Message from the Director

Message from the Director

Welcome to the Vocal Arts Conservatory page for current students and their families. The Vocal Arts Conservatory faculty are committed to providing a creative, nurturing, and challenging environment; one in which students feel free to explore, experiment, learn, and grow in a culture of support and mutual respect. In this space, young artists are truly able to find their authentic voice and create meaningful shared musical experiences. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Vocal Arts. For any questions about our program, please don't hesitate to contact me at

My best,

Ms. Katherine Powers

Director, Vocal Arts Conservatory

Our Mission

The Vocal Arts Conservatory offers bright young artists who are passionate about expressing themselves with their voice a comprehensive course of study through engaging performance-based classes, pre-professional programming, and rigorous musical training.

Our Vision

To champion the next generation of expressive, thoughtful, and collaborative vocal artists across multiple musical genres.

Our Motto

"Sing outside of the box."

Student Opportunities

Past Highlights:

  • "Side by Side by Sondheim"
  • Instrumental Music/Vocal Arts Holiday Festivus Concert
  • Collaborative concert with the UCLA Chamber Singers
  • Master class with Susan Graham
    International Grammy Award-winning opera singer; hosted by LA Opera

2020-2021 Events:

  • Tiny Desk Virtual Recital series
  • Master class with Eric Whitacre
    American composer, conductor, and speaker
  • Master class with Angel Blue
    Operatic and concert soprano
  • Master class with Dr. Zanaida Stewart Robles
    Fierce advocate for diversity and inclusion in music education; in demand as a vocalist, conductor, clinician, and adjudicator
  • Master class with Paul Smith
    Conductor, composer, and public speaker; co-founder of VOCES8
Social Media

Social Media

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Supporting our conservatory through monetary donations for individual performances, or general conservatory support is VERY IMPORTANT in enabling us to provide multiple performance opportunities for our students.

Please note that these donations are not part of the Parent Funding Agreement (PFA).

Contact Katherine Powers 657-321-4000, ext 60035 or with any questions regarding these types of donations.

California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley is organized as a non-profit organization under IRS code 501(c) (3). Our Tax ID is 81-3919990 .
All cash donations are fully tax deductible as provided by law.