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Registration deadline June 6 for UNI College Preparatory Vocal Arts Institute

May 29, 2003

Brad Barrett, UNI assistant professor of choral conducting and music education, (3129) 273-6113
Duane McDonald, UNI Conference & Event Services, (319) 273-6899
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- A new vocal arts workshop, designed to help high school students become more successful vocalists and prepare for singing at the collegiate level, is being offered June 15-20 on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The registration deadline for the College Preparatory Vocal Arts Institute has been extended to Friday, June 6.

Participants will experience choral ensemble singing and have an opportunity for solo performance instruction, including private voice instruction and voice classes. Enrichment sessions will include sightreading, music theory, mini-recitals, a talent show, movement and stage presence activities. Students also will learn how to prepare a quality audition recording and a quality audition resume.

Institute clinicians include Brad T. Barrett, UNI assistant professor of choral conducting and music education; Jean McDonald, UNI associate professor of voice; Leslie Morgan, UNI professor of voice; Michael A. Reese, vocal music director at Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School and of Chorale Midwest; and Kim Shively, choral director at La Crosse (Wis.) Central High School.

Resident and commuter registrations are available. Resident registration of $325 includes double occupancy lodging in a UNI residence hall for five nights, all meals from Sunday dinner though Friday breakfast, instructional materials and a T-shirt. Commuter registration is $175 and includes lunch and dinner each day, along with the Institute materials and T-shirt.

For information on Institute registration, contact UNI Conference & Event Services at (319) 273-6899 or (800) 782-9519. For specific camp content information, contact Brad Barrett at (319) 273-6113 or