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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2015 Youth Programs in the Arts:
Vocal Intensive

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Grades 8–12

Sign in Location: Music Bldg., Room 0001

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, Youth Musical Theatre, Young Actors, Video Game Creators and Animators, Minecraft™ Designers and Modders, Young Artists, Young Journalists (new!), Creating Comic Books, and/or Young Photographers to make for a well-rounded summer experience. (Refer to precollege programs for students in grades 9–12.)

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.

Kimberly Hawkey (instructor) is an award-winning multi-genre vocalist from New York. She is a recipient of the Gold Medal and Johnny Mercer Award from the 2013 American Traditions Vocal Competition, a Winner of the 2013 Jazz Forum Arts Vocal Award, and Winner of the 2013 All-Star Cabaret Showdown at Under St. Mark's Theatre. She is the vocalist/lyricist of hot jazz band, The Swingaroos, and recently appeared as "Dot/Marie" in Elmwood Playhouse's production of Sunday in the Park with George in her current town of Nyack.

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 July 7, 2015

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Summer Youth Programs:

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Program Descriptions:

Code Breakers & App Designers
Creating Comic Books
Creative Vocal Lab
Minecraft™ Designers &

Shakespeare Workshop
Songwriting Workshop
Video Game Creators &

Vocal Intensive
Young Actors
Young Architects
Young Artists
Young Filmmakers
Young Journalists
Young Photographers
Youth Musical Theatre

Program Options:

Early Drop-Off Option
Extended-Day Option

Summer Precollege Programs
(grades 9–12)

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