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Contemporary Vocal Institute

July 9 - 15, 2017

An exciting NEW opportunity for students to explore jazz and contemporary music. Under the direction of Tim Brent, students will be introduced to vocal styles ranging from improvisation to a cappella and will develop their musical repertoire. Young singers will learn to master their skills through private voice lessons and individual rehearsals.

Program Highlights

  • Perform in Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
  • Learn the fundamentals of Jazz Theory and techniques for healthy singing
  • Receive vocal coaching
  • Enjoy daily classes of Pop Keyboard Skills
  • Participate in supervised outdoor events and social activities
  • Master Class with Emmy Award Winner Michelle McNulty, Supervising Casting Director for “The Voice
Sample Repertoire
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
Way of the World - Earth, Wind and Fire
Little Pony - Pointer Sisters
Song for You - Donny Hathaway
He Beeped When He Shoulda Bopped - Dizzy Gillespie

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Dr. Tim Brent is a 9-time DownBeat Award-Winning vocal jazz educator, pianist, arranger, and has performed with such artists as Bobby McFerrin, Mel Torme, Ingrid Jensen, Dick Oatts as well as Latin Grammy award-winner Obie Bermudez. Prior to joining Westminster College of the Arts

at Rider University, Dr. Brent was the Director of Contemporary Voice at Miami Dade College, and Director of Vocal Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas (Denton, TX), University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA), and Northern Illinois University (Dekalb, IL).

Michelle McNulty is the Supervising Casting Director for shows such as the Emmy Award Winning The Voice, The Sing Off, America’s Best Dance Crew, The Contender, RockStar INXS & SuperNova as well as Live to Dance, On The Lot and Star Search.  Starting her casting career over 10 years ago she began as an associate on Kid’s Say the Darndest Things, Survivor 2 & 3, Amazing Race 2 and Big Brother 3.


$995 (includes room and board)

Tuition Discounts

  • Two or more programs - $100 discount off each program
  • Family discount - Families sending more than one student receive a $100 discount per program

Students who attend a summer camp/program will automatically qualify for a renewable scholarship to go towards attendance at Westminster College of the Arts. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-962-4647 or [email protected].


Enrollment is open to students entering 9th grade through those having just completed their senior year.

General Summer Camp Information

Westminster Office of Continuing Education
[email protected]