Choral Arts Academy (CAA)
St. Mary's College of Maryland
July 6-12, 2014
Fostering the Independent Choral Artist
for current high school students through graduates
About the Academy
As a learning experience focused on the performance of choral music, our students will have intensive training in vocal technique, and the artistic and directorial aspects of creating a performance. We know that singing in large and small ensembles offers very different and unique challenges and experiences, and so we have created this academy with both opportunities in mind. Small ensembles will focus on intimate performance styles and practices, while the large choir will focus on the classic choral style, with orchestral accompaniment in a final performance at the end of the week.
The ensembles will have daily rehearsals and will perform in the acoustically excellent reconstructed Chapel in Historic St. Mary's City. At the end of the week will be a major performance of the full ensemble featuring a program in combination with The Chesepeake Orchestra in the River Concert Series as well as a closing choral concert on the final day of the Academy.
The staff will consist of two collegiate directors, one accompanists, and up to five college intern directors. The college intern directors will be St. Mary's College of Maryland music students who will serve as RA’s and mentors, and will assist in the directing of the small ensembles.