Voice majors at New England Music Camp are instructed in healthy classical vocal technique. The voice curriculum at NEMC offers young voices the opportunity to grow through exposure to a wide variety of vocal song styles in classes, ensembles, workshops and private lessons geared towards strengthening individual musicality as well as collaborative vocal skills.
Vocalists perform in either the Chorale or Chamber Choir. Voice majors audition for placement in the appropriate group on the first day of camp. Placement is based on voice maturity, not age.
A sampling of classes offered specifically to voice students in addition to other core music classes includes:
- Vocal Seminar – Vocal Seminar is a performance based workshop, in which all aspects of the singer’s experience are addressed. Each participant performs for the class and participates in group discussions on topics including: song choice, preparation, character development, performance strategies, and much more.
- Diction for Singers – This course presents and discusses principles of diction as they apply to singing in English, Italian, German and/or French.
- Vocal Workshop – Vocal Workshop explores various vocal repertory, including musical theater, opera, classical song literature, and a cappella. This class also provides ensemble support for the main stage musical theater performance.
- Solfège – A traditional sight-singing course available to campers with a basic theory background. The course helps vocalists improve musicianship through singing syllables using moveable “do”, enhancing the campers’ ability to sightread new music.
- Musical Theater – NEMC presents a single main-stage production once each summer. To find out more about the various offerings in this program area please visit our Musical Theater page.