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Westminster Choir College Vocal Institute for HS singers

Location: New Jersey, USA

"I loved geting to work with great musicians and vocalists, and being surrounded in musical greatness."

"It solidified my decision to go to a music school.  Thank you!"

"It really prepares you for other events and experiences you will have in the choral world, and helps you develop a sense of professionalism necessary to be a musician." 
            - Vocal Institute 2011 students

Under the direction of choral conductor and clinician, Amanda Quist, the two-week Vocal Institute draws 100 students from across the country and around the world.

When is this program offered?
June 24 - July 7, 2012

$1750 Resident
$1350 Non-residential (includes lunch; dinner when evening schedule occurs)

Enrollment is open to students entering the 10th grade through those who have just completed their senior year. There is no audition or application deadline for this program, however it is advisable to register early to reserve your place in this popular class.

Program Highlights

  • Focus on college-level choral singing of major choral works
  • Daily voice classes with Westminster artist faculty Elem Eley (bass), Thomas Faracco (tenor), Julia Kemp (alto), Elizabeth Sutton (soprano) and Sharon Sweet (soprano)
  • Audition to perform in the Chamber Choir, or Women’s Chorus or Men's Chorus 
  • Solo vocal training in classical performance and musical theater classes
  • Opportunities for private lessons (additional fee; see below)
  • Elective classes
  • Perform in the final voice class recital and a choral concert at the Princeton University Chapel (parents, families and friends are invited to attend)

Daily Schedule

  • Morning: Choral rehearsal, sectionals and movement classes
  • Afternoon: Select ensembles, choral rehearsal, elective classes and theory/sight-reading
  • Evening: Special activities

Elective Classes

  • Beginning Piano
  • Composition 
  • Conducting
  • Music Theater
  • Music Theory
  • Yoga

Opportunities for optional private lessons during Vocal Institute

  • Once students attend their first group voice class they can arrange for private lessons with their teacher.
  • The teacher will confirm lesson time with the student.
  • Students opting to take private lessons will usually have one or two lessons during their stay.
  • Student can bring cash or a debit card for payment directly to the instructor.
For more information, please click here:
Or contact Scott Hoerl in the Westminster Office of Continuing Education: