July 28–August 4
“Attending the New England Choral Institute not only helped me to improve my musicianship and technique, but it nurtured me as a whole person. I enjoyed working with such passionate, knowledgeable and invested instructors, and I formed strong bonds with my fellow participants in a positive and supportive community. You would be hard-pressed to find another summer program that offers such a high level of personal attention and such a variety of experiences at such a low price.” – 2017 Participant
The New England Choral Institute at the New Hampshire Music Festival is a one-week intensive for singers and conductors built around the preparation and performance of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS.
All participants will sing in the chorus for the culminating performance of Bernstein’s MASS with conductor Dan Perkins and the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra.
Auditions for the Institute are required either in person or via an electronic submission.
New Hampshire Music Festival Choristers may sing the Bernstein without attending the Institute.
E-mail Krystal Morin at [email protected] for any questions or information.
(Registration Information Below)
This series is meant for singers and students looking for an intensive, immersive one week program of rehearsal and study.
Two participation tracks available:
Track 1: Holistic work for the experienced amateur vocalist or conductor
Day student participation fee: $400
Resident student participation fee: $550 (7 nights double room, campus housing)
Meal plan options and housing upgrades are available to fit a variety of budgets (details coming soon)
Track 2: Intensive program of study for college and graduate students with optional graduate credits (1–3) through a collaboration with Plymouth State University
ME 5560 Graduate Practicum in Choral Music (1–3 credits)
In-State: $552 per credit
Out-of-State: $632 per credit
Video Audition Information:
Admission to the Choral Institute will be held via video submission and/or permission of the Director, Dr. Dan Perkins.
To submit via video, please upload a video to YouTube (or another workable platform) following the specifications below and provide the link in the response box. Your video can set to unlisted or private on YouTube, as long as we have access with the link you provide.
Vocalists: please film yourself singing 1 art song or aria with or without accompaniment and lead yourself through 2-3 vocalises showing the range of your voice.
Conductors: please submit the vocalist requirements and also include 1-2 videos of your conducting with an ensemble with the camera positioned to see your gesture from the front of your body. Preferably provide video that shows both rehearsal and performance settings.
If you have additional links to solo recital or performance recordings you can provide those as well. If you need to e-mail your submission please send it to [email protected] and indicate that you e-mailed it in the box below.
COMMUNITY TRACK REGISTRATION
This series of rehearsals is meant for singers in New Hampshire who want to commute to rehearsals over the course of three weeks, three times a week. This follows the format of rehearsals that the Festival has used for the last two years and is open to anyone who completes a successful audition.
All rehearsals will take place at the Silver Center for the Arts in Plymouth, NH. Auditions will take place in Concord and their will be a second performance of MASS in Wolfeboro, NH.
Score information below.
Sunday, June 10: 2:00-4:00PM (Concord, NH) – details below.
Monday, July 16: 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Sectionals)
Wednesday, July 18: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday, July 21: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Monday, July 23: 6:00 – 8:00 PM (followed by 8:30pm Chanticleer performance)
Wednesday, July 25: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday, July 28: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunday, July 29: TBD
Monday, July 30: 7 PM
Wednesday, August 1: 8 PM
Thursday, August 2: 7:30 PM (Plymouth)
Saturday, August 4: 7:30 PM (Wolfeboro – 6:00pm Warm-up)
Auditions will take place on Sunday, June 10th from 2:00-4:00pm at the Concord Community Music School. Please register through the button above.
The audition excerpt is all of movement 7. Gloria Tibi which you can access here:
If you have trouble accessing this document, please e-mail Krystal Morin at [email protected]
- All singers will be singing the Treble Choir line in the octave that is most comfortable for your voice.
- Sopranos and Tenors should prepare the top part where there is divisi.
- Altos and Basses should prepare the bottom part where there is divisi.
You are responsible for providing your own score. We will be using the Boosey & Hawkes Edition of the score edited by Doreen Rao which you can purchase here: https://www.jwpepper.com/Mass/10053199.item#/submit
For additional information on graduate studies, please call (603) 535-2575 or visit plymouth.edu/graduate.