The Vocal Arts Institute (VAI) is an exclusive summer intensive designed to comprehensively teach young singers (grade 9-12) about the vocal arts. During the program, twenty-five gifted high school students immerse themselves in voice lessons, masterclasses, cross-genre training, mock auditions, movement, and information sessions on topics ranging from diction to vocal anatomy.

VAI covers classical, choral, musical theater, a cappella, and jazz singing. Students also learn about vocal arts professions, from arts administration to full-time performance. By the end of the program, students have a better understanding of how to sing and how the vocal arts will fit into their lives.

VAI includes three performances: a community outreach concert, an individual showcase, and a final side-by-side ensemble concert that is also a featured event during the Three Rivers Festival.

Attendance for all dates is required.

Orientation: Meet the Heartland Sings Staff, receive music, set goals with your teacher, brief rehearsal, and a reception.
June 11, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Plymouth Congregational Church (501 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802)

Voice Lessons: Four (4) 60-minute lessons, schedule at your own pace with your assigned voice teacher.
June 12 - July 16, 2018
Location: Heartland Sings office (2402 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805)

Ensemble Rehearsals
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on Mondays & Wednesdays
June 18 & 20
June 25 & 27
July 2 (no rehearsal July 4!)
July 9 & 11
Location: Heartland Sings office (2402 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805)

July 16-20, 2018
Location: Plymouth Congregational Church
9:00 am - 4:00 pm (lunch provided)

Thursday, July 19 & Friday, July 20 at 7:00 pm
Location: Plymouth Congregational Church
Community Outreach performance Friday afternoon (during the Institute)

Application Closed
Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Vocal Arts Institute.  We are in the process of reviewing applications and assessments.  If you have any immediate questions, please contact Lindsay Platt, Director of Educational Outreach at (260) 436-8080.
Thanks to our 2018 VAI Sponsors

About Heartland Sings

Heartland Sings, Inc. is a nonprofit vocal music production company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Founded in 1997 by Maestro Robert Nance, Heartland Sings creates a variety of vocal music productions and educational outreach programs.

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