The Vocal Arts Department guides motivated students to develop their voices and performance abilities, study classical, jazz and contemporary song repertoire, and explore the art of songwriting. SPCPA Vocal Arts graduates are prepared for one of two college-conservatory paths of study: Vocal Performance at top-level conservatories, or cutting edge Songwriting programs.
Vocal Arts students spend their first two years on general pre-conservatory vocal studies, with courses in Music Theory, Studio, Performance Skills, Ensemble, and Music History. Before entering their Junior Year, both returning and new Vocal Arts students will demonstrate their vocal development in Juries or Placement Sessions and discuss their musical interests and aspirations in one-on-one interviews. Teachers will then determine each student’s program placement: Vocal Performance or Singer-Songwriter.
Vocal Arts: Vocal Performance students will dedicate themselves to two years of in-depth studies in vocal technique and repertoire. The Vocal Performance Capstone Senior Recital and Senior Practicum projects will prepare students to successfully compete in conservatory entrance auditions and exams.
Vocal Arts: Singer-Songwriter students will develop their voices, learn to accompany themselves on an instrument, and begin to work with current music technology. The Singer-Songwriter Capstone Senior Recital and Senior Practicum projects will showcase students’ abilities as performers, songwriters, and music producers.
The four year plan of coursework for the Vocal Arts track will be posted here when updated.