Core SeminarThe program’s innovative curriculum centers on the Core Seminar, which focuses on topics that address different aspects of the singing life: poetry and text, diverse musical influences, and opera.
Core Seminar I
Dickinson, Goethe, and Verlaine
Core Seminar II
Core Seminar III
Creating Unique Performance Opportunities
Core Seminar IV
The Singer and the Stage
Private InstructionCourse work also includes concentrated weekly private instruction:
All students in the program receive private voice instruction each week in New York City.
Every student in the program receives weekly individual sessions, alternating between Artistic Director, Dawn Upshaw, Associate Director, Kayo Iwama, and various VAP faculty.
Alexander Technique tutorials
All students receive weekly private Alexander Technique tutorials.
WorkshopsAdditional course work includes the following classes:
Diction and Phonetics
Language Translation for Singers
Vocal Chamber Music
Vocal Ensemble Workshop