unday June 16 - Friday June 21, 2019

**REGISTRATION CLOSED for 2019.  2020 opens February 1.**

The Young Artist Vocal Experience is an intensive one-week summer workshop for talented singers ages 14-18. 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.

YAVE DIRECTOR: Dr. Alison Trainer, 864-294-2223

Letter of Recommendation
After you apply to YAVE, please ask your teacher to send a recommendation email to Dr. Trainer: alison.trainer@furman.edu​​ or
Dr. Alison Trainer, YAVE Director
Furman University Music
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.


  • Resident Camper: $630
    (includes shared room/bath, linens, all meals, tuition, recreation)
  • Commuter: $530
    (includes lunch, dinner, tuition, recreation)
  • Private lessons: $35 per half hour session (optional, limit of 2)
  • Rental Linens: $20 per set
Registration CLOSED for 2019.  2020 opens February 1.
Donations and scholarship payments may still be made on-line.


  • 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 as soon as it is available. Provide specifics in the resume portion of the application. The discount will be deducted from your total prior to check-out.
    Congratulations! If the presenter sends the scholarship to Furman, we will refund your registration to you once the scholarship funds arrive. (Full-payment is expected at time of application.) Scholarship funds may be used for added private lessons, on-campus housing/meals (room and board) and rental linens. Lessons and linens can be added to an existing registration up until May 1. 
    • Scholarship Checks:
      A card payment option is also available.
      Mail to:
      Young Artist Vocal Experience
      Furman University Music
      3300 Poinsett Hwy
      Greenville SC 29613


  • Full payment due at time of application
  • Registration open February 1 - May 1
  • $100 non-refundable after April 1
  • $200 non-refundable after May 1
  • NO REFUNDS after June 1.

Additional Information

2019 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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