The 2013 program takes place June 24-28. Apply now!
The Vocal Performance Institute (VPI) is presented each summer for students in grades 9 through 12. All activities are held on the historic UD main campus and instruction is provided by Department of Music faculty, along with professional guest artists from Dayton-area organizations including the Dayton Opera and the Human Race Theater.
Throughout this five-day institute students participate in various workshops and master classes covering a myriad of topics. They also receive private lessons, and have the opportunity to hear faculty and guest artists in recital. Students can attend the institute as residential campers or as commuters. The Institute culminates with a gala student recital that is open to families and friends.
Workshop topics examples:
- Introduction to musicology
- Introduction to the voice
- Introduction to French diction
- Introduction to German diction
- Introduction to Italian diction
- Stage makeup
- A history of singers
- Vocal ensembles
- Learning the art of practicing and auditioning
- Master classes held by UD faculty and guest artists from the Human Race Theater and the Dayton Opera
- A "Life as an Artist" discussion panel
Institute Faculty: All VPI faculty are professional musicians who teach and perform at the University of Dayton and through other venues.
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Accommodations: Residential VPI students are housed in one of UD's on-campus residence halls. Students may also opt to commute to the institute from home. Learn more >>
Pricing and Registration: The cost of the Vocal Performance Institute covers workshops, activities, housing options and more. Learn more >>
Preparing for the VPI: There are several items to bring and points to consider when planning for your stay at the University of Dayton. Learn more >>
Itinerary: A sample of a past itinerary is available to give a sense of what participants may expect at the institute.
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VPI logo design by Valerie Rozzo.
Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox
Vocal Performance Institute Coordinator