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Belmont Summer Vocal Arts Intensive

The Belmont Summer Vocal Arts Intensive is a week-long immersive experience in solo and choral singing in a variety of styles. Students entering grades 9-12 will engage in rehearsals, masterclasses, and performances with the outstanding artistic faculty at Belmont University. The Summer Vocal Arts Intensive provides a unique opportunity to experience high level artistry in both classical and commercial singing. This residential camp takes place on Belmont University’s beautiful campus in downtown Nashville, TN.

2023 Dates:

June 25-July 1, 2023

Daily Schedule

Each day, students will participate in mass choir rehearsals, music theory instruction, electives, small ensembles, master classes, and social experiences. The mass choir will rehearse and perform a final concert of traditional and contemporary choral music. Small ensemble opportunities include Chamber Choir, Jazz Choir, Pop/Rock Ensemble, and Musical Theatre Ensemble. Master classes will provide solo vocal lessons in a group setting – choose from classical, commercial, integrative (both classical and commercial), and musical theatre tracks. Elective classes will offer opportunities to explore Choral Conducting, Artist Development, Vocal Health and Technique, Song Writing, Dance, and more. Evening activities include a mix of social activities and recitals (faculty and campers).

Housing & Meals

Students will be housed in Belmont University dormitories. Roommates will be assigned randomly by gender unless roommate requests are indicated on the registration form.  While in the dormitories, participants will be under the careful supervision of the camp staff, and security will be a priority. All meals will be served in Johnson Center Dining Hall. Accommodations for food allergies are available. 

Eligibility

The Belmont Summer Vocal Arts Intensive is open to students entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2022 pending successful audition. Discounts available for participation in National and State honor choirs.

Auditions 

Applicants must submit a one-minute video of a performance. Applications will open in January 2023.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2023. Acceptance will be offered on a rolling basis until each voice part is full. Acceptance decisions will be communicated in early March for applications submitted before February 15, 2023. Applications submitted after that date will be notified on a rolling basis. 

Cost

Residential Camper: Tuition for 2023 will be determined as soon as possible! 

*All meals

*Dormitory lodging

*Tuition for large ensemble, small ensembles, master classes, and electives

*Fees for evening activities

*Camp t-shirt 

Commuter Camper: Tuition for 2023 will be determined as soon as possible!

*Lunch and dinner

*Tuition for large ensembles, small ensembles, master classes, and electives

*Fees for evening activities

*Camp t-shirt

Application & Registration

Application:

Complete and submit the online application. Applications will open in January 2023. At the time of application, please have the following information ready: 

(1) Desired Masterclass Genre: Classical, Commercial, Integrated (both classical & commercial) and Musical Theatre 

(2) Desired Ensemble Preference(s)

(3) A one-minute video audition

Click here for more information on Masterclasses, Ensembles, and Video Upload Instructions

A Credit Card Payment ($50 Deposit) will be required at time of submission. The deposit is non-refundable but will count towards tuition if accepted. If your application is accepted, you will receive an email with instructions to complete the online registration.

Registration:

(1) Complete and submit the online registration.

(2) Tuition must be paid in full at time of registration. 

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