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35 High School Students Coming for 'Vocal Arts at DePauw' Program

June 14, 2011

99223June 14, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — From June 19-25, the DePauw University School of Music will welcome 35 high school students to campus for the Vocal Arts at DePauw 2011 summer program.  The students, traveling from locations throughout the United States and Canada, will participate in a week-long intensive, studying voice, acting, dancing and a number of other activities related to performance.

"Vocal Arts is now in its twelfth year and has been a tremendous recruitment tool for DePauw," Caroline B. Smith, director of the program and voice area coordinator in the School of Music. "It is always a real treat to have such eager, talented vocalists on campus for the week, and see them discover and learn some of the many aspects that make DePauw so special.  They really improve during the week with the voice lessons, acting classes, improvisation sessions, staging, and dance, to name but a few of the many offerings they get. I am looking forward to another fantastic week."

In addition to the activities and classes designed for the high school students, Vocal Arts at DePauw also includes three public performances:  

  • The first, on Sunday, June 19 at 7 p.m., will feature DePauw faculty and staff members who will teach during the program.  This program will feature both classical and musical theatre works presented by Caroline B. Smith, Pamela Coburn, Valentin 99222Lanzrein, Jay White, Steven Linville, and Amanda Hopson. 
  • On Tuesday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m., current DePauw voice majors and recent graduates will present a concert of works ranging from the music of George Frideric Handel to current musical theatre works from shows such as Lestat, The Last 5 Years, and Next to Normal. (at right: 2010 participants in the program)
  • Vocal Arts at DePauw will conclude with a 10 a.m. concert on Saturday, June 25, featuring solos by all participants of the program, as well as two group numbers from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Phantom of the Opera.

All concerts will take place in Thompson Recital Hall of the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts and are open to the public, free of admission charge.

Founded in 1884, the DePauw School of Music is one of the oldest in the nation, and it has an established tradition of educating leaders in virtually every facet of music -- including performers, educators, composers and administrators. Learn more here.

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