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The 2014 Institute will take place June 23 - 27.

Solo on stageThe 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 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.

VPI logo design by Valerie Rozzo.

Learn More About ...

in the classroomOur Faculty:
All VPI faculty are professional musicians who teach and perform at the University of Dayton and through other venues. 

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2014 residential VPI students are housed in the newly renovated Founders Residence Hall, located on our main campus. Students may also opt to commute to the institute from home. Learn more >>

How to Prepare 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 >>

Our Typical 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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Contact Us

Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox 
Vocal Performance Institute Coordinator