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Thursday, 10 May 2012 01:16

CLU summer institute returns for fifth year

Thousand Oaks - The California Lutheran University Summer Vocal Institute is returning for its fifth year and scholarship auditions will be held Saturday, May 19.

The academic summer camp for aspiring singers aged 12 to 18 is scheduled from Saturday, July 7, through Saturday, July 14. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. each day. For the first time this year, room and board is also available.

The program covers vocal technique, solo repertoire and performance. Students will explore their voice and artistry through one-on-one coaching, daily master classes and course work in technique, sight singing, performance etiquette, interpretation, movement, and classical and musical theater repertoire.

The institute is open to youths of all levels, whether they just started singing in a choir or have been studying voice for several years. Enrollment is limited to preserve the individualized nature of the program.

The program will include a mix of choral and solo singing. Master teachers Angela Rasmussen Hicks, a mezzosoprano, and Heidi Valencia Vas, a classically trained soprano, will focus on solo singing with students. Both Hicks and Vas are CLU faculty members. A solo recital will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14.

Wyant Morton, who chairs the Music Department and conducts the chorale ensembles at CLU, will lead students in intense daily sessions of ensemble singing that will culminate in a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13.

In addition to the student concerts, the public is also invited to a free faculty concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 8, in the chapel. All concerts will be held in Samuelson Chapel.

Up to three camp participants will receive $1,000 CLU music scholarships at the end of the session.

Tuition is $865.

To schedule an audition or for more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , go to or call 805-405-0148 or 818- 605-3944. Students will need to be prepared to perform an art song, aria or musical theater selection of their choice for the audition.