Vocal Arts Institute

featuring our new Solo Voice Track

Combining choral ensemble singing, studio classes, and music theory and movement classes, VAI offers energized and challenging experiences focused on both choral and vocal training. Studio classes allow participants to study with U-M voice faculty members.

Applicants can also elect to audition for the Solo Voice Track, in which they focus on solo voice repertoire with an increased emphasis on diction, private voice lessons, various masterclasses and lectures on special topics, all under the tutelage of world-renowned U-M Voice Faculty. Students are selected from a competitive pool of applicants and there are a limited  number of spots for this track.

As a member of the Vocal Arts Institute Mixed Ensemble, all students have an opportunity to rehearse and perform diverse and exciting SATB repertoire.

U-M Faculty Co-Directors
Vocal Arts Institute: Eugene Rogers
Vocal Arts Solo Voice Track: Stanford Olsen & Louise Toppin

with additional faculty: Julie Skadsem and Mark Stover

Session Dates: July 21-27, 2019
Priority Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
Tuition for Vocal Arts Institute: $1,775
Tuition for Solo Voice Track: $2,175

Components of the Vocal Arts Institute

  • Vocal Arts Institute Ensembles
  • Studio Classes
  • Dalcroze Eurhythmics
  • Individual practice time
  • Theory/Musicianship
  • Community Performances & Recital

The application consists of three parts.

Applications are not considered complete until all required materials are received.

Application Checklist for Vocal Arts Institute

  1. Complete the Online Application
  2. Pay the non-refundable Application Fee of $75.00
  3. Upload your Audition Materials via Acceptd, the MPulse Online Audition Portal (details for each entry outlined in Audition Portal)
    1. Audition Video
    2. Headshot
    3. Recommendation Letter

Priority deadline for all application/audition materials to be submitted is February 1, 2019.

Admission notifications for priority applicants will be e-mailed on March 1, 2019.

For priority consideration and notification, all application and audition materials must be received by the priority deadline. Applications may be accepted after the priority deadline for programs and/or instruments in which openings remain. Review, admission, and notification for late applications will be on a rolling basis. Space is limited.

Admissions decisions will not be given by phone.