It’s not too late to register to participate in the inaugural Montverde Academy Music Conservatory Vocal Performing Arts Summer Clinic being held inside the Sandra O. Stephens Fine Arts Building,  June 22-26, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm for students in grades 6-12.  Anyone interested in vocal training is welcomed to register – regardless of whether you are an award winning college bound singer, or an amateur vocalist who just enjoys the art of singing.  There is a place for you at the MAMC Summer Vocal Performing Arts Clinic!  The clinic has both a day clinic at $160 per participant, and boarding option, which is $350 per participant.

Instructors for the summer voice clinic will be Mr. Aubrey Connelly-Candelario, Chair of MVA Fine Arts, and Mrs. Mincy, MVA Conservatory Accompanist/Piano instructor.  According to Mr. Connelly-Candelario, “The camp is designed to be a mix of serious vocal technique and fun summer musical activities.  We want students to learn in-depth information about singing while having new experiences, developing their performance skills, and finding joy in making music.” Students will be separated into middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) for most of the day.  

Each day will consist of a variety of instruction designed to enhance the skills of vocalists from beginner to experienced including:

  • Warm ups
  • Rehearsal with large ensemble
  • Rehearsal with small chamber ensemble
  • Sectional rehearsals
  • Technique classes
  • Music theory
  • Musical Theatre and Opera scenes

Montverde Academy Music Conservatory Vocal Performing Arts Summer Clinic will offer private lessons too: Two optional private lessons are available for an extra charge of $50 per participant.  There is also an off-campus field trip scheduled to allow participants to hear a professional regional music performance (*TBD).  The MAMC clinic will conclude with an on-stage performance by the students themselves, that will showcase what they learned during the clinic. Admission to the final concert is FREE and open to the general public.

Leisure time is planned into each day – including relaxing at the swimming pool, or fun activities at the Duncan Student Center.  In the evenings, boarders will have free time, movie nights, ice cream socials, and a trip to a local concert.  *Day students may also attend the evening concert for an additional fee.

All students will eat a balanced lunch on campus at MVA’s Martha Bedell Dining Hall.  Snacks are available for an extra cost in the Duncan Student Center. Boarders will receive breakfast each day and dinner Monday through Thursday of the camp in addition to a daily lunch.  To register online, please visit HERE.

Montverde Academy Music Conservatory Vocal Performing Arts Summer Clinic Schedule:

  • 8:30 am – Arrival
  • 9:00 am – Warm up, vocal exercises
  • 9:15 am – Sight singing and Solfege training
  • 9:30 am – Choral rehearsal
  • 10:30 am – BREAK
  • 10:45 am – Choreography
  • 11:45 am – Aural Training
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 12:45 pm – Choral works
  • 1:15 pm – Theory and sight singing
  • 2:00 pm – Studio solo presentations
  • 3:00 pm – “Putting it all together”
  • 4:00 pm – Dismissal
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – private lessons