Torggler Summer Vocal Institute

Torggler Summer Vocal Institute


The Torggler Summer Vocal Institute is a two-week residential program at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. The institute runs from July 5 - 19, 2015.

This program immerses students in an intensive artistic environment. All voice lessons, coaching and masterclasses are taught by world-renowned performers, teachers and scholars, engaging students in active performance classes through doing.

As a participant in the Torggler Summer Vocal Institute, you will explore the many styles and repertoires of vocal music, connect with the finest vocal artists and teachers, and discover your talent and interests in the vocal arts.

Audition Requirements:
Rather than a single long video or audio file, please submit two separate clips, one for each selection. Prior to each piece, please clearly state your name, the date and the title of your selection. Either video or audio files are acceptable and we will not be influenced by the quality of either. Below are the requirements and suggestions for your material.

Two songs: Your audio or video audition must include a classical work in English, Italian, German or French, and a music theater work.

Accompaniment: Piano must accompany you (no a capella singing). Please make sure your voice can be heard above the accompaniment.

Length of audition: The overall length of your audition (the total of all 2 files) should be about 5 - 6 minutes.

Begin your application and audition process by choosing “Torggler Summer Vocal Institute” under “Program Group” in the menu on the right side of your screen.

Then choose “Application and Audition” under “Program.”

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Application deadlines:

Preferred – March 15, 2015 with deposit due May 1.

Final – May 1, 2015 with deposit due May 15.