Vocal Intensive for High School Singers

Don Wright Faculty of Music voice students perform Hansel and Gretel (November 2015) in Western’s Paul Davenport TheatreDon Wright Faculty of Music voice students perform Hansel and Gretel (November 2015) in Western’s Paul Davenport Theatre



Application Deadline - EXTENDED
Nov 16, 2022 | 12pm



Talbot College and Music Building
Western University
1151 Richmond St
London ON N6A 3K7


November 18 – 20, 2022 | 10AM-5PM daily

Western University's Don Wright Faculty of Music presents a 3-Day Vocal Intensive for High School Singers featuring tours, private lessons, masterclasses, a choral workshop, class auditing, meeting current voice students and participating in a Q&A, an opera ticket for Hansel and Gretel and much more! Lunch included.

Come experience Western's Don Wright Faculty of Music.

Click here to apply. 

Health and Safety protocols will be communicated prior to the first program meeting.

Who can participate?

Any interested high school singers may apply. Spaces are limited and grades 11-12 may need to be prioritized, though grade 9-10 students may apply. This Intensive coordinates with Western's Open House and also NATS Ontario Vocal Showcase. Singers are able to participate in the Intensive as well as sing in NATS.


Friday Nov 18

10am | Arrival & Check in

10:30am | MB254 | Intro: meet and greet/overview of the program 

11am | Singers’ Tour – see the spaces

11:45am | Session 1 – Getting Started

  • Overview of the weekend program
  • Group warmup/theatre sports

12:30pm | Lunch w/ SNATS

1:30pm | TC 100 | Voice Fridays – teachers welcome

3:45pm | Break

4pm | Session 3

  • How to pick and learn music
  • How to work with a pianist

Saturday Nov 19

9:30am | Welcome and warmup

10am | TBA

  • Lessons
  • Coachings
  • NATS Passport

12pm | Lunch

12:30pm | TBA

  • Lessons
  • Coachings with pianists
  • NATS Passport

2pm | OPEN Session 4 – What’s university music study like? Bring your juicy questions! 

  • Programs to study
  • Let's talk about performance
  • Juries and recitals
  • Council, and Choir Council
  • Q&A

3pm | Masterclass

4:30pm | NATS Final Concert


Sunday Nov 20

10am | von Kuster Hall | Welcome and Warmup & Concert Prep, Chad + Pianists

11am | von Kuster Hall | Concert (open), tutti

12pm | Lunch

1pm | Fall Preview Day (tours, meet and greet)

2pm | Paul Davenport Theatre | OPERA – Hansel and Gretel

4:30pm | Wrap-up

Contact Information 

Sasha Gorbasew
519-611-2111 x80532