HPAF has been such a vital part of my growth into becoming an emerging professional artist. Having the opportunity to participate in HPAF for the last two summer has opened my eyes to the professional world of music and has helped me to understand who I am as an artist and what I hope to become in the future.
— Samantha Burdick
Who This Is For
This is our main vocal program and is designed for the developing singer. Our developing singers are mainly singers currently attending college undergrad and grad programs, or are post college and still developing career level skills.
We offer an intense Study/Performance program. Selected participants will be assigned a role in one fully-staged productions. In addition to the study and performance of a role, all participants will perform on a concert and selected participants will perform in Masterclasses.
For two of the three weeks, the primary focus will be on the study, staging and performance of a role. For one of the three weeks, the focus will be on concert preparation/performance. Acting and Dance/Movement classes will be ongoing and Masterclasses will be interspersed. Additionally there will be several optional classes (TBA), which will focus on continuing education, career development and audition presentation.
Participants will receive a minimum of two private voice lessons per week. Private coaching sessions will be ongoing and geared toward performance preparation.
For either live, or recorded auditions, you must submit the following:
- English Aria/Song (Britten, preferred)
- French Aria/Song
- Contrasting Aria
- Musical Theatre Selection (Sondheim, preferred — if auditioning for Company)
UPDATE: All roles have been cast for our 2019 Summer Festival. Please check back this fall for more information regarding our 2020 season!
Tuition & Financial Aid
The total tuition is $3,990, which includes three meals a day and housing.
Upon acceptance, a non-refundable $1,000 deposit is required within 10 days.
Payment #1 is due 30 days after deposit has been received – $1,495
Payment #2 is due 60 days after payment #1 has been received – $1,495
*Please note: If you have been awarded a scholarship, the money will be deducted from payment #2.
If you are applying for financial aid you must complete the financial aid form along with your application on Yaptracker. (Click on the “APPLY HERE” link) The financial aid form must be submitted with your application. Financial aid is limited and requests for financial aid are strictly evaluated and awarded only to qualifying applicants, based on the following three criteria:
- Verifiable financial need
- Level of talent and skill
- Casting needs