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Vocal Arts at DePauw

Annual Vocal Performance Workshop for
High School Students at DePauw University

June 16-22, 2019

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

Acceptance Notification: early June 2019
Tuition: $700 plus taxes

Late Notification: Rolling acceptance up to one week prior to Vocal Arts at DePauw on a space available basis.

Voice and Choral Faculty

André Campelo (baritone)
Kerry Jennings (tenor)
Caroline B. Smith (mezzo-soprano)
Jessica Usherwood (soprano)
Eric Schmidt (choirs)


Both Musical Theatre And Classical Tracks

Choose between classical and musical theatre tracks to shape your experience at Vocal Arts. Students will be placed in opera scenes, musical theatre scenes, appropriate repertoire courses, character development classes and more based on their selection.


  • Private Lessons
  • Master Classes
  • Scenes Staging
  • Acting Classes
  • Instruction in Stage Make-up
  • Audition Techniques
  • Mock Auditions
  • Monologue Preparation
  • IPA Classes
  • Sight Singing
  • Vocal Health
  • Dance and Movement
  • Improvisation Sessions
  • Final Performance for All Participants

Application Guidelines


Christy Altomare is currently starring in the title role of ‘Anastasia’ at the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music in 2008 and soon after was cast as Wendla in the National Tour of "Spring Awakening." Altomare made her off-Broadway debut in MCC Theater’s 2012 revival of "Carrie," portraying ‘Sue Snell’ in the cult Stephen King thriller. A Broadway debut quickly followed as she joined the cast of the long-running hit musical "Mamma Mia!," assuming the role of 'Sophie Sheridan' in June 2012. Her big breakthrough came as she was cast to play the title role in the new stage adaptation of "Anastasia," based on the much-loved 1997 animated film by Twentieth Century Fox. Following a pre-Broadway tryout at Hartford Stage in Connecticut in 2016, the Broadway premiere began performances on March 23, 2017. She received her first Drama Desk Award nomination and won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of the legendary ‘Grand Duchess’ of Russia.