Vocal Program

A ten day intensive vocal program in beautiful Quebec, Canada. A program for 15 to 20 professionally focused singers includes:

  • Festival Chorus
  • Voice Lessons
  • Coachings
  • Master classes
  • Opera and Song Performance
  • Chamber Ensembles

Faculty: Barbara Fusco, Tom Goodheart, Jean Miller Goodheart, LeAnn Overton.

Vocal Coach/Accompanist: John Isenberg.

Open Programs Voice Faculty: Valérie Bélanger, Barbara Fusco, Christina Montalto (Children's Choir).

Classes and Descriptions

Individual Voice Lessons. All levels
Individual instruction will be tailored to each students level of proficiency and will include work on technique, interpretation and music fundamentals. These lessons will assist each student in realizing his/her vocal potential through instruction in healthy vocal technique. They will also encompass work in developing dynamics, phrasing, breath control, and musicianship skills.
Vocal Coachings
Vocal coachings include work on fundamentals of good musicianship such as pitch, rhythm, phrasing, legato line. Also important, diction and text communication. Discussion of musical styles, operatic role preparation, classic Broadway, and healthy vocal technique.
Vocal Repertoire Class
Through the use of both popular and classical music, the students will develop stronger communication and musicianship skills. Along with ensemble singing, there will be use of theatre games to help further develop their self-confidence as performers.
Festival Chorus
Open to all festival participants and community members. Rehearsals will be held Monday through Friday of Festival Week, and a dress rehearsal with instruments. The Festival Choral Concert will be held on Saturday evening August 6.
Chamber Ensembles
Student prepares pieces in mixed ensemble with voice, violin, guitar, to be performed in student concert at end of week. Coaching by one of the faculty members.


All fees are in Canadian Dollars.

The deadline to apply is June 1, 2017.
Tuition: $900.00 (CA) with lodging, $600.00 (CA) without lodging.
A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 (CA) is due by May 15, 2017. Balance is due July 1.

Tuition for all programs may be paid through the mail or via PayPal using a PayPal account or a VISA, Master Card, Discover or American Express debit or credit card. Registration through PayPal will be available soon.

How to Apply

To apply for the Vocal Program, please complete this online application before submitting any tuition fee(s).

Applicants must follow the procedure outlined below. Please note that you must submit a successful recorded audition to be accepted to the Vocal program.

Recorded audition: For applicants to the Voice and Opera Program. Please submit an electronic recording of 3 songs or arias no longer than 12 minutes in length to tgoodheart@binghamton.edu. The following song/aria requirements should be in contrasting styles. Recordings can also be youtube videos.

  1. One Italian or German art song or aria
  2. One French art song or aria
  3. One song in English (not a translation)

You will be notified of your audition results by March 15th for those submitting recordings before March 15th and by April 15th for recordings submitted between March 15 and April 15.

For more specific program information, contact Thomas Goodheart at tgoodheart@binghamton.edu.

Here is what singers are saying about our program:

For more information please contact Christina Montalto at midsummermusicca@gmail.com.