Voice Camp offers a fun and specialized training experience to aspiring young singers aged 10-14. The program will focus on Broadway, A Cappella and Youth Choir repertoire jointly taught by New York’s finest, Dr. Peter Thoresen of Pace University (New York City) and Ira Spaulding, City College of New York.
Voice Camp participants will acquire basic vocal technique conducive to healthy singing in both solo and ensemble settings; breathing, vowel placement, vocal dynamics, singing with a healthy voice, blending with other singers, vocal vocabulary, and singing in harmony. The program will also emphasize the basics of Broadway music theater which will include some dance and acting as well as singing. Voice Camp participants will have fun as they build confidence, strengthen performance technique and strengthen their voices. Newly learned skills are showcased as children perform in a fun show on the final YES Academy concerts. A video recording will be made and sent to parents to enjoy.
In addition participants will acquire on-stage experience and performance opportunities. Each element of the program is designed to develop participants’ vocal and musical abilities, enhance interpersonal skills and cultivate the discipline, life skills that support all of life endeavors.
Among the study repertoire planned for this program: excerpts from Lion King and The Sound of Music, folksongs from various world traditions, light classical music and popular songs.
If you are required to audition, please prepare one short solo song.