AUDITION FOR BAVA
Bay Area Vocal Academy will hold open rehearsal/class and final auditions in San Francisco on September 9 and 16. Prospective students are most welcome to visit and see how the program works. Send us an email or call/text 415.723.BAVA (2282) with any questions you have or to sign up for a BAVA visit.
WHO IS BAVA?
Talented and motivated high schoolers (or advanced/serious 8th graders) interested in making a career in classical vocal music.
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 yvmp.org to learn more and sign up.
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 for Skills Track
$4,500/year for College Prep Track
Payment plans and some scholarships available.
Apply for financial aid here.
TOO YOUNG/NOT READY FOR BAVA?
BAVA offers another option for middle schoolers--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. YVMP is also a great way for high school singers to build their teaching experience serving as mentors to younger artists. Visit yvmp.org to learn more and sign up.