High School Singers Workshop

June 4-6, 2019

Nebraska Wesleyan is pleased to present the Workshop for the High School Solo Singer, a three-day intensive workshop that offers high school students 15 years and older an opportunity to explore many aspects involved in the healthy development of the voice.

Technical work will include the development of posture, breathing, resonance and articulation. Daily master classes in performance will deal with performance practices, style, phrasing, how to practice and textural communication. Classes will also cover stage deportment, presentation of song, and analysis and understanding of texts. To better utilize the art of singing master classes, participating students are urged to bring traditional voice repertoire in classic or Broadway literature. Pop repertoire is discouraged. Questions regarding appropriate repertoire for the workshop should be addressed to Dr. Jana Holzmeier at jjh [at] nebrwesleyan.edu.

Classes in movement and relaxation techniques will be included in the daily schedule. Private voice instruction is included for all participants.

The workshop will conclude with a performance on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Application and Registration

Applicants are notified of acceptance as they apply. The deadline for applying is June 1, 2019. A $35 non-refundable deposit must accompany the PDF iconApplication Form (PDF). This deposit will be credited toward tuition. Full payment of tuition and fees is expected at the time of registration. Make checks payable to Nebraska Wesleyan University. Applicants not accepted will receive a refund of the deposit. Participants who attend any of the master class sessions are not eligible for a refund.

To apply, students should submit the application along with a letter of recommendation from a private voice teacher or the high school choral director. A repertoire list should be included with the application.

Registration is Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 8 a.m. in the Rogers Fine Arts Center Music Department Office. At this time, all participants will receive schedules and other appropriate information. Those participants staying in a residence hall should plan to arrive at 8 a.m. to register and move into the assigned room. An 8:45 a.m. meeting in the O’Donnell Auditorium is required of all workshop participants.

For more information about the workshop or to mail in an application, contact:

Dr. William Wyman
Department of Music
Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504
402.465.2288; FAX: 402.465.2179
waw [at] nebrwesleyan.edu

Daily Schedule of Events

(subject to change)

9:00 a.m. Physical and Vocal Warm-Up
9:40 a.m. Musicianship and Ear Training or Singing Technique
10:20 a.m. Musicianship and Ear Training or Singing Technique
11:00 a.m. Stage Techniques
1:15 p.m. Alexander Technique or Music Theatre Technique
2:40 p.m. Vocal Performance Class
4:00 p.m. Private Voice Lessons
Evening Recital
Off Campus Performance
Closing Recital
Note: Attendance at all daily and evening activities is expected.


Workshop Fee
(classes and private voice lessons)
(two nights)
Optional Linen Service $8
(three meals)
$21.56 per day
Undergraduate Credit
(one credit hour maximum - optional)

Contact or visit us

Music Department
Kathy Benischek, Staff Assistant
Rogers Fine Arts, Room 182
Lincoln, NE 68504
(402) 465-2269
kmb [at] nebrwesleyan.edu