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Belmont Summer Vocal Arts Intensive

4/9/20 Update: Due to the COVID-19 crisis and concerns for the health and safety of participants, all Belmont summer music programs have been canceled for Summer 2020. We look forward to hosting the next event in summer 2021.

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.

June 21-27, 2020 • 2020 Summer Camp Cancelled

Daily Schedule

Each day, students will participate in mass choir rehearsals, 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), or musical theatre tracks. Elective classes will offer opportunities to explore Choral Conducting, Artist Development, Diction for Singers, Chart 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, which can make accomodations for food allergies.


The Belmont Summer Vocal Arts Intensive is open to students entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2020, pending successful audition. Discounts available for participation in National, State, and Regional honor choirs.


Residential Camper: $700 ($50 application fee applies to this amount)

  • All meals
  • Dormitory lodging
  • Tuition for large ensemble, small ensembles, master classes, and electives
  • Fees for evening activities
  • Camp t-shirt

Commuter Camper: $550 ($50 application fee applies to this amount)

  • Lunch and dinner each day
  • Tuition for large ensembles, small ensembles, master classes, and electives
  • Fees for evening activities
  • Camp t-shirt

Application and Registration

  • Complete and submit the online application here. At the time of the application, please have the following information ready:
  • 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.

      At this time, we are on a WAIT LIST for the following Masterclasses:
      Commercial – Sopranos and Altos
      Musical Theatre – Sopranos and Altos.

      We are still accepting applications for the following Masterclasses:
      Classical – ALL VOICE PARTS
      Commercial – Tenors and Basses only
      Integrated – ALL VOICE PARTS
      Musical Theatre – Tenors and Basses only


If your application is accepted, you will recieve an email with instructions to complete the online registration.

  1. Complete and submit the online registration.
  2. Tuition must be paid in full at time of registration.

Tuition discounts are available to students who participated in a National, State, or Regional honor choir during the 2019-2020 school year. Siblings qualify for a family discount. This information will be included in the application. Discount information will be included in your registration email.


Vocal Arts Intensive Camp Coordinator: Dr. Lesley Mann
Dr. Jeffery Ames
Nancy Allen
Jo Lynn Burks
Dr. Deen Entsminger
Leslie Garbis
Todd Kemp
Kathryn Paradise
Henry Smiley
Dr. Mark Whatley
Jamie Wigginton