High School Voice (Musical Theater)


Dates and Deadlines

Program Dates: July 16 - August 7, 2022
Deadline: March 15, 2022
Ages: 14-18
Tuition: $4150, includes all instruction, housing, and meals
Application fee: $40, apply through MyBMC - Application opens November 2!


The Program

The inaugural year of the Musical Theater program is for high school singers ages 14 and older interested in pursuing studies in musical theater in college.

The focus of our training is to provide students with the tools to be the best singing actor they can be. Classes provide skills training in singing, dancing, acting, and how to tell a story through song. Each student receives two private voice lessons per week, in addition to other ensemble coachings. Extensive training will be provided on acting the song, which marries vocal technique with acting intentions.

Each student will also work on a 16-bar audition cut of a solo song and work with partners in duets, trios, or quartets. Dance classes will introduce vocabulary used in audition situations, and emphasize using the body rhythmically. Select pieces will be shared in a showcase on the final day of the session with other BMC students, families, and friends.

The daily schedule of classes may include:

  • musical theatre and dance
  • vocal technique and style
  • acting
  • stage combat
  • sight reading and ensemble singing
  • music theory
  • yoga and mindfulness
  • masterclasses in audition techniques and the profession

Faculty

Janine Hawley, Program Director

Dominick Amendum, Music Director

Greg Walter, Vocal Coach


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 two contrasting songs from memory. All selections should be sung with an accompanying piano track.

  • One from the Golden Age Musical Theater repertoire (pre-1960)
  • One written after 1960

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.

Refunds

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 1. 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 1.


Scholarships

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.