VOCAL ARTS PROGRAM

auditions registration tuition


2014–2015 VAP AUDITIONS

 Auditions must be arranged in advance.

To schedule an audition online for one of our choirs or for the High School Soloists Program, click here:   SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION

Or, contact Heather Fishman, Education Coordinator, at [email protected] or 617 262 1815 x116 to arrange an audition time.

Applicants will be notified of the results by email or phone two weeks after auditions.

Auditions for Choruses

9.30am–1.30pm, September 6, 2014 at Boston Latin School
12.30pm–3.30pm, January 10, 2015 at Boston University
By Appointment, January 17, 2015 at Boston Latin School
12.30pm–4.00pm, May 2, 2015 at Boston Latin School

Boston Latin School
78 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
Directions

Boston University School of Music
College of Fine Arts
855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Directions

Auditions for High School Soloists Program

10.30am–2.00pm, June 13, 2015

New England Conservatory
241 St. Botolph Street
Boston, MA 02115
Directions

Audition Requirements

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Auditions should last approximately 10 minutes.

VAP Choruses
  • Prepare the first verse of America (“My Country ’Tis of Thee”).
  • Plan to perform vocal exercises to demonstrate musicianship.
VAP audition music
VAP High School Soloists
  • Prepare a solo piece demonstrating vocal range and musicality of up to 3 minutes. An accompanist will be provided.
  • Plan to perform vocal exercises to demonstrate musicianship.
  • A written recommendation from a music teacher is encouraged.
Learn more about the ensembles and soloists program.

 VAP REGISTRATION

If you have been accepted into the Vocal Arts Program, please complete and submit your
online registration form here:  VAP REGISTRATION

Questions?
Contact Heather Fishman, Education Coordinator, at [email protected] or 617 262 1815 x116


TUITION

VAP Choruses

$400 per year
Boston Public, charter, or parochial school students residing in Boston: $120 per year.
Boston Latin School students are admitted at no cost.

VAP High School Soloists

Students accepted into the VAP High School Soloists Program do not pay tuition.

PAY ONLINE
Select your tuition options on the VAP TUITION page.

Full Tuition – All Students Residing Outside the City of Boston
OPTION A: FULL-YEAR PAYMENT – $400.00
OPTION B: SEMESTER PAYMENT – $200.00

SIBLING RATE (TUITION RATE FOR EACH ADDITIONAL CHILD)
OPTION C: FULL-YEAR PAYMENT – $200.00
OPTION D: SEMESTER PAYMENT – $100.00

Reduced Tuition – Boston Public, Charter and Parochial Students Residing in Boston
OPTION E: FULL-YEAR PAYMENT – $120.00
OPTION F: SEMESTER PAYMENT – $60.00

SIBLING RATE (TUITION RATE FOR EACH ADDITIONAL CHILD)
OPTION G: FULL-YEAR PAYMENT – $60.00
OPTION H: SEMESTER PAYMENT – $30.00

Tuition is non-refundable after October 31.

FINANCIAL AID:  Generous financial aid is offered to qualifying students in the Vocal Arts Program.  Download and print FINANCIAL AID FORM
PAY BY CHECK OPTION:  Download and print out TUITION PAYMENT FORM and mail with payment to:

Handel and Haydn Society
9 Harcourt Street
Boston, MA 02116

Make checks payable to: Handel and Haydn Society

For questions regarding tuition or payment, please contact:
Bill Pappazisis, Assistant Director, Education
[email protected]
617 262 1815 x126


DIRECTIONS TO AUDITION LOCATIONS

Choral Ensemble Auditions:
Boston Latin School

78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

By car: Take Huntington Avenue outbound (past MFA, Mass College of Art and Design) to Longwood Avenue (Medical Area). Turn right onto Longwood Avenue, and then take your second right onto Avenue Louis Pasteur. Parking is available in the main school lot, to the right of or behind the main building.

By public transportation: Green “E” line to Longwood Stop, or #39 bus to Longwood Medical stop. Follow Longwood Avenue (towards Children’s Hospital), second right onto Avenue Louis Pasteur.

Boston University School of Music (College of Fine Arts)

855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

By car:

From the West:  Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to Exit 18 (Brighton/Cambridge). Pay toll, then follow the signs for Cambridge through the first light. Turn right at the next light, keeping the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel on the right. Take Soldiers Field Road/Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square Exit and follow Local Directions below.

From the North:  Travel South on Route 95 to Route 93. Take Exit 26 onto Storrow Drive westbound to the Kenmore Square Exit (left exit). Use the right-hand side of the exit ramp for Kenmore Square. Follow Local Directions below.

From the South:  Take Route 93/Route 3 North to Exit 26 (Storrow Drive/Back Bay). Go west on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square Exit and follow Local Directions below.

Parking:

There is metered parking along Commonwealth Avenue and parking is often available on the side streets.

By Public Transportation

By Train:  Boston University is located along the B line branch of the MBTA Green Line. From any Green Line T station stop downtown, take a Green Line Outbound “B” train toward Boston College, and exit the train at the Boston University West T station, located directly across the street from the College of Fine Arts.  From any Green Line T station on the B line west of Boston University, take a Green Line Inbound train toward Government Center, and exit the train at the Boston University West T station.

By Bus:  Boston University is located along the route of the 57 bus, which travels from Watertown Yard to Kenmore Station via Newton Corner & Brighton Center.  Traveling either Inbound or Outbound, Armory St. is the nearest stop to the College of Fine Arts.

VAP High School Soloists Auditions:
New England Conservatory

241 St. Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02115

By car: Take Huntington Avenue outbound (one block past Symphony Hall) to Gainsborough Street. Turn left onto Gainsborough Street, and then take your first left onto St. Botolph Street.  Metered street parking is available on St. Botolph Street and the vicinity, as well as in the Gainsborough Garage.

By public transportation: Green “E” line to Symphony stop,  walk one block south on Massachusetts Avenue, turn right onto St. Botolph Street, or Orange Line to Massachusetts Avenue station, exit station left onto Massachusetts Avenue, and then turn left onto St. Botolph Street.