TESTIMONIALS

I have attended the Queens Summer Vocal Institute for five summers! This program is a wonderful opportunity  for young classical singers to learn about master classes, coachings, music theory, voice lessons, choral rehearsals, and stagings. All of the faculty at QSVI are extremely well-seasoned musicians and have a lot to offer to young singers, as well as being wonderful teachers. This program has truly prepared me to attend the Aaron Copland School of Music for my bachelor of music degree in performance.
– Caitlin Timken, alumni 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
My private lessons with the QSVI faculty were very insightful. They gave me valuable advice on how to hone my voice, and it really helped prepare me for my college auditions. It was a great social experience to be able to work with other high school students who are passionate about music. The camaraderie enhanced the program.
-Sam Tesch, QSVI Alumni 2015 & 2016
QSVI was a place for growing artistically in ways I didn’t realise were possible. I was exposed to new ideas about vocal technique, worked with inspiring teachers and fellow singers, and had the chance to perform opera scenes. All of this put me on the right path to starting my undergrad, singing roles, and developing as an artist!
-Sophia Hunt, QSVI Alumni 2015
QSVI made me a better performer in just the 10 days I was there. Being pushed outside my comfort zone in all areas allowed me to explore new artistic choices and discover a new side of my voice I never tapped into before. The work I was able to achieve while at QSVI with Dr. Overholt and her incredible staff has propelled me
forward into my senior year and confident about my college auditions and what I have to offer as a vocalist. I’m very excited for next year at QSVI!!
– Autumn Blamoville, QSVI alumni 2016
QSVI ALUMNI HAVE LATER ATTENDED MAJOR CONSERVATORIES AND UNIVERSITIES INCLUDING:
Curtis Institute of Music
The Juilliard School,
Manhattan School of Music
Ithaca College
Boston University
Syracuse University
SUNY Purchase College Conservatory
University of Maryland
Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
Mannes School of Music
Roosevelt University
University of Michigan
Binghamton University
Boston Conservatory of Music
Eastman School of Music
SUNY Fredonia
SUNY Stonybrook
New England Conservatory