Young Artists Vocal Program

July 5 – August 15  |  Ages 14 – 19*

*The Young Artists Vocal Program is open to high school students who have not yet begun full-time college or conservatory study.

The Young Artists Vocal Program (YAVP), under the direction of Penelope Bitzas, nurtures and encourages the development of gifted young singers who wish to pursue professional studies and performance. The intensive and comprehensive curriculum is based on a conservatory model of training: one that develops all the essentials for healthy vocal technique, sensitive and informed musicianship, and convincing performance.

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  • Weekly private lessons, solo voice classes, and vocal coaching
  • Recital and opera scenes performances
  • Daily chorus rehearsals with performances in Seiji Ozawa Hall and the Koussevitzky Music Shed at the Tanglewood Music Center
  • Academic classes in Diction and IPA, Music Theory, Music History, and Movement/Bodywork
  • Master classes with some of the world’s most esteemed music professionals (past visits and classes include Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson, Phyllis Curtin, Lauren Ambrose, and Stephanie Blythe)
  • Collaborations and special performances with groups and individuals such as the Boston Pops, John Williams, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Access to all Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center concerts, as many as 15 events a week
  • 6 hours of transferable course credit

Apply now. Join the legacy.