2019 BAVA Summer Workshop
June 17-23, 2019

Summer registration has ended. Watch this page for information about the 2020 BAVA Summer Workshop. Application opens in January.

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.



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

10:00-12:30 Rehearsal
12:30-1:30 Brunch
2:30 Showcase Concert And Reception


Faculty Includes:

Rhoslyn Jones,soprano – UBC, San Francisco Opera
Heidi Melton, soprano – New York Philharmonic, Bayreuth
Justin Montigne, countertenor – Sonoma State University
Tyler Nelson, tenor – Vanderbilt University
Margaret Halbig, piano – San Francisco Conservatory
Sharon Lee Kim, piano – St. Mary’s College



Tuition: $1025/Student
Due in full by May 31

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

Apply for Financial Aid (some scholarships available)



Workshop held at Bay Area Vocal Academy
One Grove Street (btw Larkin and Hyde)
San Francisco, CA 94102


Congratulations to our 2019 Summer Artists on a wonderful week of learning and a fabulous final performance!