The Vocal Intensive Study Program (VISP) is designed for passionate and motivated students ages 18-30 who desire to effectively integrate faith and art, refine their vocal technique, perform new solo and operatic repertoire, and prepare for professional auditions.The 2018 VISP will be a three week program, from June 24-July 15. Tuition is $3075.

2018 VISP Faculty

David Parker, Director
Valerie MacPhail

Performance opportunities include:

  • Opera Scenes Recital
  • Art Song Recital
  • Performance classes


VISP faculty members teach weekly private lessons, stage and coach opera scenes, and coordinate VISP classes, which provide daily corporate prayer and devotionals. Classes also feature instruction in movement, diction, and vocal repertoire.





Vocal Intensive Study Program Audition Requirements

Updated September 28, 2017

Applicants must submit:

1) Completed Application and application fee

2) Current résumé and/or list of musical experiences including repertoire, studied/performed and ensemble experience (choral, recital, opera, musical theatre, drama)

3) Current headshot

4) A video recording of highest quality, made within the last 6 months.  Audition should have 3 contrasting pieces, sung with live piano or orchestral accompaniment:

  •     One aria from an oratorio or opera from the standard repertoire.
  •     One aria or art song in English (no musical theatre)
  •     One art song in German, French or Italian

If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact the us at