Modeled after the highly acclaimed High School Vocal Institute, the middle school program provides students with an opportunity to study and learn from some of the country's leading educators in the field of children’s music.
Middle School Vocal Camp, under the direction of Patricia Thel, is a week-long program designed as a complete blend of carefully supervised musical and social activities.
Participants will learn the fundamentals of music through classes in basic theory and music reading. Daily voice classes help to expand their personal potential. Students personalize their program by choosing from elective classes in conducting, drumming and drama. Choir rehearsals are held several times throughout the day. Rochelle Ellis, vocal instructor at Westminster Choir College and Princeton University; Lucy Strauli, a singer who has sung with the New York City Opera; and Patricia Thel, director and founder of the Westminster Conservatory Children's Choir Program, will direct the students in a final performance. Students audition at the beginning of the week and are cast into appropriate roles for the production.