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    Voice and Keyboard Institute


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Music, Musical Theatre Arts, Singing/ Vocal Training
    • Selective: Yes
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    The two-week Westminster Voice and Keyboard Institute is designed for serious music students who want to expand their knowledge and hone their musical skills. Students choose between one of five tracks: solo vocal, choral vocal, piano, organ, and composition. 

    Under the direction of Westminster Choir College's teaching artist faculty, this two-week program draws students from across the country and around the world. Open to students entering 9th grade through those who have just graduate high school, all students will sing in the Institute Choir under the direction of James Jordan. Participants will choose one of the following focus areas which will provide training in the following areas:

    • Choral: group voice class, conducting, choral literature
    • Composition: theory, technique, orchestration
    • Organ: technique, registration, improvisation
    • Piano: expression, technique, musical embodiment
    • Solo Voice: interpretation of solo repertoire, technique, voice science

    High school students who complete any Rider University Pre-College Summer Program prior to applying for first-year admission to Rider University can qualify for an annually renewable $2,000 Pre-College Completion Award. Some restrictions may apply.