew Worth, Artistic Director
Catherine Cook
Rhoslyn Jones
Susanne Mentzer
César Ulloa
Lester Lynch
Heather Matthews
Michael Mohammed

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