Summer Vocal Academy of Music

Continuing a thirty-year tradition, the University of Michigan-Flint Summer Academy offers instruction in music and fine arts to middle and high school students.  Emphasis is placed on vocal music, for students who are interested in developing their singing skills and musical potential.  Academy students experience a curriculum of classes designed to nurture their abilities, while expanding and deepening their understanding of music as an art.  Students learn, create, and perform on stage under the direction of experienced University of Michigan-Flint Department of Music professors, alumni, and guest faculty. The Academy offers two consecutive camps, Junior Academy and Senior Academy, each closing with a public concert featuring all students. Classes are held in the safe and friendly environment of the university campus everyday, except weekends, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm for the duration of each program.

Academy Participation Fee: $175

New students, sign-up to schedule an audition here.

Junior Academy: July 5-15, 2016

For students currently completing grades 4th through 7th
Curriculum:  Choir; Vocal Technique and Sight-Singing; Music Investigation; Dance and Movement; Percussion; Art Class
Closing Concert: Friday, July 15, 7:00pm, UM-Flint Theater

Senior Academy: July 19–29, 2016

For students currently completing grades 8th through 12th
Curriculum: SATB Choir; Men’s and Women’s Ensemble; Vocal Technique; Musical Theater; Theory and Composition; Dance and Movement; Percussion
Closing Concert: July 29, 7:00 pm, UM-Flint Theater

Registration Process

New Students:
Audition is required of all new students (see audition dates and requirements).  New students who have passed an audition must fill out the participation agreement and send to us along with the Registration fee of $175. 

Returning Students:
Students who have previously attended the Academy are not required to audition. Returning students must fill out the participation agreement and send to us along with the Registration fee of $175.

The Participation Agreements and Registration Fee are due by:
Friday, June 17, 2016 (Junior Academy) 
Friday, June 24, 2016 (Senior Academy)

If you are not able to submit the Registration Fee by the above dates, but wish to reserve a spot in the Academy, the Participation Agreement and a non-refundable deposit of $40, is required by the same dates.

Please mail the Participation Agreements and Registration Fee to:
Summer Vocal Academy of Music
University of Michigan-Flint, Department of Music
303 East Kearsley Street, 126 FH
Flint, MI 48502

Questions

Please call us at:      810-762-3377
or email Dr. Gabriela Hristova directly at: ghristov@umflint.edu