Monday May 14, 2012

A Summer of Singing

The University will host a Vocal Performance Institute this summer for high school students.

The University of Dayton is offering a power-packed week of fun and instruction this summer for high-school aged singers.

Registration is now open to students entering grades nine through 12 for the University of Dayton Vocal Performance Institute, which will take place on campus June 18-22. For more information and to register, visit the related link.

The institute gives students a chance to experience college music curriculum and to work with local artists from the University of Dayton, Dayton Opera and the Human Race Theatre. Workshops that include audition techniques, stage comportment, stage makeup, introduction to diction and more are combined with daily, individual voice lessons and regular master-classes. The institute culminates with a gala student recital open to friends and family.

"The VPI is a wonderful experience for those planning to major in music or those who simply love to perform and want to learn more," said program coordinator Minnita Daniel-Cox. "With our highly qualified faculty, fantastic facilities and expanded curriculum, the VPI is one of Ohio's premier summer programs."

Registration is $465 for participants who will stay on campus and $350 for commuters. A nonrefundable $50 registration fee is due with the application. Scholarships are available. More than 90 percent of past participants have received financial aid.

The University of Dayton music department sponsors the Vocal Performance Institute. 

For more information, contact VPI program coordinator Minnita Daniel-Cox at 937-229-3936 or mdanielcox@udayton.edu.