BAVA
SUMMER WORKSHOP

The Bay Area Vocal Academy (BAVA) Summer Workshop is for young (advanced middle-schoolers and high schoolers) performers looking to immerse themselves in the art of singing. Artists will learn vocal technique, movement and stagecraft, score preparation/study, vocal repertoire, and some foreign language diction. Our classically based singing training covers Art Song, Opera, and Musical Theater. Our expert faculty will lead voice lessons, piano coachings, and seminars on all aspects of preparing a song or scene. There will be workshops introducing college prep and business skills for singers headed toward a music degree and career in singing. Renowned guest artists will present workshops or lead short field trips in acting, dance, theater history, and more. The singers will show their artistic growth in a staged final showcase performance at the workshop’s end.

 
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SAMPLE SCHEDULE

SUNDAY
4:00-6:00 Sing-In
6:00-7:00 Welcome Dinner
7:00-9:00 Rehearsal

MONDAY-FRIDAY
10:00-10:30 Warmups/Voice Training
10:30-11:30 Seminar (Repertoire, Score Study, Language)
11:30-1:00 Lessons/Coaching
1:00-2:00 Lunch (Provided)
2:00-3:30 Lessons/Rehearsal
3:30-5:00 Workshop/Rehearsal

SATURDAY
9:30-11:00 Rehearsal
11:00-12:00 Brunch
12:00 Showcase Concert And Reception

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Faculty Includes:

Rhoslyn Jones,soprano – UBC, Sonoma State
Heidi Melton, soprano – New York Phil, English National Opera
Justin Montigne, countertenor – UC Berkeley
Nicholas Phan, tenor – DePaul University
Margaret Halbig, piano – SF Conservatory
Sharon Lee Kim, piano – St. Mary’s College

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COST

Tuition: $995/Student, due in full by June 1.
Earlybird Tuition: $925/Student, due in full by April 15.

Tuition includes:

  • Private vocal instruction
  • Collaborative piano coaching
  • Masterclasses with professional singers, directors, artists
  • Staged public performance of solos and scenes
  • Score study, diction, and movement training
  • Mock audition and stage presence training
  • Personalized repertoire list
  • Music business, resume, and presentation skills
  • College advising
  • Welcome dinner, daily healthy lunches, farewell brunch
  • BAVA binder, commemorative keepsake, water bottle
 

LOCATION

Workshop held at the Kanbar Performing Arts Center
44 Page Street (btw Franklin & Gough)
San Francisco, CA 94102

WATCH THE 2018 CONCERT

Congratulations to our 2017 Summer Artists on a wonderful week of learning and a fabulous final performance!