Exclusive this year, and due to the recent health crisis faced globally, the NYU Steinhardt Vocal Performance Program will be offering a virtual two-week intensive contemporary voice workshop. During these two weeks of virtual instruction, students will learn about vocal technique, vocal function, and basics of vocal anatomy and physiology, while employing the tools learned in group virtual classes and masterclasses. Various guests currently working in the field will join in providing the students with both theoretical and practical content about the music industry, equipping students to succeed as performers.
Students will have the chance to explore performance techniques from the convenience of their homes. Students will have the opportunity to share the work done throughout the two weeks with their instructors by recording a video (using their smartphone or computer) of the various performance tasks related to each course and workshop and receive feedback from the instructors. The workshop will culminate with a final virtual showcase where students will perform the material they have been working on during their voice lessons and classes.
August 3 – August 14, 2020
June 8, 2020
$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$1,720 (Reduced Tuition)
High School (16 years and older)
Post-College and Graduate Students
Please prepare two contrasting songs of your choice from the contemporary repertoire. Selections can include any genres you'd like: pop, rock, country, classical, jazz, musical theatre, R&B, etc. Please upload the two selections as two separate videos. You may choose to showcase the contrast in your selections by:
- Choosing songs in different styles that will allow you to demonstrate contrasting vocalisms
- Choosing songs in similar styles that explore different aspects of your voice
- Choosing a ballad versus an uptempo, where you can demonstrate the ability to sing sustained/legato lines versus singing a patter song or a song with a moderate to fast tempo.
Your video should count with the collaboration of a live musician (pianist, guitarist, etc.) However, due to the current circumstances, applicants who do not have a video submission of their song selections pre-recorded with a live pianist may submit recordings using tracks for summer 2020 submissions.
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