About the Vocal Arts Conservatory

The Vocal Arts Conservatory offers a rigorous and comprehensive course of study focused on the training of expressive vocal artists. This program is ideal for young singers interested in learning about the fundamentals of singing and those who may someday choose to pursue a career in singing or music teaching in the fields of classical music, jazz, or the recording arts. Modeled after well-established collegiate vocal arts programs, the Vocal Arts Conservatory curriculum is balanced between performance-focused classes and academic music courses.

Student Experience

Vocal Arts students take specialized music classes alongside peers who have similar interests. All students in this conservatory are immersed in the fundamental elements of music as the basis for artistic expression, regardless of genre. These areas of study include theory, musicianship, history, diction, and piano classes, as well as classes focused on solo and ensemble singing. As students acquire greater musicianship and artistry, more genre-specific classes are offered in the fields of classical, jazz and commercial singing. All students participate in one or more ensembles and experience the camaraderie of shared music-making. Students also benefit from the knowledge, experience, and high-caliber education of the faculty. Renowned guest artists, university faculty, and industry leaders visit the school’s campus to share their expertise and creativity through master classes, lectures, presentations, and hands-on training.

  • “Instructors are phenomenal and very supportive. Universities know the school; I found out representatives attended performances and knew of me before I applied to their programs.”
    Nick Kendig - OCSA, Class of 2016

    Photo by Leonard Ortiz of the Orange County Register.

Preparing Students for the Future

The Vocal Arts Conservatory is ideal for students who have a passion for music and singing. The Vocal Arts Conservatory seeks to foster the growth of thoughtful singing artists who are collaborative advocates for their art form, regardless of genre. Additionally, the Vocal Arts curriculum prepares young singers for admission into a university or arts conservatory program and pursuit of a professional career in singing or music teaching.