Summer Vocal Academy of Music
Continuing a tradition of almost thirty years, the University of Michigan-Flint Summer Vocal Music Academy welcomes middle and high school students who have musical potential and a love for singing. Academy students are offered the opportunity to participate in music classes that develop musical abilities and artistic potential for vocal performance and other creative arts. The curriculum of classes explores various studies that will enrich the students’ understanding of music as an art. Students will learn, create, and perform on stage under the direction of experienced University of Michigan-Flint music professors, Department of Music alumni, and Guest Conductors. The Academy offers two consecutive camps, each two-weeks long. Classes are held in the friendly environment of the University of Michigan-Flint Campus, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 2:45 pm for the duration of each program.
Academy Participation Fee: $175
2015 Conducting Faculty:
Garth Starr, Davison Community Schools - Junior Academy
Dr. Joshua May, University of Michigan - Flint - Senior Academy
Dr. Gabriela Hristova, University of Michigan - Flint - Senior Academy
Junior Academy: July 6-17, 2015
For students currently completing grades 5th through 8th
Curriculum: Choir, Vocal Technique, Music Investigation, Art Class, Dance and Movement, Percussion Ensemble
Closing Concert: Friday, July 17, 7:00pm, UM-Flint Theater
Senior Academy: July 20–31, 2015
For students currently completing grades 9th through 12th
Curriculum: SATB choir, Men’s and Women’s Ensembles, Vocal Technique. Theory and Composition, Dance and Movement, Percussion Ensemble
Closing Concert: July 31, 7:00 pm, UM-Flint Theater
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 with the participation fee.
Students who have previously attended the Academy are not required to audition. Returning students must fill out the participation agreement and send to us with the participation fee.
Deadline for the Participation Agreement and Fees:
June 22, 2015 for Junior Academy
July 6, 2015 for Senior Academy
Send the participation agreement to: Summer Vocal Academy of Music, University of Michigan-Flint, Department of Music, 126 FH, 303 East Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48502