Summer Vocal Academy of Music choir students in yellow t shirts

Summer Vocal Academy of Music

JULY 8-19

About the Academy

Continuing a tradition of over 35 years, the University of Michigan-Flint Summer Vocal Academy offers instruction in music with a strong emphasis on singing to students from Flint and surrounding communities. Our Academy students experience a curriculum designed to nurture their musical skills through various music classes and activities and expand their understanding of music as an art. Students participate in choir and smaller vocal ensembles and take vocal technique, movement, rhythm, and music exploration classes. Our faculty are experienced University of Michigan-Flint instructors and guest music teachers.

Financial Support for the Summer Vocal Academy of Music comes from the University of Michigan-Flint K12 Partnership Office, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the College of Arts, Sciences & Education Dean’s Office. 

The Summer Academy is hosted on the beautiful UM-Flint campus in a safe and nurturing environment in the heart of the city. Classes are in sessions for two weeks, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The program culminates in a full-length concert featuring all Academy students and is open to the community.

Blue Choir
Grades 5-7

Choir, Vocal Technique, Marimba Choir, Art, Music Exploration.


SATB Choir, Vocal Technique, Soprano/Alto and Tenor/Bass Ensembles, Music Exploration.

Students! Register TODAY!

For Music Teachers

Teachers may nominate students who love singing, enjoy being a part of an ensemble, and are good citizens of their classrooms or voice studios. To nominate students for participation, please fill out the Teacher’s Nomination Form below.

Teacher's Nomination Form

Academy Participation Fee: $200

Financial incentives: 
50% Early Bird Discount – students registered by June 21 pay only $100
30 % Discount – students registered between June 22 and the first day of camp pay $140

Registration will remain open until the first day of the Academy. 


Registration and Payment 

To register for the Academy students must download, complete, and submit the Academy Participation Agreement either by email or snail mail.

Payment must be mailed and postmarked at the time of registration.
We accept cash or checks payable to:  Summer Vocal Academy of Music 

Mail checks to: 
University of Michigan-Flint
Summer Vocal Academy of Music, 126 French Hall 
303 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502

All registered Academy participants must submit the required forms below by the first day of the program.  Without these forms, a student’s participation in the program may be delayed or jeopardized.

You may submit the participation forms electronically to Audrey Scribner at [email protected] or bring them with you on the first day of the program.