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Voice Performance Academy

VPA Singers 2021

Members of VPA , May 2021

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 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.  

  • The Academy is limited to 8 participants; acceptance is by audition and invitation only
  • The Academy meets approximately once a month on Saturdays throughout the Academic Year. 
  • Most participants will be age 15-18 (younger students and older gap year students may be considered on a case-by-case basis). 
  • Students will already have some classical training along with some formal performance experience (for example studio recitals, NATS auditions, summer intensives etc). 
  • While many VPA students plan to pursue a music major or minor at the college level, this is not a requirement for participation.     

Please note:   While 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 prevent auditioning for or potentially participating in VPA.   We accept applications from all singers, and coaching may in certain circumstances be substituted for lessons, assessed on a case-by-case basis. 

Financial assistance may be available; students should apply via the Preparatory’s Scholarship and Financial Aid page

Auditions

Auditions for the 2021-2022 Academic Year will be held live on Zoom on August 28th – please register for a time below. Singers should prepare two memorized classical selections, one in English and one in a foreign language (Italian preferred, other languages accepted).