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Typical VPI Sessions and Activities

The Vocal Performance Institute offers a curriculum that is perfect for young singers seeking to prepare for college auditions or for those who simply love to perform and wish to learn more. VPI sessions and events are geared toward both learning and fun. VPI participants enjoy these activities in a college setting, utilizing several facilities throughout campus. Below are just some typical institute activities.

practice roomPast Workshop Topics:
  • Introduction to musicology
  • Introduction to the voice
  • Introduction to French diction
  • Introduction to German diction
  • Introduction to Italian diction
  • IPA
  • Stage makeup
  • Movement
  • Comportment
  • A history of singers
  • Vocal ensembles
  • Learning the art of practicing and auditioning
  • Daily individual voice lessons
  • Master classes held by UD faculty and guest artists from the Human Race Theater and the Dayton Opera
  • A "Life as an Artist" discussion panel
  • A culminating Gala Recital, free and open to friends and family

Typical Extracurricular Activities

  • rock climbing wallDaily morning yoga & warm-up sessions
  • Chaperoned dinners at local restaurants
  • Dinner, bowling and pool in The Hangar (on campus)
  • Faculty recital
  • Visits to UD's state-of-the-art Rec Plex facility
  • Movie night