Skip to main content

High School Vocal Day


When & Where?



Friday, October 21, 2016
Performing Arts Center
GVSU Allendale Campus
9:00am - 3:00pm

Cantate Chamber Ensemble

Join us at High School Vocal Day on October 21st!


What & Who?

During this special event the GVSU voice and choral area faculty will present hands-on sessions including:
effective warm-ups
performance featuring GVSU voice students  
side by side rehearsal/performance with GVSU Cantate ensemble
presentation on movement (Alexander Technique) by Dale Beaver of The Ohio State University
masterclasses with our master teachers, Dale Schriemer and Kathryn Stieler.


Lunch will be provided with an opportunity to visit with current GVSU students.  Teachers and parents are welcome to attend and observe all the events of the day.

Students wishing to sing in Masterclass should submit a strong recommendation from either their choral or private voice teacher are invited to participate in the Dale Beaver or Kathryn Stieler Masterclasses. Please return your application(s) by Monday October 3 to ensure a spot for your student(s). Because space is limited, participation will be determined on a first-come-first-served basis.  Notification of Masterclass participation will be sent Friday October 14 via email. 

Every student selected to sing in in Masterclass will be asked to bring an art song (English or foreign language) or music theatre selection that must be memorized and performance-ready (if singing in a foreign language know your translation well). 



This event is FREE and lunch is provided! 



Apply today!

Check out the schedule and see what we have in store for you!

Then, download the application and return it via mail or email.

Note: If you are applying to attend GVSU HS Vocal Day you are AUTOMATICALLY ACCEPTED unless we reach capacity. 



We look forward to hosting you.

Robert Byrens, Affiliate Professor of Music, Staff Pianist and Coach

Dr. Rachael Gates, Visiting Professor of Voice, Applied Voice and Vocal Pedagogy

Dr. Chuck Norris, Professor of Music, Music Education

Ellen Pool, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities

Dale Schriemer, Professor of Music, Applied Voice, Opera Theatre

Dr. Kathryn Stieler, Professor of Music, Applied Voice