Vocal Arts Project
Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12
9 a.m. to 5 p.m
Still accepting applications!
Guest conductor: Dr. Jeffrey Benson
Who can attend: students who will be rising 6th-10th grades in fall 2013 (We now accept rising 10th grade singers as well!)
Cost: $300 for day campers
Join VCU Music for the Vocal Arts Project — a summer music camp designed for singers entering grades six through 10 in fall 2013. This week-long camp provides singers with a comprehensive choral experience. Singers will be placed in choirs according to voicing and ability level. At the conclusion of the camp, participants will present a concert for family and friends, scheduled for Friday, July 12 at 6 p.m.
Students will be offered:
- Four hours of choral rehearsal daily
- Theory and sight-singing classes
- Elective classes: class voice, world music, movement/drama
- Application [PDF], including director recommendation
- Audition CD or MP3
- $8 application fee
- Mail completed applications to:
Rebecca Tyree, Vocal Arts Project Director
VCU Department of Music
922 Park Avenue
P.O. Box 842004
Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. in the James W. Black Music Center
Camp activities begin at 9 a.m.
Students may arrive between 8:15-8:55 p.m. daily and be dropped off at the James W. Black Music Center, 1015 Grove Avenue. It is the parent’s responsibility to drop-off and pick-up students on time. Camp ends at 5:00 p.m. each day.
Music should be fully prepared according to instructions mailed to singers.
Here are some guidelines to follow when creating your audition CD or MP3:
- Use the best quality recording equipment you can.
- Audio-enhanced recordings will be disqualified. Recordings should not be edited or enhanced electronically in any way.
- Clearly mark the applicants name and preferred voice part directly on the CD or in the MP3 file name.
The audition recording should also include the following:
- Sing two unaccompanied major scales on the syllable “La” – one from the middle of your range to your lowest accurate note, and the other from the middle of your range to your highest accurate note. Please state the key of the scale before singing it.
- Sing the first verse of My Country Tis of Thee a cappella starting on the following notes:
- Soprano I: A above Middle C
- Soprano II: G above Middle C
- Alto I: E above Middle C
- Alto II: D above Middle C
- Tenor: A below Middle C
- Baritone: E below Middle C
Note: Tempo for both selections should be approximately q =100.
Download a PDF of the schedule and preparing for audition information.