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Drake University Voice Intensive

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The annual Drake University Voice Intensive (DUVI) is a summertime camp designed for young singers ages 14+ to develop their voices and build confidence in performing and auditioning. During this weeklong camp, students are invited to Drake University's campus to work with voice faculty and other professionals in the Department of Music. Students have the opportunity to learn vocal pedagogy, audition etiquette, acting, diction, discuss musical themes in classes, and experience performing in a studio setting in front of their peers.

Additionally, students have the choice to participate in opera scenes, acapella/jazz choir, show choir, or musical theatre scenes, while under the instruction of our renowned faculty during scheduled rehearsals. At the end of DUVI, students take what they have learned and host a final showcase in which friends and family are invited to attend. This final showcase also includes a choral performance that all students participate in.

DUVI will be hosted on June 9-15, 2024. For this upcoming summer, there will be a new overnight stay option available for interested students! More information about this accommodation will be shared soon. If you have any questions about DUVI, please feel free to contact Dr. Alyssa Becker (alyssa.becker@drake.edu). We look forward to welcoming many talented voices this upcoming summer!

DUVI General Information:

  • Dates: June 9-15, 2024
  • Time: 10:00am to 8:30pm
  • Location: Drake University campus
  • Cost: $375 without overnight stay option
    • Interested in additional one-on-one voice lessons with a voice faculty member? These are available for an extra $25.
    • Interested in additional one-on-one piano lessons with a piano faculty member? These are available for an extra $25.
    • No refunds available after June 1, 2024.

DUVI Overnight Housing Options:

Students may choose one of the following overnight housing options:

  1. Double occupancy dorm room: $28 per night for a total of $168
  2. Single occupancy dorm room: $40 per night for a total of $240
  3. Local commuter: No additional charge

Linens (optional): Flat fee of $15

DUVI Meal Options:

  • Local commuter: Two meals per day (dinner on Sunday, June 9 and lunch on Saturday, June 15): $96
    • Local commuter students may choose to bring their own meals.
  • Overnight students (one meal Sunday, June 9; three meals Monday-Friday [June 10-14]; two meals Saturday, June 15 = 18 meals): $144

DUVI Schedule:

  • Full DUVI schedule to be announced soon
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