The Artist-Scholar Credo
As an artist-scholar at SPA:
I humble myself by entering each space with the mind of the beginner.
I believe that talent is not a substitute for training.
I understand that disappointment and discomfort can lead towards mastery and self-discovery.
I commit myself to the creation of meaningful, shared experiences.
I am always auditioning.
Our Department Vision
The Vocal Conservatory at SPA strives to equip its young artists with conservatory level training and the necessary skills to excel in a college conservatory of music. This will be done so in the following ways:
-Students will receive a rigorous and widely used curriculum that includes healthy vocal techniques, introduction to vocal pedagogy, music theory, lyric diction, music history, performance experience, and overall musicianship.
- In becoming a musician, the vocalists at SPA will develop their understanding of their instruments, learn collaborative tools applicable in any field.
-Not only will vocal majors receive rigorous training, but they will also partake in many opportunities to build long -lasting relationships, and deepen their artistry and awareness of the world through their love of the arts.