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Summer Voice Institute
July 6-8, 2017
Baylor University, Waco, TX

Registration Deadline: June 5, 2017

The Summer Voice Institute is a continuing professional education opportunity for teachers of vocal/choral music. The Institute provides an opportunity for music educators to enhance their knowledge in Lyric Diction, Song Literature, Vocal Pedagogy, and Applied Voice while earning 24-25 hours of credit toward the Texas Education Agency mandated hours of Continuing Professional Education.

For questions about the 2017 Summer Voice Institute, please contact Dr. Deborah Williamson at or 254-710-6541.

Enrollment is open to choral music educators and private voice teachers.

$200 registration fee includes 24 hours of instruction in the participant’s selected course offering, daily lunch and refreshments, and course materials.

2017 COURSE OFFERINGS - Your choice of ONE of the following:
• French Lyric Diction*
• German Lyric Diction*
• Song Literature*
• Vocal Pedagogy

* Include particular focus on repertoire from the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List (choral and solo)

Private Voice Lesson
Participants may request a private, one-hour voice lesson for an additional fee of $45.

Baylor University is an accredited institute of higher education and is a Texas Education Agency approved Continuing Professional Education provider.

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Baylor University Division of Vocal Studies faculty will provide instruction in the courses and private lessons offered through the Institute. Each faculty member has earned advanced degrees that require specialization in this subject matter, has maintained expertise in the same through teaching and sustained professional activity, and is highly qualified to provide support through continued education and professional development to teachers of vocal/choral music. The 2017 Summer Voice Institute faculty members are:

Best_spotlightDr. Robert Best
Associate Professor of Voice
Vocal Pedagogy / Private Voice

McNeil_spotlightProf. Kathy McNeil
Associate Professor of Voice
German Lyric Diction / Private Voice

Umstead_spotlightDr. Randall Umstead
Associate Professor of Voice
Chair, Division of Vocal Studies
Private Voice

Van_Eyck_spotlightDr. Jamie Van Eyck
Assistant Professor of Voice
Song Literature / Private Voice

Williamson_spotlightDr. Deborah Williamson
Associate Professor of Voice
Coordinator, Summer Voice Institute
French Lyric Diction / Private Voice