Heartland Sings’ 2020 Vocal Arts Institute (VAI) takes place July 20-24 and has a musical theater focus. This week long summer music program is designed for the enthusiastic, engaged, and eager high school singer entering grades 9-12.
Students will learn about the vocal arts and receive training through:
- Private voice lessons
- Group masterclasses
- Mock auditions
Other classes include:
- Entrepreneurship for performers
- Movement for performers
There are three performance opportunities:
- An individual student showcase
- A community outreach concert
- “Broadway and Beyond with J. Mark McVey” concert with Heartland Sings. The week-long program culminates with students sharing the stage with Heartland Sings Professional Vocal Artists and international Broadway legend, J. Mark McVey (known for achieving more than 3,000 performances as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables).
to apply to the Vocal Arts Institute!
Fill out the online form on this page to request an audition time.
Please prepare one 16-bar vocal piece of your choosing. As part of the audition, there will be a few short guided vocalises with one of our voice teachers. An accompanist will be provided.
Auditions held at Heartland Sings Vocal Studios (2402 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46805).
Tuition for VAI is $250 per accepted student.
Please make checks payable to Heartland Sings. Payment by credit card is also acceptable and may be made by calling the Heartland Sings office at 260.436.8080.
Limited financial aid available; email Director of Education, Susanna Lauer
Monday through Friday, July 20-24
10:00 Music Theory
11:00 Private Voice Lessons & Coachings
1:00 Electives (various each day)
2:00 Mock Auditions & Masterclass
3:00 Ensemble Rehearsal
July 23, 2020 3 p.m.
The Towne House Retirement Center
July 24, 2020 7 p.m.
Heartland Sings Vocal Showcase
Broadway and Beyond with J. Mark McVey
Sept. 20, 2020 4 p.m.
Rhinehart Music Building, PFW