Step out of your large chorus and into small vocal ensembles, at the inaugural Summertrios Vocal Institute for adult non-professional singers. Rehearse and perform music from Renaissance to Contemporary in small ensembles, in an inviting atmosphere designed to inspire and transform your musical journey. Participants focus on the skills used to sing in chamber ensembles receiving daily individual and group coachings, master classes, and lab sessions. In addition, singers may focus on 2 solo pieces of any genre, to enhance their individual vocal technique, through one on one sessions, supportive masterclasses, and performance opportunities.
– Participants will be selected through an application process –
– An equal number of singers will be chosen for each voice type (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) –
Meet Adrian (and team)
Chamber ensembles of mixed voices.
Singers are divided into small groups to rehearse and perform ensemble pieces.
Individual voice lessons
Participants receive 2, one-hour long private lessons with the voice faculty.
Round table discussion and demonstrations on topics of interest to participants
Learn Together: Daily masterclasses
Participants share their individual works, in a welcoming environment, with feedback from the faculty.
Singers perform their small ensemble pieces in the welcoming acoustics of beautiful Barshinger Hall on the F&M campus.
Participants have the opportunity to perform their solo work (in consultation with the vocal faculty).
Hailed by the New York Times as “a stalwart bass-baritone with a burnished voice” and in Opera News as a “mellifluous bass-baritone [with] theatrical flair”, Adrian Rosas is an artist with “impressive experience and talent” (The Boston Globe). He has performed with the Seattle Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Saratoga, and the Detroit Opera House. As a champion of new and modern music, Adrian has had the opportunity to work on newly written works, including Peter Ash’s The Golden Ticket, Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s Frida, Petr Kotik’s Master-Pieces, Matt Aucoin’s Whitman, and newly written works with American Lyric Theater, American Opera Projects, and the Ostrava Center for New Music. Equally versed in concert repertoire, he has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center, and The Library of Congress.
In addition to his career as a singer, Adrian has a dedication to education and entrepreneurship. He is is the Artistic Coordinator with the Moab Music Festival, an organization that produces "Music in concert with the landscape"; a co-founder of Arts On Site NYC, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the development of artists and encouraging community collaboration; a co-founder of the Vocal Apprentice Program and voice mentor at The National Music Festival, which provides collegiate-level singers with an opportunity to study, learn, and perform with career professionals; and is on voice faculty with the California State Summer School for the Arts. Adrian holds a Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University and a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School.
The application deadline is March 1st, 2020.
We will begin assigning groups and award positions on March 15, 2020.
You may still apply after March 1st and we will place you if possible.
All payments are due by April 30th.
CANCELLATION & REFUNDS
Refund of tuition/housing costs minus a $300 administrative fee will be given through April 30th.
No refunds can be given after April 30, 2020,
A minimum of 5 participants must register by March 1st in order to hold the workshop. In the event of too few registrations, a full refund will be given.
We strongly recommend the purchase of trip insurance.