UBC Summer Vocal Workshop July 7-20, 2019. Click here to apply now.
Private vocal instruction
Collaborative piano coaching
Masterclasses with industry professionals (Singers, directors, conductors)
Staged public performance of solos and scenes
Acting, dance, movement, and yoga classes
mock audition with industry professional panel and feedback
University and career advising and personalized repertoire suggestions
Healthy, daily lunches and snacks provided for all students. Overnight students are provided with three meals a day, and a University dorm room near the School of Music. Constant supervision by experienced counsellors and chaperones.
For the first time this year, we are introducing a new two-track program available for all students. After the success of our Prep Program in the past, we want to make its benefits available to all applicants. Starting this year, we offer two tracks of the program based on performing experience. Our aim is to make sure that the UBC Summer Vocal Workshop is open and available to singers of all levels and abilities, and this new two-track system will be a great way to showcase all students and help improve their skill no matter where they are in their artistic development. Placement in each track level is determined by the Director of the Summer Vocal Workshop and will be based on your audition video.
Students enrolled in Track 1 will receive all of the components included in tuition, and will be assigned a role in a scene in English from musical theatre or operatic repertoire. They will learn the basics of diction and IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), develop stage presence skills, and meet other singers their experience level so that they can grow their artistry and confidence and make new friends.
Students enrolled in Track 2 will receive all of the components included in tuition, and will be assigned a role in a scene in English or a foreign language from musical theatre or operatic repertoire. They will learn advanced diction and IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), develop stage presence skills, and meet other singers their experience level so that they can grow their artistry and confidence and make new friends.
All students accepted into the UBC Summer Vocal Workshop will perform on the Final Concert, take part in our mock auditions, and will be provided with mentorship and advising for their future in music.
There will be a Faculty Recital on Friday, July 12th in Roy Barnett Hall at the School of Music. Admission is by donation and will go toward the Emily Janzen Memorial Scholarship Fund that helps provide scholarships for the participants of the UBC Summer Vocal Workshop.
The final performance of the UBC Summer Vocal Workshop will be Saturday July 20, 2019 at 11am in the Old Auditorium. All students will be involved. All family, friends, and guests are warmly invited. Admission is free.