Summer Voice Intensive

Summer Voice Intensive

Join UNCSA voice faculty, alumni and guest artists for a three-week journey as we explore your individual voice through lessons, group voice classes, Alexander Technique, yoga, music theory, aural skills, stage combat, drama and improv.

Using varying musical styles (primarily classical art song, opera and musical theater), we'll enhance your technique, build upon your existing foundation and fuel your passion to be a complete artist and singing actor. We can't wait to hear you!

Summer Voice FAQ

What is a typical daily schedule like for Summer Voice?

A typical daily Summer Voice schedule begins at 9am and ends at 5pm, Monday-Friday. Each day will include a combination of the following courses:

  • Yoga or Alexander Technique
  • Music Theory and Aural Skills
  • Topic Workshops such as: Vocal Health, Audition Techniques, Marketing and Social Media and Resume Hints
  • Voice Class and Masterclasses (with UNCSA Voice faculty, Summer Voice faculty, and guest artists)
  • Private Voice Lessons
  • Musical Theater Class
  • Drama Games, Improv, Movement for Singers and Acting for Singers

Our daily schedule is designed to keep you busy and learning, but varied to make sure that your whole body is learning what it's like to be a singing actor! We work hard, but promise you'll enjoy every minute!

Sample Daily Schedule

How many private lessons will the student receive during the program?

Each student will receive one to two private voice lessons while they are with us. This could vary based upon the repertoire they bring with them and what they are assigned once they arrive.  Additionally, students receive individual time daily with each instructor. We work in a team environment that has students singing one-on-one or within duets or trios of singers as we work on each individual's needs every day.

How will workshops impact musical growth?

Beyond the private and group lessons, we strive to give Summer Voice students a well-rounded idea of what is demanded of them as they begin to pursue their passion of singing. This includes both physical body work (Yoga, Alexander Technique and Movement for Singers) as well as the Topic Workshops (Vocal Health, Audition Techniques, How to Practice, Marketing, Resumes, and Social Media) that help train our students how to take care of their instrument and how to begin promoting themselves professionally.

Will you offer music theory? Ear training?

One of the most important skills you can have as a voice student and professional musician is a solid grounding in music theory and aural skills. Both of these important skills will be taught every day.

What guest artists will you have?

In addition to our Summer Voice Faculty, students will also have the opportunity to sing for and interact with UNCSA's School of Music and A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute Voice Faculty including:

  • Marilyn Taylor
  • Glenn Siebert
  • Phyllis Pancella
  • Jodi Burns
  • Steven LaCosse

Faculty availability is subject to change.

Will there be student recitals? If so, how many?

We provide several opportunities throughout the three weeks for students to participate in Masterclasses - performing their solo repertoire in front of their peers, faculty, and guest artists. Additionally, there is a culminating 90-minute final demonstration on the final Friday that combines their work into a fun display of song, dance, drama, and games.

It is truly inspiring to watch their transformation!

Will there be mock auditions?

Yes, we will have mock auditions this season. This is an opportunity for students to sing for the UNCSA Voice Faculty and get immediate feedback on aspects of their performance on which to work.

What makes your program stand out from other summer music programs?

Summer Voice at UNCSA takes each singer and works with their individual strengths and challenges. We take a wide variety of students, focus their talent, offer them a place to thrive, and to make mistakes. We encourage a supportive atmosphere that fosters learning from faculty and from each other. We also take the time to focus on the full package. Singing is a full body sport. It is hard and demanding. We want our students to leave with a comprehensive overview of where they are in the process and what their next steps should be. And, we have fun doing it!