Talented high school singers from across the country who are ready to take the plunge into this two-week immersive experience will enjoy lessons and coachings with esteemed professional artists, master classes with world-renowned performers, and dorm living with like-minded musicians. Located at Miami University of Ohio, the Schmidt Vocal Institute is a program of Schmidt Vocal Arts. 2020 guest faculty include Denyce Graves (Metropolitan Opera/Peabody Institute), J.J. Penna (New England Conservatory/The Juilliard School), and Craig Terry (Lyric Opera of Chicago/Ryan Opera Center), who will also perform with singers in the final concert!
Some of the training singers benefit from includes: lessons and coachings, participation in master classes, courses in acting, lyric diction, vocal health, college audition preparation, stage craft, as well as two public performances. In 2020, we continue our partnership with Cincinnati Opera, offering singers the chance to see the world premiere of Fierce by William Menefield.
Singers also get to work, one-on-one with some of classical music’s celebrities, such as artists like our 2020 Guest Faculty: Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano, Denyce Graves, and the Musical Director of the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Craig Terry! Mr. Terry will also curate and PERFORM with the SVI singers in their final performance.
The Schmidt Vocal Institute is a program of Schmidt Vocal Arts: www.schmidtvocalarts.org. Apply by March 15, 2020 for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!