Sunday June 17 - Friday June 22, 2018

The Young Artist Vocal Experience is an intensive one-week summer workshop for talented singers ages 15-18. Board or Commute. Vocal styles taught: musical theatre, opera, sacred, art song, oratorio. Participants have the opportunity to develop their skills through voice classes, acting classes, master classes, student recitals, faculty recitals, alumni recitals and special topic sessions. Instructors are Furman University voice faculty and Furman vocal performance alumni. Private lessons are available for an additional fee.

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: Dr. Grant Knox, 864-294-3034, Email grant.knox@furman.edu

Letter of Recommendation
After you apply to YAVE, please ask your teacher to send a letter or email of recommendation to
Dr. Grant Knox, YAVE Director
Furman University Music Department
3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville SC 29613

Come prepared to perform

Students should bring two performance-ready works for master class / recital and 3-4 additional works (not yet performance ready) for further study during the week. Master class performance is encouraged but not required.  Everyone performs on the closing recital. Later in the process, we will send you a link to request more information about your vocal experience, past repertoire and planned repertoire for the camp week.


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  • Resident Camper: $610
    (includes shared room/bath, linens, all meals, tuition, recreation)
  • Commuter: $510
    (includes lunch, dinner, tuition, recreation)
  • Private lessons: $35 per half hour session (optional, limit of 4)
  • Rental Linens: $25 per set


  • YAVE DISCOUNT for Competition placement or Honors Choir participation
    If the student earned regional/national N.A.T.S. or CLASSICAL SINGER placement or a position in All-State or ACDA Honors Choir, they qualify for and may select ONE of the offered discounts. ($100 / $75) Proof of placement should be submitted by May 1. Provide specifics in the resume portion of the application. Contact Dr. Knox if questions. The discount will be deducted from your total prior to payment check-out.
    Local music clubs, state music associations, school districts, booster clubs, churches and civic organizations frequently offer competitive scholarships to study music over the summer. Investigate the options in your city.

    Did you earn a scholarship and want to use it to attend YAVE?  Bravo!

    The organization will pay Furman directly - we can provide an invoice. This web registration form permits use of only ONE discount code, so, if you are eligible for one of the discounts listed above AND you earned a scholarship, select the PAY BY CHECK option, deduct the scholarship award from your balance owed and either call the Furman music office to pay by card or send check/money order payable to FURMAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC. Email furmanmusic@furman.edu if questions. Music Office: 864-294-2086.  NOTE: A $100 minimum deposit is required to hold your slot pending arrival of full-ride scholarships.


  • Full payment due at time of application
    Registration open February 1 - May 10, space permitting.
  • $200 non-refundable after April 1
  • $300 non-refundable after May 10
  • NO REFUNDS after June 1.

Additional Information

2018 bed size XLong Single Beds.

Roommates: Housing is carefully assigned by age and musical interest based on information the students give us later in the spring.  Yes, students may request to room with a friend/sibling. Those requests are made later, on the Housing Form distributed in April. In order to be placed together, BOTH students must request each other on the form and submit the form before the specified deadline.

Meals: The Dining Hall offers an impressive variety of healthy buffet options for all meal preferences. Gluten-free and food allergy options available. All meals (Sunday dinner through Friday lunch) are included in the boarding student fee. Commuters join the fun for lunch and dinner.

Parking: Students who drive to camp will be provided with a parking permit. Commuters may park in the free lot next to the music building. Boarding students are not permitted to leave campus or use their cars during the camp week. 

Supervision:  Yes! The Director, counselors, faculty and adult staff supervise all activities. Counselors are Furman music majors/alumni. Campus accessibility is detailed based on time of day. Music camp students are not permitted beyond designated campus areas. Curfews are specified daily and strictly enforced. Behavioral guidelines will be detailed and sent to parents in advance of camp. Security is provided by the Furman University Police Department and local law enforcement.

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