Sunday July 10-15, 2016


The Young Artist Vocal Experience is an intensive one-week workshop for talented solo singers and choristers ages 14-18 who perform song literature, oratorio, opera, and traditional musical theatre. Participants have the opportunity to develop their skills through voice classes, master classes, student recitals, and special topic sessions. Private lessons with the Furman voice faculty are available for an additional fee. Participants will be selected based upon application information and recommendation of their private voice teacher or choir director.
DIRECTOR: Dr. Grant Knox   864-294-3034


Register and pay by credit card or submit and mail a check. Registrations are not considered complete until full payment is received.
  • 2016 Resident Campers: $600
  • 2016 Commuters: $495
  • Private lessons: $30 per half hour session (limit of 4)

Full payment is expected at time of registration. Discounts are available to applicants who earned regional NATS placement or All-State choral ensemble placement, have a sibling attending the institute or are the child of a Furman employee. Verification is required. Read Financial Information and Refund Policy.

RECOMMENDATIONS: An email to Dr. Knox from your teacher/director will be fine. A formal note on letterhead is not expected.  grant.knox@furman.edu

Our accommodations

Boarding students will be housed in our Lakeside Dorm, sharing suites that contain two rooms split by a shared bathroom. Two teens will share each individual room. Single beds, two desks, a chest of drawers and closet space are supplied. Students should bring their own linens, towels, soap, shampoo, and bath shoes. Students are responsible for keeping their rooms clean, checking in with the counselors at assigned times and maintaining all guidelines stipulated in the confirmation packet.

Meals will be served in our main dining hall. Our hall features a variety of diet options, including a salad bar, carving station and a wood-fire pizza oven. All meals are included in the boarding student fee. Commuters will eat lunch and dinner with boarding students.

Students who drive to camp will be provided with a parking permit. However, students are not permitted to leave camp until the week's activities are complete. Curfews are enforced on each hall.

Counselors will supervise all activities. But the Furman University Police Department and local law enforcement will provide additional security.

Come prepared to perform

Students should bring two performance-ready works for master class / recital and 3-4 additional works (not yet performance ready) for further study during the week. Master class performance is encouraged but not required.  Everyone performs on the closing recital.  More details will be available in your confirmation packet.

Contact us

Have a question about the institute? Contact YAVE director Dr. Knox or Marcella Frese, summer programs coordinator, at 864.294.2118 email marcella.frese@furman.edu.

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