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     Join us for the

    2019 Summer Choral & Instrumental Academy

    June 17-22, 2019


    Pictured below are the students and staff of the

    2018 Summer Choral & Instrumental Academy

    2019 Summer Academy


    Register for the 2019 Academy today - Scholarships are available!


    Are you interested in music?

    Are you considering a career in music?

    Do you want to play or sing beyond high school?

    Are you passionate about music?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions,

    the 2018 Summer Choral & Instrumental Academy is for you!

    Register early as space is limited!


    Last year's Academy....

    WBVP  Dr. Jane Bovalino, Superintendent, Rochester Area School District, Ray Rotuna, Academy Executive Director, Artistic Director and Conductor, BVCS, and Sharon Burchill, Academy Administrative Staff Member, Academy Faculty Vocal Track, BVCS Associate Director, Director of Youth Choruses, Ensembles, and Education were guests of Frank Sparks on WBVP Teleforum Monday April 30, 2018. Here is the audio of the interview with the organizers. CLICK HERE

     The Summer Choral and Instrumental Academy is open to all high school students, grades 9 through 12, and graduating seniors interested in extending their vocal or instrumental experience and performance opportunities. The high school student program offers intermediate and advanced music students the opportunity to work with renowned faculty in a challenging yet supportive environment. Students will participate in large ensembles, chamber ensembles, master classes and an array of music courses, seminars and clinics. Following the academy conclusion, a recording of the finale will be made available for purchase to all registrants. Optional: mini-voice or piano lessons (30 minutes). You can quickly register online by using the link on the left side of this page. Please complete and return the form by May 11, 2018.


    Apply early for acceptance into one of the four choral sections for the 2018 summer academy.  Sectional seating will be limited to 15 sopranos, 15 altos, 12 tenors, 12 basses. Once a choir section seating has been confirmed for each chair, that choir section registration will be closed.

    Seating in each section of the choir is on first-come basis. Early application is recommended as the number of participants in each choral section is limited. Be among the first to apply for one of the limited seats in the Vocal Track Chorus for the 2018 Summer Academy!


    The 2018 Summer Academy Instrumental Track will focus on Jazz genre. Seating in the jazz band will be limited to: 4-5 trumpets; 5-6 saxophones; 3-4 trombones; 1 drum set and the rhythm section to: 1 piano; 1 bass; 1 guitar; optional instrumentation may include 1 clarinet and/or 1 vibraphone. Once the jazz band seating has been confirmed for each instrument section, registration will be closed.

    Seating in the jazz ensemble is on first-come basis, selected by date of application. All applicants must meet requirements and be approved by the administration prior to academy acceptance. Early application is recommended as the number of participants in the jazz band is limited. Be among the first to apply for one of the limited seats in the Instrumental Track Jazz Band for the 2018 Summer Academy.

    Beaver Valley Choral Society & Rochester Area School District 

    “Partners in Performance” 


    On The Campus of

    Rochester Area School District

    540 Reno Street, Rochester, PA 15074

    (724) 775-7500


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