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Vocal/Choral Intensive (VCI)


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The Boston Conservatory's Vocal/Choral Intensive (VCI) is a two-week summer program for high school-aged singers who are focused on musical theater or classical music. Led by faculty with years of experience training young artists, this is a chance for young performers to explore their abilities and potential as soloists, actors, choral singers and musicians.

Your experience at VCI will strengthen your performance skills and build your confidence in your performance choices. You will participate in performance skills classes, theory, sight-singing, diction, yoga, acting and ensemble singing. There are voice lessons and coaching, special master classes with Boston Conservatory faculty and concerts by the teaching staff, as well as trips to Boston theatrical performances. Every student in VCI performs in two solo recitals and the program ends with an unforgettable gala ensemble performance.

At the end of VCI, you will be a better sight-reader, a stronger musician and a more confident singer. You will have made friends for life from around the world who share your passion for singing and for music, all of whom will have helped you become a better performer and musician.

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Former participants of the VCI program have said:

"It's people like you who turn making music into making magic. I want to thank you for helping me rediscover that, allowing me to go into my college years more fervent than ever that I love what I'm going to do, and I love the people who do it too."

—Zach C. '11

"I got more out of these two weeks than anything I've ever done. You have all reminded me why it is l love music, and how vital music making is to a meaningful existence. You have opened me up in more ways than I thought possible."

—Adrianna K. '11

Who Should Apply

To apply, students must be high school aged (15–18) and serious about singing.


Application Requirements

  • Online application and fee submitted through DecisionDesk
  • Digital recording and supplemental materials to be uploaded onto DecisionDesk:
    • Two contrasting songs with piano accompaniment
    • A repertoire list of musical pieces you have worked on in the last two years 
    • One letter of recommendation from a voice teacher or choral instructor 

All application materials need to be uploaded onto  DecisionDesk.  There are no live auditions.   DecisionDesk accepts the following file formats: 

  • Video (MPEG, MPG, MP4, OGG, MOV, AVI, WMV, M4V, VOB)
  • Audio (MP3, M4A, OGG, AIFF, WMA, WAV, AAC)
  • Image (JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF)

There is no charge to submit your materials, and we receive it instantly.  Individual files can be as large as 5GB, but keep in mind that larger files may take some time to upload.  For technical support with your DecisionDesk application, please visit or contact Extension Program staff are not able to assist with techincal support.   

Application Tips

  • Applicants submitting video should be sure the recordings are appropriately lit and are in focus.
  • Applicants are encouraged to introduce themselves and provide any information they would like to convey to the faculty.

2016 Tuition and Fees

Scholarships available for Boston Public School students. More information is forthcoming.

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