Cesar Ulloa and student singing
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Vocal Academy

The SFCM Summer Vocal Academy provides an enriching environment where young musicians can focus intensely and creatively to further their musical and theatrical skills and continue to develop their vocal health, technique, and performance abilities. Participants will interact with SFCM voice faculty and industry professionals from the Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Opera through private lessons, group classes, coaching with pianists, master classes, small ensembles, yoga, movement classes, diction work, and a final concert. Although the Academy is primarily a classically based program, employing classical singing technique to support the healthiest approach to all styles of singing, applicants with a range of musical interests are encouraged to apply.

Ages: 14-18 (currently enrolled High school students)
When: Monday, July 25 - Saturday, July 30
Application Fee: $50
Tuition: $750
Housing & Dining:
    Shared Bedroom & Dining: $695
    Single Bedroom & Dining: $835
Application Deadline: April 15, 2022

Up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination and booster is required for all those participating in Summer at SFCM programs. If you are unable to get vaccinated due to a medical reason, please email summer@sfcm.edu.

The Vocal Academy is designed for currently enrolled High school students (ages 14+) of all levels of vocal training and with the potential to pursue serious musical studies.

Interested students should complete the online application and submit an audition video including the following:

  1. Introduction - State your name, age, what you'd like to get out of your participation the Vocal Academy
  2. Two (2) solos of your choice (one may be musical theater). Accompaniment may be either live or pre-recorded.
  3. State what solo repertoire you would like to work on during the Academy.


Sample Daily Schedule

10:00 AM: Morning Warm-ups
10:30 AM: Topic Presentation: Diction, Musical Theater, Movement and more
11:30 AM: Lunch, Private lesson, practice time (varies by day and student)
3:00 PM: Studio Class
5:00 PM: Dinner Break
7:00 PM: Special Event/Group Activity


César Ulloa, Artistic Director
Catherine Cook
Rhoslyn Jones
Susanne Mentzer
Matthew Worth
Heather Matthews, Musical Theater
Marci Stapp, Diction