High School Voice (Classical)

Applications remain open until all spots are filled - Apply Now!

The Program

The Classical Voice program is for high school singers ages 14-18 who plan to pursue vocal studies in college. Each student receives two private lessons per week, in addition to individual and group coachings. Students have extensive performing opportunities, including recitals, masterclasses, and a program of solo arias and staged opera scenes. Students are also invited to audit rehearsals of Brevard's Janiec Opera Company. 

The daily schedule of classes includes:

  • music theory and literature
  • acting
  • movement
  • vocal technique and diction
  • masterclasses in performance and audition techniques

A daily schedule can be below. This program is led by Director Janine Hawley.

Dates and Deadlines

Program Dates: June 23 - July 16, 2022
Deadline: Applications are open until all spots are filled - Apply now!
Ages: 14-18
Tuition: $4150, includes all instruction, housing, and meals
Application fee: $40, apply now through MyBMC

We also have a Musical Theater intensive for high school voice!

Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all students, faculty, and summer staff for the 2022 season. Please see our FAQ page for more information.


Janine Hawley, Program Director
Allison Pohl, Classical Voice Instructor and Coach
Chris Dolman, Acting Technique and On-Camera Audition Technique

Sample Daily Schedule

8:00-9:00a Music Theory
9:15-9:45a Yoga/Mindfulness
10:00-11:30a Class rotation (Chamber Music, Acting the Song, Stage Combat)
11:45a Private lesson rotation/Practice time
1:30-2:30p Private lesson rotation/Practice time
2:45-4:15p Class rotation (Chamber Music, Acting the Song, Stage Combat)
4:30-5:30p Lyric Diction and IPA
5:30-5:45p Reflection
7:00-8:30p Master Class/practice or free time

Student recital each week

Audition Requirements

Admission to the Brevard Music Center is determined by audition. Voice applicants must submit a video recording by including YouTube video link(s) in their application.

Perform from memory two songs from the classical repertoire (not musical theater). One must be sung in English.

Submissions do not have to be one continuous take; once you add one selection, the option to add another will appear. 

Tuition and Payment Schedule

The tuition for the 3-week High School Voice program is $4150. This includes all instruction, housing, meals, and the opportunity to attend on-campus concerts and other events. Each participant is responsible for travel to and from Brevard.

A non-refundable enrollment fee of $500 is due within 2 weeks of acceptance and applies toward the cost of tuition. The remaining tuition balance is due by May 15.


All payments, except the $40 application fee and $500 enrollment fee, will be fully refunded if the Center receives notice of cancellation due to serious illness before May 15. Written verification from an M.D. is required before a refund can be made. No reduction in fees can be made for late arrival or early departure. No refunds will be made after May 15.


Brevard Music Center offers scholarship support according to a student's audition and demonstrated financial need, and program need. In recent years, Brevard has provided scholarship support to more than 70% of its students. Scholarship support includes merit, need-based, and the BMC Opportunity Scholarship open to students of African-American and Latinx descent. 

Please visit the Scholarship section of our FAQ page for more information.