Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

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Music Building
Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
(Fax) 718-997-3849

Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Summer 2015 Programs » Summer Vocal Institute


2015 Queens College

Summer Vocal Institute for High School Students

August 1 - 9, 2015


2013 QSVI Participants and Faculty


The Queens Summer Vocal Institute is a workshop designed for high school-aged and college-bound singers, specializing in all areas of vocal performance. This unique workshop will give each young artist a strong foundation of essential tools to excel in the competitive world of vocal performance. Led by acclaimed regional and international professionals, this intensive eight day program includes:

  • Individual voice lessons, coachings, movement and improvisation classes
  • Daily choral and repertoire classes (Classical and Musical Theater repertoire)
  • English and Italian diction instruction of NYSSMA and all repertoire
  • Master Classes from well-known experts in College Preparation skills
  • Final public concert showcasing each performer, digitally recorded


Program Specifics

  • Dates: August 1 - 9, 2015
  • Tuition: $875 - 94% tax exempt funding available, limited scholarships available
  • Location: Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College/CUNY in Flushing, NY
  • Open to commuting students aged 15 to 18 - a maximum of 30 participants
  • Live Auditions: Italian and English (Classical or Musical Theatre) songs required



Dr. Sherry Overholt - Voice Faculty, Queens & Purchase Colleges
Andres Andrade - Voice Faculty, Queens College, Citywide Youth Opera
Dr. James John - Faculty, Queens College, Head of Choral Activities
Deepak Marwah - Voice Faculty, LaGuardia Arts High School
Jayne Skoog - Voice Faculty, Long Island City High School
Jennifer Grimaldi - Voice Instructor (Graduate of Queens College)
Jana Ballard - Voice/Musical Theatre, LaGuardia Arts High School



Location: New York City
Dates: January - May of 2015:  To be announced upon receipt of your application.


Applications should include:

  • Completed application (coming soon)
  • A CD may serve as an audition for singers who are unable to audition
  • $25 audition/application fee (refunded if audition is not granted)

    • please make check payable to: SHERRY OVERHOLT
Mail Application, check and all materials to:
    Queens Summer Vocal Institute 2014
      c/o Sherry Overholt
    46 Hillandale Road
    Rye Brook, NY 10573


For further information about application and audition dates please e-mail us at qsvihs@gmail.com or visit us: www.qsvi.org.







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