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Application Deadline Extended: April 15, 2024

Vocal Institute

Building Your Craft:
From Studio to Stage


This intensive program for college vocal students who have completed their first, second, or third year of college builds a foundation in stagecraft through classes in acting and dramatic interpretation, language and diction, solo and ensemble coaching, stage movement, dance, and body awareness. Led by a faculty with years of international experience, you’ll prepare and stage scenes from operas and operettas for public performance.


MAY 26-JUNE 15, 2024


2024 Faculty: An international, professional faculty of teachers, coaches, and guest master class clinicians.

Masterclasses with: 

     •  Reggie Smith, Jr., and more

Classes and Sessions

Students attend up to 35 hours per week of:

           • Dance and movement for the stage

           • Techniques in dramatic interpretation

           • Diction and language

           • Daily individual and ensemble coaching

           • Scene staging

           • Opera scenes performance

           • Guest master classes and lectures

           • Baroque interpretation/style



Fees:    Application fee, $40 due with completed application

Tuition: $1500.  Consideration for financial aid available upon request.

Optional On Campus Housing:

• Townhouse/No meals: $1,200. (Single room in townhouse with shared kitchen, laundry, and bath. Participants are responsible for own meals.)

                        • Optional Meal plan: $720 (Three meals daily)

• Shared Dorm Room/with Meals: $1320 (Double occupancy in suite, three

meals daily.)



Questions? Melanie Sonnenberg, Vocal Institute Director • msonnenberg@uh.edu