2021 High School Voice (Musical Theater)
Important note: this program has been cancelled for 2021. Please see our COVID-19 Resources page for more information about this decision.
The inaugural year of the Musical Theater program for high school students offers a two-week session for 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:
- music theater and dance
- vocal technique and style
- sight reading and choral singing
- stage combat
- theater for social justice
- masterclasses in audition techniques and the profession
Janine Hawley, Voice and Acting Teacher
Deandre Sevon, Movement and Dance Teacher
Vance Reese, Pianist / Coach
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
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 Musical Theater 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.
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.