Westmont Academy of Vocal Excellence




Dear Applicant,

We are excited that you are taking this opportunity to invest in your artistic talents. This summer's program is an enriching experience that builds confidence and professionalism as a performer and singer. Students have the unique opportunity to work with experienced performing artists and professors of vocal and choral music at Westmont College This well rounded program gives the young performer a chance to explore and develop vocal skills as soloist as well as ensemble singers. Classes range from private voice lessons, Master classes, ear training & sight singing classes, Musical Theater Workshops, scheduled performances and resume preparation.

Tuition for the two-week program is $1800.00, which includes room and board. Discounts are given to families of two or more students. Scholarships are available upon request.

There is a $35.00 non-refundable Application fee that will be applied toward tuition once you have been accepted into the program. Please contact Celeste Tavera at ctavera@westmont.edu or 805-690-6102
with any questions that you might have.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail, once we receive you application. Please allow two weeks for your application to be processed. Should you be accepted into the program, you will have two weeks from the
date of the acceptance letter to send a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 for the camp to hold your place
in the program This deposit is applied toward tuition.

Audition Requirements - Please select two contrasting pieces from the Musical Theater, Art Song, or Sacred Music Repertories. Participants can include an MP3 file, or YouTube video link, with your initial application, or you may mail your application with a CD or DVD to the address below.

See application form for uploading instructions

Recordings should be 5 to 10 minutes in length,
It is preferred that applicants audition files have an accompaniment
The file size should be no greater than 8MB.

If you prefer to make a live audition on campus, please contact
program director Celeste Tavera at 805-680-6102 for an audition appointment.

If you prefer to mail your application or to send in the financial aid form, please send it to:
Westmont College Music Office
Attention: The WAVE - Celeste Tavera
955 La Paz Rd
Santa Barbara Ca, 93108

You may also scan and email the financial aid form to ctavera@westmont.edu.