Camps and Conferences

Voice Day Clinic

UW-Whitewater’s Voice Day is an opportunity for middle and high school-age singers to work one-on-one with college voice faculty, meet college voice majors, and participate in master classes and small group sessions. Each participant will receive an individual lesson with a UW-Whitewater Voice Area faculty member. Selected participants will perform at the end of the day on the final recital, and all participants will take part in a combined ensemble led by UW-Whitewater choral faculty.

Post-secondary-age singers, choir directors, and voice teachers are invited to attend workshops for music teachers run by UW-Whitewater voice and choral education faculty. This clinic is available to singers in 7th grade and older, voice teachers, and choir directors.

Limited to the first 50 registrants.

Saturday, March 5, 2022 | 9:00am - 6:30 pm


Register Online

Click Here To Register!

Registrations accepted online until noon 3/3/22.

We do NOT accept walk up registrations at event check-in. 

Registration Questions

Registrants will be asked the following questions in the registration.  Please have the information prior to registering:

  • Registrant name; address, phone, email; school; birth date; gender identity; race/ethnicity (optional); health insurance; emergency contacts information; allergies and medication; limitations or restrictions
  • Classification, voice type (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, bass or other), school/studio name, group session choice (4), name of choral director or voice teacher, years of experience, grade, how did you hear about this event; accommodations/comments

Classification

  • 7 - 12 Grade
  • Adult
  • Voice Teacher
  • Choir Director

Voice Type

  • Soprano
  • Mezzo-Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Baritone
  • Bass-Baritone
  • Bass
  • Other

Group Session Choices

  • Musical theatre styles and pedagogy (workshop for music teachers)
  • Vocal health and technique
  • Jazz vocal styles and improvisation
  • Stage deportment
  • Belting for beginners
  • Practice strategies and learning repertoire
  • Foreign language diction

Credit Card

Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure.  We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system.  We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone.  We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.


Confirmation Emails
Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically, email accounts used from sbcglobal.net, comcast.net, centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Cost Information

Fee: $50

Included in the Fee: The event fee includes all workshops and an individual lesson. 

Those registrants that enrolled during the register risk free time-period will be notified by email when payment is due.

All registrant accounts must be paid in full one week (7 days) prior to the start of event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event session in order to receive a refund, less 20% administrative fee. Cancellation request received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the 20% administrative fee, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify.   NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started. 

Full refund will be given to families who need to cancel because of COVID illness.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant’s name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name an address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in this case, all fees paid will be refunded.

Sponsorships & Awards Redemption
For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email cesevents@uww.edu before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?
You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Group Discount

Receive $10 off each registration when five (5) or more register to attend from the same school or voice studio. Make sure to check "Group Discount" in the registration if you believe you qualify.   Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay.  You will be charged $10 if fewer than five (5) from the same school or voice studio attend the event.

UW-Whitewater's Voice Day is a great opportunity for singers to receive coaching on their selections for solo and ensemble contest!

Topics for Small Group Sessions:

  • Musical theatre styles and pedagogy (workshop for music teachers)
  • Vocal health and technique
  • Jazz vocal styles and improvisation
  • Stage deportment
  • Belting for beginners
  • Practice strategies and learning repertoire
  • Foreign language diction

Arrival Information

Check In

Check-in will take place at Center of the Arts.  Remember to practice social distancing while waiting in line.  Staff will ask registrants the three COVID-19 survey questions listed in the COVID-19 Information frequently asked questions.  Parents can wait in their car or return when participants session is over.  Parents are not allowed in the building.  Face coverings must be worn at all times.

Driving Directions
Directions to the campus can be found online by  clicking here. A campus map can be  found here. Campus building addresses can be  found here.

Parking
Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays. You will NOT need a permit to attend this event. More information on parking is on the  Visitor Center website.

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.

Insurance

Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

What to Bring

  • Face covering
  • Sheet music for at least one vocal solo to sing during your private lesson and, potentially, in class and recital settings. We will provide a pianist.
  • Bring your own water bottle to stay hydrated during the day!
  • Wear comfortable clothes, but keep in mind you may be selected to perform in the final recital, so please dress accordingly. No jeans, flip-flops, or suggestive clothing, please.

Event Schedule

9:00 am Check-In
9:30 am Group Warmups
10:00 am Faculty Performance
10:30 am Private Lessons/Small Group Sessions/Teacher Workshops
11:15 am Private Lessons/Small Group Sessions/Teacher Workshops
12:00 pm Lunch Break (Lunch is provided)
1:00 pm Private Lessons/Small Group Sessions/Teacher Workshops
1:45 pm Private Lessons/Small Group Sessions/Teacher Workshops
2:30 pm Private Lessons/Small Group Sessions/Teacher Workshops
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Master Class
5:00 pm Combined Choral Ensemble Rehearsal
5:45 pm Recital by Participants
6:30 pm Concluding Remarks/Dismissal

Meet the Staff

Rachel Wood

Rachel Wood
Assistant Professor

Robert Gehrenbeck

Robert Gehrenbeck
Choir Camp Director

Brian Leeper

Brian Leeper
Lecturer

J. Adam Shelton

J. Adam Shelton
Associate Lecturer

Sharri Vanalstein

Sharri VanAlstine
Associate Professor

Greenhill Center of the Arts

Grennhill Center of the Arts is the largest academic building on campus, housing the departments of art, music and theatre/dance.  Home to the Barnett Theatre, Crossman Gallery, Hicklin Studio Theatre, Light Recital Hall, and van Steenderen Family Atrium.

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