Vocal Arts Camp (V.A.C.)

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June 7-13, 2020

Welcome to Murray State University’s Vocal Arts Camp! This week-long camp will immerse 9-12th grade students in the vocal arts, to encourage and educate students in the areas of musicianship and healthy vocal production. Students will receive voice instruction, acting and movement classes, and music literacy classes. Students will perform a mixture of solo, chamber, and choral music on the final day of the program. No previous vocal training is required. 

Courses

 

Voice Instruction: Work on healthy vocal production, diction, communication, and style.

Music Literacy: Develop sight reading skills to help learn music efficiently and accurately. Explore rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic structures.

Acting for singers: Engage in a series of improvisational exercises and dramatic preparation to help with character development of vocal repertoire.

Tentative Schedule

 Sunday

1:00-2:00  Check in
1:30-3:00  Move into dorms
3:00-5:00  Campus tour
5:00-6:00  Dinner and introduction by faculty
6:00-7:30  Auditions and student assessments
7:30-8:30  Choral rehearsal
8:30-10:00  Free time

Monday-Thursday
7:30-8:20  Breakfast
8:30-9:20  Group voice lesson/sectionals
9:30-10:45  Choral rehearsal
11:00-12:00  Lunch
12:00-1:00  Acting for Singers/Music Literacy
1:00-2:00  Acting for Singers/Music Literacy
2:00-3:00  Music Electives
3:00-5:00  Music and blocking rehearsal for showcase
5:00-6:00  Dinner
7:00  Evening activities (bowling, talent show, movie night, etc.)

 Friday
7:30-8:20  Breakfast
8:30-9:20  Group voice lesson/sectionals
9:30-10:45  Choral rehearsal
11:00-12:00  Lunch
12:00-1:00  Acting for Singers/Music Literacy
1:00-2:00  Acting for Singers/Music Literacy
2:00-5:00 Rehearsal
5:00-6:00  Dinner
7:00  Dress Rehearsal

 Saturday
7:30-8:20 Breakfast
9:00 Student Showcase
11:00 Checkout

Tuition & Scholarships

The workshop fee is $500 for resident campers. This fee includes tuition, room (double occupancy), board (three meals a day), accident insurance, and most instructional materials. The fee for commuter students is $400, which includes tuition, accident insurance, most instructional materials, and lunch daily.

We have several talent and need-based scholarships available. To be considered for a scholarship, please submit a recent video or audio recording, and a letter of recommendation to Maribeth Crawford at VACmurraystate@gmail.com. The recordings should contain at least one memorized song selection with an accompaniment.

Our Faculty

 

Maribeth Crawford
Maribeth Crawford
Director/Voice Instructor
Christopher Mitchell
Christopher Mitchell
Voice Instructor - Musicianship Skills
Elizabeth Huling
Elizabeth Huling
Voice Instructor - Acting for Singers
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Bradley Almquist
Voice Instructor - Musicianship/Choral 

 Registration

The deadline to complete both registration steps is May 18, 2020. The camp may reach full enrollment before this date, so be sure to secure your spot early.  For more information about the camp and scholarships, contact Dr. Maribeth Crawford. 

If V.A.C. is full, join the waitlist to be contacted if any spots become open.
Register your vehicle for freek parking on campus June 7-13, 2020.
Dr. Maribeth Crawford
Camp Director, Associate Professor of Music
Murray State University Department of Music
 VACmurraystate@gmail.com