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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2014 Precollege Programs in the Arts:
Vocal Intensive

singer at microphone

Formerly “Choral Conservatory”

Grades 8–12

After honing your spontaneous creativity in the Creative Vocal Lab, focus on both choral and solo vocal training in the Vocal Intensive. 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.

Learn to unlock the full potential of your voice, understanding how to be an engaging, dynamic performer and interpreter. Students will 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.

For grades 9–12 (refer to youth programs for students in grade 8):
To broaden exposure to the arts, the Vocal Intensive can be combined with the Songwriting Workshop, Creative Vocal Lab, Project Fashion Designer, Architecture Intensive, Minecraft™ Designers and 3-D Video Game Creators (new!), Acting Intensive, Video Game Creators and Animators, and/or Filmmaking Institute to make for a well-rounded summer experience.

Session III: July 28–August 8
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$1,165 for the first registration
$1,048.50 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 2, 2014)

About the Instructors

Evan Feist (lead instructor) has composed, arranged, taught, and performed a cappella music and vocal percussion for over 11 years. He was an assistant arranger for the Pitch Perfect soundtrack, an arrangement editor for two seasons of NBC's The Sing-Off, a vocal coach for NBC's The Voice, and will provide vocal percussion for the upcoming season of Glee. He earned two master’s degrees from Columbia University’s Teachers College and a MusB from Purchase College, SUNY.   Evan is the general manager at Stacks of Wax, an audio production company.

Andrew Fox (instructor) is a songwriter, producer, pianist, and orchestrator. Theatrical orchestrations include Starkid's Twisted, Foreverman (Winner 2012 NYMF Awards for Excellence, Outstanding Orchestration), and more. He also produced Twisted's original cast recording (which reached #67 on the iTunes Top 100) and the Twisted: Twisted bonus record. He is a composer in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Songwriting Workshop and holds a MusB in Studio Composition from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY.

Posted Apr. 14, 2014

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