Summer 2020 Vocal Academy of Music Canceled

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Summer Vocal Academy of Music has been postponed until next summer 2021. We will miss all our young singers and will look forward to seeing them in summer 2021.

Summer Vocal Academy of Music

Continuing a tradition of over 35 years, the University of Michigan-Flint Summer Academy offers instruction in music with strong emphasis on singing to middle and high school students from the Flint and surrounding community. Academy students experience a curriculum of classes designed to nurture their musical skills, while expanding 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. Based on their current grade in school, students enroll either in the Junior Academy (grades 4th-7th) or in the Senior Academy (grades 8th-12th).  The Academy is hosted on the beautiful university campus in a safe and nurturing environment. Classes are in sessions Monday through Friday for the duration of each two-week program. At the end of each Academy the students are featured in a concert performance for the community.

The Academy Registration Fee is $185.  

Scholarships assistance is available for both new and previously attending students. Consideration is given based on successful audition for new students and early registration deadline for the returning students (see section Registration Process). 

 

Junior Academy: July 6-17, 2020

Students currently completing grades 4th through 7th enroll in the Junior Academy.
Curriculum:  Choir, Vocal Technique, Art Class, Marimba Choir, Music Investigation, and Music and Motion
Daily Schedule: Monday - Friday, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Closing Concert: Friday, July 17, 6:00pm, UM-Flint Theater

Senior Academy: July 13–24, 2020

Students currently completing grades 8th through 12th enroll in the Senior Academy.
Curriculum: SATB Choir, Men’s and Women’s Ensembles, Vocal Technique, Music Investigation, and Musical Theater
Daily Schedule: Monday - Friday, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Closing Concert: July 24, 6:00 pm, UM-Flint Theater

Academy Auditions

Audition is required for new students only! The purpose of the audition is to determine a student's potential to successfully participate in the Academy Choir and other music classes.

2020 Audition dates:
Auditions are held on the UM-Flint campus in Room 164 French Hall.

Thursday, May 21 and June 4,  6:00 pm

Friday, May 29 and June 5,  6:00 pm

Saturday, May 30, 11:00 am

Students may schedule their audition electronically or by phone: (810) 766-6643; (810) 766-6621 

 

Schedule your audition electronically, here. 

Students who are not able to attend any of the audition dates listed, may contact us to request an alternative option. 
 

Audition Requirements:

-Basic theory placement test
-Sing all verses of My Country, 'Tis of Thee or America, the Beautiful (piano accompaniment provided)
-Sing vocal exercises to test range (given by the instructor)
-Sing vocal exercises to test tonal memory, sense of rhythm, and ability to match pitch (given by the instructor)

Registration Process

New Students:  
New students must complete the audition process prior to registering for participation in Academy. Students who have passed the audition must submit a Participation Agreement, Academy Participation Fee (or a non-refundable deposit of $45 to reserve a spot), and all required Academy forms. 

Returning Students:
Students who have previously attended the Academy are not required to audition again. Returning students must submit a Participation Agreement, the Academy Participation Fee (or a non-refundable deposit of $45 to reserve a spot), and all required Academy forms.

If students are not able to pay their Participation Fee by the due dates listed below, they must submit a non-refundable deposit of $45 to reserve a spot in the Academy. The remaining balance of their Participation fee will be expected at their earliest convenience, and no later than the first day of Academy. 

Due Dates (unless seeking scholarship assistance):
Friday, June 12, 2020 - Participation Agreement, Participation Fee, or a deposit, and all other registration forms are due for Junior Academy.

Friday, June 19, 2020- Participation Agreement, Participation Fee, or a deposit, and all other registration forms are due for Senior Academy.

 

After June 19, 2020, students will be accepted to Academy on a rolling basis until the first day of each Academy, and subject to availability.

Scholarship Assistance

Early registration by June 5this required!

Both new and returning students who wish to receive scholarship assistance must meet the early registration deadline: new students must audition and submit a Participation Agreement; returning students must submit a Participation Agreement.  

All students who have met the June 5th, 2020 deadline will be considered for a scholarship. Notifications about the scholarship amounts will be sent by email within 3-5 working days following the early registration deadline.  

The scholarship amount awarded will be applied toward the student’s Participation Fee of $185. 

Questions

Please call us at:      810-762-3377
You may also email Dr. Gabriela Hristova directly at: ghristov@umich.edu