Bay Area Vocal Academy will continue to hear auditions for its 2017-18 year-long program on a rolling basis. Prospective students are welcome to visit one of our classes and audition that same day. Send us an email or call/text 415.723.BAVA (2282) for more information or sign up now.

Who is BAVA:

Talented and motivated high schoolers (or advanced/serious 8th graders) interested in making a career in classical vocal music.

What is BAVA:
Bay Area Vocal Academy (BAVA) provides comprehensive vocal training for talented young singers, preparing them for college and a career in classical music.
BAVA partners with world class solo artists and Bay Area arts organizations to offer professional performance experience and mentorships in all areas of the singing field.
BAVA focuses on opera, oratorio, art song, contemporary and chamber music, and some musical theater. BAVA artists receive vocal coaching, collaborative piano coaching, audition preparation, stagecraft, language/diction instruction, business skills training, and individual advising and mentorship throughout their college search and early career development.

When/Where is BAVA:
Mondays, 4:15 – 6:45pm, September through May
The Annex – 1420 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

One Saturday each month, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Dates available upon application
Noe Valley Ministry – 1021 Sanchez Street,
San Francisco, CA 94114

How much is BAVA:
$4,000/year (payment plan and some scholarships available)
Apply for financial aid here.

Too young/not ready for BAVA? We are proud to recommend the Youth Vocal Mentorship Program, a student led initiative with a mission of empowering and inspiring young singers with affordable voice and music theory instruction. Visit to learn more and sign up.