Serious About Singing
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 • 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
An intensive, one-day workshop for top regional high school singers dedicated to expanding and improving their classical training.
Set on the beautiful campus of University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, this workshop offers young singers the opportunity to explore their craft through sessions on foreign language diction, movement and expression in singing, artistic interpretation, and overall presentation. Under the guidance of our outstanding vocal faculty, the sessions are combined with small group master class coaching that provides each singer with personal attention and individual commentary. Students get a glimpse of what happens at a quality undergraduate music program, as well as gain the value of hearing other, very talented performers at work. Serious About Singing provides excellent training tools for students preparing for college auditions, vocal competitions, and those determined to take their skills to the next level.
PARTICIPANT FEES AND REGISTRATION
A fee of $35 is required. Application deadline is Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. All applicants will receive email and written notification of admission to the workshop by Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. The full fee of $35 will be returned to those not chosen to participate in the workshop. Those selected to participate will receive a schedule and further details about the day’s activities. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided for participants.
Workshop space will be limited to a total of 28 high school sophomore, junior, and senior vocal students. Application deadline is Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.
Students must submit:
- Completed application form and fee of $35
- YouTube link to your performance with accompanist of the song you will work on during the workshop. Song does not need to be memorized for audition.
- Scanned and uploaded PDF of score. Double-check that all music fits on the page entirely!
- PDF of the repertoire’s text/translation (For English songs/arias, simply submit the text. For foreign language songs/arias, note that generally, the English text that is printed below the foreign language text is a singing translation, only, and not a good representation of the text’s meaning. Please use online or printed sources to find a suitable translation.).
Students admitted to the workshop will be expected to work from memory on their song or aria during the workshop.
YouTube Audition Requirements: Sing the entire piece. Accompaniment is required. Audition with the piece you will be singing for the workshop. Choose a song or aria that is appropriate for your age and ability. The song does not need to be memorized for this audition. The emphasis of your audition is vocal quality.
Auditors of any age and vocal skill level are welcome. A non-refundable fee of $20 is required of each auditor. Auditors may register at any time.