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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2015 Precollege Programs in the Arts:
Vocal Intensive

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Grades 8–12

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Learn to unlock the full potential of your voice! Discover how to be an engaging, dynamic performer and interpreter focusing on both choral and solo vocal training. Pursue a more in-depth study of vocal skills and concepts and gain insight on the capabilities of your total vocal instrument and its possibilities.

Students immerse themselves in all aspects of music and vocal production, including advanced practice techniques, the physics of vocal production, acoustic theory, phonetics, recording techniques, dynamics, balance through blending, and the philosophy of Linklater technique, Vygotskian theory, physical awareness exercises, and traditional and experimental vocal production. Learn how to present the perfect audition every time.

Invite family and friends to the concert on the last day of the session. Each student will receive a DVD of the final performance.

To broaden exposure to the arts, the Vocal Intensive can be combined with the Songwriting Workshop, Creative Vocal Lab, Project Fashion Designer, Minecraft™ Designers and Modders, Video Game Creators and Animators, Acting Intensive, and/or Filmmaking Institute to make for a well-rounded summer experience. (Refer to youth programs for students in grade 8.)

Session III: July 27–August 7
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$1,200 for the first registration
$1,080 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 8, 2015)

About the Instructors

Regina Leon (lead instructor) holds a BS in Applied Voice (Soprano) from SUNY New Paltz and is a voice teacher, vocal coach, music director and an active performer of cabaret, musical theater, and opera. She has taught voice at AMDA and has been music director for high school and middle school musical theater productions. She teaches singing and vocal technique and coaches students in musical theater, pop and classical repertoire in Italian, French and German. 

Alexis Cole (master class instructor) Called "one of the great voices of today," by Jonathan Schwartz, Alexis has performed with the Boston Pops and New York Philharmonic on stage at venues from Avery Fisher Hall to the Kennedy Center.  She records for Motéma Music, NY, Chesky Records, NY and Venus Records, Japan.  Cole was a winner of the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions. She heads the Jazz Voice Program at SUNY Purchase and teaches privately and at City College. 

Updated June 5, 2015

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Summer Precollege Programs:

How to Register
Parent & Student Testimonials

Program Descriptions:

Acting Intensive
Code Breakers & App Designers
Creative Vocal Lab
Creative Writing Institute
Filmmaking Institute
Journalism Institute
Minecraft™ Designers &

Photography Institute
Project Fashion Designer
Shakespeare Workshop
Songwriting Workshop
Summer Percussion Seminar
Video Game Creators &

Visual Arts Institute
Vocal Intensive

Program Options:

Early Drop-Off Option
Extended-Day Option

Summer Youth Programs
(grades 4–8)

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