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 Registration Fee: $175

Scholarship funds are now available for new and returning students. Students who wish to be considered for a scholarship must audition (NEW students only), and register for Academy by June 9.

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

Junior Academy: July 10-21, 2017

For students currently completing grades 4th through 7th
Curriculum:  Choir; Vocal Technique; Music Investigation; Music and Motion; Percussion; Art Class
Closing Concert: Friday, July 21, 6:00pm, UM-Flint Theater

Senior Academy: July 17–28, 2017

For students currently completing grades 8th through 12th
Curriculum: SATB Choir; Men’s and Women’s Ensemble; Vocal Technique; Musical Theater; Music Investigation
Closing Concert: July 28, 6:00 pm, UM-Flint Theater

Registration Process

New Students:
An audition is required of all new students (see audition dates and requirements).  New students who have passed an audition must submit a Partcipation Agreement and the Academy Registration Fee. Print the Participation Agreement here.

Returning Students:
Students who have previously attended the Academy are not required to audition. Returning students must submit a Partcipation Agreement and the Academy Registration Fee. Print the Participation Agreement here.

Scholarship awards are available for both new and returning students for Junior and Senior Academy. Students must be registered for Academy by June 9, for a scholarship award. 

Important Due Dates:
Friday, June 9, 2017, Participation Agreement only (no fees) due for scholarship consideration for both Junior and Senior Academy.
Friday, June 16, 2017 Participation Agreement and Registration Fee due for Junior Academy.
Friday, June 23, 2017 Participation Agreement and Registration Fee due for Senior Academy.

Students who registered by June 9, will be notifed of the scholarship amount awarded. The scholarship amount will be applied toward the Academy Registration Fee. If you are not able to submit the Registration Fee by the above due dates, but wish to reserve a spot in the Academy, please send the Participation Agreement and a non-refundable deposit of $40. The rest of the amount will be due at your earliest convenience and no later than the first day of Academy.

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


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