Baylor School of Music

Summer Voice Institute

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 Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques, Lyric Diction, Vocal and Choral Repertoire, Vocal Pedagogy, and Applied Voice while earning 15 to 16 hours of credit toward the Texas Education Agency mandated hours of Continuing Professional Education.


We will be back in 2022!

Institute Faculty

Baylor University School of Music Division of Vocal Studies and members of the choral 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.

Dr. Robert Best
Associate Professor of Voice
Recruiting Coordinator for the Voice Division
Dr. Deborah Williamson
Professor of Voice
Coordinator of the Summer Voice Institute
Dr. Brian A. Schmidt
Associate Professor of Choral Music,
Director of Graduate Choral Studies
Dr. Lynne Gackle
Director of Choral Activities
Mary Gibbs Jones Chair in Music
Professor of Ensembles
Dr. Jamie Van Eyck
Associate Professor of Voice
Director of the Division of Vocal Studies

Voices of Past Participants

"It is fantastic that I was able to complete my 'flex' hours of the Professional Development requirement of my campus before school even begins."
"I am so happy to have this as an option to continue learning and increasing the scope of my knowledge. It was most beneficial and right on the money for what was needed."

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