The Choral Academy

The Choral Academy

Mansfield University's
Academy for Voice Students

Sunday, July 22 through Saturday, July 28, 2018

Make music at one of the premier music schools in the East under the leadership of esteemed faculty and in the beautiful mountains of northern Pennsylvania. Develop your solo and ensemble performance skills, your musicianship, your stage presence, and have a great time doing it!  Learn from master teachers along with Mansfield University music majors and alumni who will inspire you to grow and achieve at a higher level than you could imagine. Enjoy the safe and beautiful surroundings of nature as you immerse yourself in music-making!

The Choral Academy Counselors

Retreat counselors are selected from MU alumni and collegiate music majors. The student to counselor ratio is about 5:1. Students and counselors live on campus in the new suite-style residence halls and eat in the campus dining room. Recreational and educational facilities are open to all students.

All campers:

  • Participate in the Academy Festival Chorus
  • Sing with the professional orchestra of the Endless Mountain Music Festival
  • Participate in an ensemble (vocal jazz and/or madrigal)
  • Receive at least one private lesson
  • Attend a masterclass for singers
  • Take a musicianship class
  • Have the opportunity for a stage/theatre activity
  • Participate in a closing concert

See overall schedule of activities.


  • Dr. Peggy Dettwiler, Director of Choral Activities
  • Mr. Peter Davis, Director of Musical Theatre
  • Dr. Alissa Rose, Professor of Voice
  • Ms. Victoria Nance, Assistant Director of the Choral Academy
  • Dr. Youngsuk Kim, Professor of Voice and Opera Theatre

Register Now!

Dates: Sunday, July 22 - Saturday, July 28, 2018

Ages: Students just completing grades 9-12 in Spring, 2018

Residential Fee: $495
(includes instruction, activities, all meals and lodging)

All students will be housed in the new campus dormitories in a double room.

We will try our best to honor roommate requests.

Commuter Fee: $395
(includes instruction, activities, all meals)

Non-refundable Deposit: $75
(Required at time of registration)

Balance of Payment Due:
July 13, 2018

Check-in: Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Residence Hall

Typical Daily Schedule
(subject to change)

Camp Performances

Friday, July 27 at 7:30pm
Gala Concert in collaboration with Endless Mountains Music Festival

Saturday, July 28 at 11:00am
Final Concert