Bay Area Vocal Academy

Bay Area Vocal Academy (BAVA) provides comprehensive vocal training for talented young singers, preparing them for college and a career in classical music. BAVA partners with world class solo artists and Bay Area arts organizations to offer professional performance experience and mentorships in all areas of the singing field. BAVA focuses on opera, oratorio, art song, contemporary and chamber music, and some musical theater.

BAVA Summer Workshop

The Bay Area Vocal Academy (BAVA) Summer Workshop is for young (advanced middle-schoolers and high schoolers) performers looking to immerse themselves in the art of singing. Artists will learn vocal technique, movement and stagecraft, score preparation/study, vocal repertoire, and some foreign language diction. Our classically based singing training covers Art Song, Opera, and Musical Theater. Our expert faculty will lead voice lessons, piano coachings, and seminars on all aspects of preparing a song or scene.

Private Lessons

The Alameda String Academy is a music school conveniently located in the heart of Alameda offering high quality instruction in violin, viola, cello and guitar, with a particular emphasis on chamber music.

Our goal is to provide more than “just lessons.”  Our talented faculty work hard to create a real community of musicians where students enjoy their music, play together in groups, and perform for each other in a kind, supportive and challenging environment.

Allegro Chorus

Allegro Chorus is the intermediate division of YWCP, and is a place to improve vocal skills and musicianship and meet other girls who love to sing. It has between 25-40 young women in grades 5 through 10 from across the Bay Area. Members of this ensemble receive vocal and musical training, including music theory, ear training, sight-reading, vocal technique, and performance skills. This chorus sings a wide variety of music styles in up to 3-4 parts, and performs at least 4 times per year. Allegro Chorus made its debut in fall 2013 and is led by Kodály music educator Danelle Johnson.

Young Women's Chorus

The Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco is YWCP’s premiere performing ensemble and is comprised of singers who exhibit excellent vocal technique and musicianship skills. YWC sings challenging choral music for women’s voices, emphasizing classical compositions from all eras, and including world music, jazz and Broadway selections. All members of YWC take voice lessons from a professional voice teacher in small classes every other week. Led by Artistic Director Dr.

All Things Strings

A week of string music fun, developing good string techniques while enjoying daily workshops in playing styles (jazz, baroque, etc), a chance to compose a piece, and a great study unit on Mozart! Camp ends with a short performance on Friday, August 17.

The San Jose Chamber Orchestra is a professional string orchestra focused on presenting high-quality chamber orchestra repertoire. SJCO continues to champion a variety of living composers alongside more familiar classical works. Teacher Barbara Day Turner is the founder and Musical Director at SJCO.