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Frost Summer Institute of Contemporary
Vocal Performance

ARE YOU A SINGER INTERESTED IN TODAY'S MUSIC?

Then you won't want to miss the opportunity to study with our STELLAR FACULTY AT THE UM FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Get in-depth coaching in all styles of today's vocal music with specialized attention to contemporary vocal technique.

Hone your Performance Skills!

Learn what is offered at the Frost School of Music!

Highly talented and motivated students are invited to apply to our FROST SUMMER INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY VOCAL PERFORMANCE. After completing this program, students will gain an understanding of what it is like to be a student at the Frost School of Music!

Program Length

2 weeks

Dates

Session B: July 1 - July 12
Session C: July 15 - July 26

Hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Age Range

Geared for high school students (exceptionally qualified younger students may also audition)

Registration Fee

Prior to April 1/$40
After April 1/$75

Tuition

$1,500

Dorm Program - not required for commuters. Includes room, board, and activities

$1,275

Housing Check In, Placement Auditions & Orientation

Session B: Sun, June 30
Session C: Sun, July 14
(note: a supervised intersession program will be provided for dorm campers attending both sessions)

REQUIREMENTS

  • Vocalists should submit a video file or YouTube link of your personal performance of 2 songs (covers, originals, or arrangements), plus a pdf file of the lyrics.
  • All auditions must be submitted as high-quality video files or a YouTube link. Send your demos to: youngmusicianscamp@gmail.com

NOTE

  • Singer/Songwriters are encouraged to also enroll in our "Frost Summer Institute of Contemporary Songwriting." Each of these special programs is offered during both sessions.
  • All vocalists should bring a mic and XLR cable. Guitarists should bring an amp, cable, and a cart. (dorm participants may rent an amp from the camp.)

FROST SUMMER INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.)

9:00 - 10:00

ELECTIVE
Contemporary Vocal Technique: Students will learn about healthy vocal habits, techniques for singing in contemporary vocal styles, and practical application of technique for singing repertoire.
Jazz Guitar Technique
Music and Video Production: the 1st week will cover audio recording and the 2nd week will cover music video production.

10:15 - 11:15

ELECTIVE
Music Biz & Digital Branding: This class is devoted to creating a social media presence and branding your image and product. The Music Biz section covers the basics of the business including all aspects of publishing, record labels, and more. You will need to bring a laptop, Ipad, or tablet to class.
Contemporary Piano Technique
Rock Guitar Technique

11:30 - 12:00

LUNCH (Lunch is included in the camp tuition)
In the UM Cafeteria, you will be able to select from the grill (hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries), salad bar, pizza, hot meal of the day, and the deli. Fresh fruits, desserts, and beverages are all included.

12:15 - 1:15

VINTAGE POP MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Modeled after the ensemble taught at the Frost School of Music.

1:30 - 2:45

ELECTIVE
Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Large Group: Rock Band

2:45 - 3:00

SNACK BREAK

3:00 - 5:00

CONTEMPORARY VOCAL PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
Institute participants will be coached on their songs for the final performance.

5:00

DISMISSAL

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons given by our camp staff may be scheduled after regular dismissal.

EXTENDED CARE

Supervised before and after care is available.
Before Care: 7:15 am - 9:00 am
After Care: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

BUS TRANSPORTATION

Bus transportation to the camp, located on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, is provided by a private bus company. If you do not see a location near your home, please contact the camp. It may be possible for us to add an additional location on one of our routes! Note: The afternoon bus departs from camp at the regular dismissal time of 4:00pm. A 5:00 bus may be provided, IF there is sufficient enrollment. Honors students can sign up for the morning only bus, the bus fee will be reduced by 50%

Broward Bus:

Sawgrass Mall

Miramar Parkway and I-75

Bob Graham K-8 School (15901 NW 79th Ave) Miami Lakes

Dade Bus:

Highland Oaks Middle School (2375 NE 203rd St. Aventura)

Miami Beach Episcopal Church (Pine Tree Drive & 41st St)

DORM PROGRAM

For Middle School and High School Campers, ages 12 and above

Are you from out of town - or - do you live in South Florida but want to see what it's like to go to a sleep away camp? Our full-time program is open to campers ages 12 and above. Coordinated by our amazingly talented Dorm Counselors, you will spend lots of time playing music and hanging out with kids like you who are seriously into music, plus enjoy fun camp activities too!

WHAT IS IT LIKE?

After the camp classes are over for the day, you are met by your dorm counselor. You go back to the dorm to rest and relax until dinner. All dorm campers go to dinner together, and then after dinner our counselors plan various activities. Each activity is supervised by one of our (totally awesome) counselors. All campers receive a pass to use the UM Wellness Center (on-campus fitness center with an indoor pool, racquet ball, indoor track, etc.). Campers can also use the evening time to get their practicing in. We have fun activities such as: jam sessions, game night, scavenger hunt, and more... On the weekend, we use our bus to take us to places like the beach, the movies, bowling, and ice skating!

ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST? The cost is $1,275 (A non-refundable housing fee is required at the time of registration to reserve your room. This deposit will be applied to your housing balance.) If you are attending both sessions, a supervised inter-session dorm program is provided for a nominal fee.

WHAT DOES THE DORM ROOM PROVIDE AND WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? The dorm is air-conditioned and there is free WIFI. There is a communal bathroom on the floor. There is one floor for our boys and one for our girls. Sheets and towels are provided (bring a pillow and light blanket). There is a laundry room and the camp provides laundry detergent, so that you can wash your clothes. After you register for the Dorm Program, we will send you our complete Dorm Packet with what to bring, health forms, and dorm program rules.

WILL I HAVE A ROOMMATE? Everyone has a roommate. We will match you up with someone close in age or if you come with a friend, you can request to be roommates.

WHO ARE THE COUNSELORS? Our counselors are college students or college graduates. They are in charge of what you do after our camp classes are over for the day. They are all musicians too - so they arrange our jam sessions, can help you with your songwriting/composition assignments, will remind you to get your practice time in, and more! They can give you an inside look into what it's like to be a college music major!

DETAILS ABOUT CHECK IN, CHECK OUT, AND WHAT TO BRING WILL BE SENT AFTER YOU REGISTER.

HOW TO APPLY

Enrollment is limited for this program. You will be notified of your acceptance after the camp receives ALL application materials: Online Registration, Application Fee, Teacher Recommendation, and Audition Demo. Your full deposit (plus the dorm deposit if you are staying in the dorm) is due 3 days after receiving your acceptance letter.

  • Review the Daily Schedule to learn about the classes offered, and choose your Electives.
  • The Camp will email our "Teacher Recommendation Form" to your music teacher. This is to confirm that you are in the correct level. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your school or private music teacher before you start to register.