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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2014 Youth 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.

To broaden exposure to the arts, the Vocal Intensive can be combined with the Songwriting Workshop, Creative Vocal Lab, Youth Musical Theatre, Young Actors, Video Game Creators and Animators, Minecraft™ Designers and 3-D Video Game Creators (new!), Young Artists, Young Nature Explorers (new!), Creating Comic Books, and/or Young Photographers 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 (instructor) has composed, arranged, taught, and performed a cappella music and vocal percussion for over 11 years. He has worked closely with Pitch Perfect, NBC's The Sing Off, FOX's GLEE among many others and has vocal coached for The Voice on NBC. 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.

Brittany Bonney (instructor) holds a BA in Music from The College of William & Mary and an MA in Music & Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a music director, composer, arranger/orchestrator, and singer. She recently music directed ten a cappella singers for an appearance on The Weather Channel’s morning show. She is a Music Teacher at Rockland County Day School and Assistant Music Director at Rosie’s Theater Kids.

Posted July 18, 2014

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