2021 High School Voice (Classical)

Important note: this program has been cancelled for 2021. Please see our COVID-19 Resources page for more information about this decision.

The Program

The Classical Voice program for high school students offers a two-week session for 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 encouraged 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


Joseph Evans, Director

Vance Reese, Pianist / 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 from memory two songs from the classical repertoire (not musical theater). One must be sung in English.


The tuition for High School Voice is $2500. This includes all instruction, housing, meals, and transportation in Brevard. Each participant is responsible for travel to and from Brevard.

The application fee is $45. A non-refundable enrollment fee of $500 is due within 2 weeks of acceptance.

For refund policies specifically related to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, please visit our FAQ page.


Brevard Music Center offers limited scholarship assistance for Classical Voice according to a student's audition and demonstrated financial need, and program need. 

Students are encouraged to seek financial assistance from outside sources. Schools, music clubs and organizations, youth orchestras and bands, service clubs (e.g., Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.), businesses, and foundations may be willing to help. Be professional and creative, and start planning early.

Organizations providing scholarships for musicians

Students apply for Brevard's scholarships online, as part of the regular application process. Applying for scholarship support requires disclosure of certain financial information and a detailed statement of need.

BMC Opportunity Scholarship

The BMC Opportunity Scholarship is designed to assist historically underrepresented populations in the study of music. Open to students of African-American and Latinx descent, the BMC Opportunity Scholarship program seeks to help these young musicians overcome financial obstacles that might prevent them from achieving their full potential. BMC Opportunity Scholarships are awarded in conjunction with financial aid. Students may apply for the scholarship in the Financial Aid section of the online application. 


All payments, except the $45 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.

This program has been cancelled.