Summer Vocal Academy of Music

Continuing a thirty-year tradition, the University of Michigan-Flint Summer Academy offers instruction in music and fine arts to middle and high school students.  Emphasis is placed on vocal music, for students who are interested in developing their singing skills and musical potential.  Academy students experience a curriculum of classes designed to nurture their abilities, while expanding and deepening their understanding of music as an art.  Students learn, create, and perform on stage under the direction of experienced University of Michigan-Flint Department of Music professors, alumni, and guest faculty. The Academy offers two consecutive camps, Junior Academy and Senior Academy, each closing with a public concert featuring all students. Classes are held in the safe and friendly environment of the university campus everyday, except weekends, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm for the duration of each program.

Academy Registration Fee: $185

Scholarships are available for both new and returning students. For more information or visit:

New students, sign-up to schedule an audition here.

Junior Academy: July 9-20, 2018

For students currently completing grades 4th through 7th
Curriculum:  Choir, Vocal Technique, Art, Percussion, Music Investigation, Music and Motion
Closing Concert: Friday, July 20, 6:00pm, UM-Flint Theater

Senior Academy: July 16–27, 2018

For students currently completing grades 8th through 12th
Curriculum: Choir, Men’s and Women’s Ensemble, Vocal Technique, Music Investigation, Musical Theater
Closing Concert: July 27, 6:00 pm, UM-Flint Theater

Registration Process

New Students:
An audition is required of all new students (see audition dates and requirements).  To register, new students who have passed the audition must submit a Partcipation Agreement and the Academy Participation Fee. Print the Participation Agreement here.

Returning Students:
Students who have previously attended the Academy are not required to audition again. To register, returning students must submit a Partcipation Agreement and the Academy Participation Fee. Print the Participation Agreement here.

Scholarship Assistance:
Scholarships are available for new and returning students for both Junior and Senior Academy. Early registration is required for scholarship consideration. Students must submit their Participation Agreement by Friday, June 1, to be considered for scholarship assistance. 

Important Due Dates:
Friday, June 1, 2018 - Deadline to register for scholarship assistance.  Participation Agreement due only (no fees) for both Junior and Senior Academy.
Friday, June 15, 2018 - Participation Fee and Academy Forms due for Junior Academy (See under Forms). 
Friday, June 22, 2018 -  Participation Fee and Academy Forms due for Senior Academy (See under Forms).

All students who are registered by June 1, will be considered for scholarship assistance and will be notified of the amount awarded before June 15. The scholarship amount will be applied toward the Academy Participation Fee. 

If students are not able to submit their Participation Fee by the due dates above, but wish to reserve a spot in the Academies, a non-refundable deposit of $45 must be submitted by the same due dates. The remainder of the amount will be due at their earliest convenience and not later than the first day of Academy. 

Please mail the Participation Agreements and Registration Fee to:
Summer Vocal Academy of Music
University of Michigan-Flint, Department of Music
303 East Kearsley Street, 126 FH
Flint, MI 48502


Please call us at:      810-762-3377
or email Dr. Gabriela Hristova directly at: