College singers and instrumentalists, make your plans now to come and study at one of the most spectacular summer locations on the planet... the Little Traverse Bay area of northwestern Michigan. Bay View is one of the original Chautauqua communities in the country, providing a refreshing, serene place to spend your summer months honing your craft in one of the most collegial, supportive environments to be found anywhere. This, when combined with an incredible festival season with over 50 public events and invigorating programming, means you'll be enveloped in world-class repertoire ranging from classical to pops, and from jazz to opera.
The programs we offer in 2014 include:
- Chamber Music (choose to study for 4 or 8 weeks)
- Bay View Piano Academy (an 8-day experience like no other!)
- SOARS Program (a 2-week Summer Opera Scenes, Art Song, & Recording Seminar)
- Opera Mainstage (6 week program featuring a role in La Boheme, stage experience, training, and two performances, all in original language and accompanied by chamber orchestra)
Intrigued? Applications for all programs are coming shortly, with vocal applications available here and instrumental applications available here.
LIVE Auditions for Voice Programs will take place as follows and can be registered at the link here.
Kingwood, TX - Wed. Nov. 5 (Texoma Auditions)
Bloomington, IN - Fri. Jan. 23 from 2pm
New York City - Sat. Jan. 24 from 10am
Columbus, OH - TBA
Ann Arbor, MI - TBA
Lexington, KY- January 31 from 3pm
Both vocal and instrumental programs give full consideration to auditions submitted online through our partnership with YAPtracker as well.
Bay View Music Festival is proudly sponsored by: