Junior High, High School Students Invited to Southeast Vocal Arts Boot Camp


Vocal Arts Boot CampCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., May 19, 2015 — The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will present its third annual Vocal Arts Boot Camp (VABC) June 15-20 at Southeast’s River Campus.

The Vocal Arts Boot Camp is a fun and intense training opportunity for vocal students grades 7-12.  The focus of the camp is to help students develop and strengthen their singing abilities through rigorous work on vocal technique and performance skills.  The training reinforces skills needed for high school choral and solo competitions.  Many different kinds of songs are featured in the camp, including contest literature, Broadway, folk and jazz standards when appropriate. Students in the camp will work on developing superior vocal techniques in individual lessons with the voice faculty from Southeast.  Also included are classes on song interpretation, audition techniques, music theory, sight reading and aural skills.

Christopher Goeke, VABC director said, “We are very excited to be able to feature the newly opened Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center building in the camp this year. Campers will be able to live and study entirely at the River Campus.”

Several social activities are planned for the camp, including a chance to see the musical “Seussical.”  The VABC will culminate with a showcase performance by the campers as part of the Second Annual Southeast Missouri Summer Arts Festival on June 20.

The camp is open to students in grades 7-12 who have completed one year of choral or solo training.  More information and registration links can be found at: www.semo.edu/camps. Those with questions are asked to contact VABC Director Christopher Goeke, at cgoeke@semo.edu or (573) 651-2605.