Talented and motivated high schoolers (or advanced/serious 8th graders) interested in making a career in classical vocal music. Rhoslyn Jones, soprano, and Justin Montigne, countertenor, are master voice teachers, experienced performers, and co-directors of BAVA. Margaret Halbig, collaborative pianist, coaches the young artists.
Bay Area Vocal Academy (BAVA) provides comprehensive vocal training for talented young singers, preparing them for college and a career in classical music. BAVA partners with world class solo artists and Bay Area arts organizations to offer professional performance experience and mentorships in all areas of the singing field. BAVA focuses on opera, oratorio, art song, contemporary and chamber music, and some musical theater. BAVA artists receive vocal coaching, collaborative piano coaching, audition preparation, stagecraft, language/diction instruction, business skills training, and individual advising and mentorship throughout their college search and early career development.