The Voice Performance Academy, or VPA, brings together highly motivated teen classical singers at upper-intermediate and advanced levels in a collaborative but challenging environment. The Academy nurtures students’ musical and personal vocal growth through once a month masterclasses, enrichment classes, mentoring for future plans (eg college auditions), and additional performance opportunities both at Peabody and in the Community.
Please note: Although we prefer and strongly encourage VPA students to study concurrently with Peabody Preparatory voice faculty, we recognize that advanced teen singers may already have an established relationship with an external teacher – this does not exclude auditioning for or potentially participating in VPA. We accept applications from all singers, and coaching with one of our professional staff coach/pianists may in some circumstances be substituted for private lessons, assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Need-based financial assistance may be available for qualified candidates; this is subject to application and review, and awards are not guaranteed.
Auditions for the 2022-2023 Academy will be held at the Peabody Conservatory Campus on August 27th, 2022 – please register for a time at the link below. Singers should prepare two memorized classical selections, one in English and one in a foreign language (Italian preferred, other languages accepted).