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Vocal Performance Camp


Vocal Performance Camp 2018 Come Sail Away! July 30-August 3; 10:00am-4:30pm daily
Utah State University Fine Arts Center, Logan
Cost: $150.00 Early Registration (before July 1, 2018); $175.00 (July 1, 2018 and later)

Camp Director: Laurie Hart
Contact information: usuvpc@gmail.com
Cell: 435-535-1507

Begin your registration by filling out this Contact Form.

After you submit the Contact Form, you will receive an email confirmation with detailed instruction on how to submit the Registration and Singer Profile Form.

After uploading the completed Registration and Singer Profile Form, please submit payment via PayPal, check or money order. NO CASH PLEASE.

The camp is limited by age group enrollment and applicants are taken on a first come basis. No university housing is available.

Max Moreno

Max Moreno Bio

Max A. Moreno, bass-baritone, holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from both Utah State University and Portland State University in Oregon in Vocal Performance. He recently received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Pedagogy & Performance at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music in Coral Gables, Florida and now teaches at both Weber State University and Utah State University as Adjunct Professor of Voice.

Dr. Moreno has appeared in various performance venues around the United States and Central and South America, including two seasons with the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre and a series of master classes and recitals in both Antigua, Guatemala and Santa Ana, El Salvador. A versatile performer, he enjoys singing and teaching in all styles, including barbershop, opera/classical, musical theater, contemporary commercial, and vocal jazz.

Dr. Moreno has appeared in a myriad of roles on the operatic and musical theater stage, including: Horton in Seussical, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, the title role in Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief, Ali Hakim in Oklahoma!, the Marquis de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmélites, Aristotle Onassis in Jackie O, the title role in Gianni Schicchi and Rambaldo in La Rondine. He is a current member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and has also appeared as a featured soloist with the American Festival Chorus. He also sang backup for Andrea Bocelli in his annual Valentine’s Day concert in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and has also performed in the chorus of the national tour of The Legend of Zelda, Symphony of the Goddesses. He also enjoys work in all other facets of musicianship, as a director, conductor, arranger, composer, coach, and pianist.


Laurie Hart

Laurie Hart Bio

Laurie Hart, VPC Artistic Director, has been part of VPC for several years and is currently on the voice faculty at Utah State University. She graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance. After graduation, she began teaching private voice at USU and continues performing whenever possible. Favorite roles include Yum Yum (The Mikado), Guinevere (Camelot), Tuptim (King and I), Mother (Hansel and Gretel), Helena (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Fay Templeton (George M!), and Narrator (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat).


Brianna Krause

Brianna Krause Bio

Brianna Craw Krause, soprano, holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from both Utah State University and University of Michigan in vocal performance. She performed many operatic title roles with the USU and University of Michigan Opera Theatres. Brianna has been a featured soloist in various performance venues around the United States and Europe including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington D.C.), the Michigan Opera Academy, Handmade Opera Company (London, England), Utah Festival Opera Company, Utah Opera Society, Mountain West Songfest, and the American Festival Chorus. Brianna was a National Finalist in the 2010 National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition and was rated in the top six singers in the Nation. Brianna is a sought-after vocal instructor with over 18 years’ teaching experience including 9 years of teaching voice in the USU Vocal Department. She is the Assistant Director of the new Logan Music Academy in Cache Valley and is also the Director of the Logan Music Academy vocal group Songbirds.

Youth singing on stage
Boy vocalists
Student in vocal masterclass

Well known in Utah for over 15 years, Vocal Performance Camp for boys and girls ages 12 through 18 years is held each summer in Cache Valley in the Chase Fine Arts Center at Utah State University. Sponsored by the USU Department of Music, this camp offers a unique cross-training experience believing that young singers benefit from classical vocal training as the appropriate entry to musical theater.

Features of the camp include:

  • semi private classical voice instruction
  • choral classes
  • choreographed production numbers
  • solo opportunities
  • classical vocal master classes
  • audition tips and experience
  • musicianship training
  • class recitals and stage performances
  • friendly and encouraging environment
  • experienced faculty
  • over 32 hours of instruction
  • no prior vocal training is needed
  • unchanged boys voice welcomed

Past Guest Artists include: Dr. Cindy Dewey, Dr. Cory EvansLeisel Fedkenheurer, John Mauldin, Lisanne Norman, Dr. Diane Thueson Reich, and Randall Smith.