The NYV-WMU Vocal Jazz Camp – V3 Edition

The 12th Annual New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp
@ Western Michigan University
Virtual Vocal Village
August 1-7, 2021

That’s right! The 13th annual New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp is happening. And when we say “happening”….we mean “HAPPENING!!”

You don’t want to miss the online camp that we have planned for you! Drawing from the last 12 years of camp classes and experiences, we have crafted an online experience unlike any other! Join us as we fly gracefully into another virtual camp playground having learned so much from last years foray.  We encourage you to seek out chances to stay engaged and stimulated and would most certainly welcome you into our vocal garden and recreation center in the zoomasphere.   You never know who might pop by for some of the virtual fireside gatherings that happen throughout the week! Wink, Wink, say no more!

This year’s template may vary from last years, but feel free to read below about how we organized the camp to work for everyone.

In an attempt to make this camp accessible for campers in as many time zones as possible, we’ve created 3 daily sessions. You may go for the a la carte portion or the full meal. (The full meal is always more fun!) We encourage you to make this camp work for you, balance it with sunshine, rinse and repeat. See below for more details.

The scholarship submission deadline is closed.

We will be taking advantage of all the modalities available to us to create the feeling of singing together, giving you personal critiques and producing virtual choir performances for us all to enjoy at the end of camp.

Online classes, ensembles and coachings will make use of platforms such as Zoom, Garageband (or other recording platforms), the Acapella App and more.

To Register, Click Here

Please direct your questions to our camp manager Maria Rusu @

Three Sessions Per Day
Session 1: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM (EST): Electives (see class list below)
Session 2: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM (EST): Ensembles and One-on-One solo coaching
Session 3: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM (EST): Happy Hour Fireside Chat, All Camp Rehearsal (with new piece by Greg Jasperse), Camper or Faculty Spotlight Performances

Session 1 & 2: $200/each
Session 3: $200 (session is required for spotlight performance consideration)
Sessions 1, 2 & 3: $550

Deposit of $100 is due by June 15, 2020 (nonrefundable). Final payment is required by July 1, 2020.

Meet our Faculty:  Click Here

Electives for Session 1
Songwriting • Before and After • Singers You Should Know • Body Breath, Sound • The Importance of Rhythm • Making a Song Your Own • Beginning and Advanced Arranging Intermediate Improv • Advanced Improv • Artist in the Making • Use Your Ears • Lyrical Improv and Phrasing • The Business of Me • Vocal Health • Portuguese • Jazz History Percussion • Listening Through the Layers • Writing your First Chart • Solo Transcriptions

Camp Schedule Overview:
8/1: Welcome and Orientation, 4 PM (BYO Pizza)
8/2: Day 1: Session I, Session II, and Session III
8/3: Day 2: Session I, Session II, and Session III
8/4: Individual practice/catch up day!!! Evening Game Night!
8/5: Day 3: Session I, Session II, and Session III
8/6: Day 4: Session I, Session II, and Session III
8/7: Nia Dance Class 11AM, Q & A with NYV and Faculty 12:15 PM,
7 PM Virtual Ensembles Reveal and Camp Wrap Party!