VCU Vocal Arts Project now accepting applications

Got a rising 6th-12th grader interested in the performing arts? The VCU Vocal Arts Project just might be the summer opportunity you’re looking for…

The VCU Vocal Arts Project (VAP) is an intensive performing arts camp offering rising 6th through 12th graders classes in drama, world drumming, music theory, and vocal technique. In addition to classes, campers will also rehearse approximately four hours a day with their vocal ensembles: Festival Choir for grades 6 through 8 and Chamber Choir for grades 9 through 12. VAP will take place July 6th through 10th and concludes with a gala performance on the final evening of camp.

VAP offers both day camp and overnight camp options. The day camp, which includes all classes and rehearsals, runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, with most classes and all rehearsals taking place in the James Black Music Center (1015 Grover Avenue). Overnight campers (for rising 9th through 12th graders only) will stay on campus in Rhoads Hall and will participate in on and off campus activities in the evenings, including workouts and swimming at the VCU gym, a talent/variety show, an evening at the VMFA, and a movie night.

Costs for the week are $350 for day campers and $700 for overnight campers (includes all meals and evening activities).

To apply to VAP, prospective campers must…

  1. Complete an online application (includes a $25 registration fee).
  2. Submit an MP3 audio audition.
  3. Ask a choir director or vocal teacher to complete an online recommendation form.

Applications will be accepted through June 25th. Campers can expect to receive music packets and vocal assignments by July 1st. For more information–including a sample day-to-day schedule and bios on VAP’s instructors–visit the VCU Vocal Arts Project 2015 website.

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Valerie Catrow

Valerie Catrow is editor of RVAFamily, mother to a mop-topped first grader, and always really excited to go to bed.

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