Miami University to host Schmidt Vocal Institute

SVI singer and poster

31 singers from across the country study and perform on campus

Miami University will host the third annual Schmidt Vocal Institute (SVI), an intensive summer program for talented high school singers, held on the Oxford campus, June 19–July 1, 2018. Participants will spend two
 weeks on campus and receive instruction from the Miami University voice faculty as well as guest faculty
 from across the country.

The 2018 guest faculty includes Grammy award-winning vocalist Sylvia McNair, Metropolitan Opera baritone Nathan Gunn, pianist/coach Julie Jordan Gunn (University of Illinois), and pianist/coach Brian Zeger (Artistic Director, Juilliard School Vocal Arts). SVI will help participants develop and hone their vocal technique, diction, and stage deportment with the program culminating in two performances on campus.

The 2018 Schmidt Vocal Institute will partner once again with Cincinnati Opera. SVI participants will
 attend a performance of La Traviata, take part in a master class with the Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director
 of Cincinnati Opera, Evans Mirageas, and enjoy a performance and Q&A session with Cincinnati Opera
 Young Artist singers, Reilly Nelson and Simon Barrad.

The Schmidt Vocal Institute is a program developed and funded by the William E. Schmidt Foundation
and directed by Miami University alumna Linda McAlister (MM '01). The Schmidt Foundation has strong
 roots in the Miami University Arts programs, supporting the William E. Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition
 and contributing to scholarships for students in the Miami University College of Creative Arts.

SVI singers and faculty will perform in a variety of concerts, all of which are free and open to the public.

Schmidt Vocal Institute Public Events

Wednesday, June 27 – 7:30 pm: Schmidt Vocal Institute Faculty Recital
Oxford Community Arts Center - Ballroom (10 S. College Ave, Oxford, OH 45056)

Saturday, June 30 – 7:30 pm: Schmidt Vocal Institute Participant Concert
Solo Recital of Songs and Arias
Miami University, CPA, Souers Recital Hall (420 S. Patterson Ave, Oxford, OH 45056)

Sunday, July 1 – 2:00 pm: Schmidt Vocal Institute Participant Concert
Art Song Theater
Miami University, Peabody Hall, Leonard Theater (701 Western College Dr, Oxford, OH 45056)

More information about the program can be found at www.schmidtvocalinstitute.org.