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UW-Whitewater Voice Day Clinic

UW-Whitewater’s Voice Day is an opportunity for middle- and high school-age singers to work one-on-one with college voice faculty, meet college voice majors, and participate in master classes and small group sessions. Each participant will receive an individual lesson with a UW-Whitewater Voice Area faculty member. Selected participants will perform at the end of the day on the final recital, and all participants will take part in a combined ensemble led by UW-Whitewater choral faculty.

New for 2019: Post-secondary-age singers, choir directors, and voice teachers are invited to attend workshops for music teachers run by UW-Whitewater voice and choral education faculty.  This clinic is available to singers in 7th grade and older, voice teachers, and choir directors.

Date: February 9, 2019

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Registrations accepted online until noon 2/1/19.  We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available.

Fee: $45
Registration deadline: February 1, 2019.
Late registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis. 

Group Discount: 

Receive 10% off each registration when five (5) or more from the same school or same studio (teachers or students) register to attend. Make sure to use promo code 5GROUP10PER at check out.  No other discounts will be applied. Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay.  You will be charged 10% if less than five attend from your group.

Fees Include

The event fee includes lunch, instruction and insurance.


All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event session in order to receive a refund, less 20% administrative fee. Cancellation request received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the 20% administrative fee, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to; provide registrant’s name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name an address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such as case, all fees paid will be refunded.

What to Bring

  • Sheet music for at least one vocal solo to sing during your private lesson and, potentially, in class and recital settings. We will provide a pianist.
  • Bring your own water bottle to stay hydrated during the day!
  • Wear comfortable clothes, but keep in mind you may be selected to perform in the final recital, so please dress accordingly. No jeans, flip-flops, or suggestive clothing, please.

Check In

Participants should plan on arriving at 9:30 a.m. for check-in at Greenhill Center of the Arts.

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here.


Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays. Vehicles arriving after Parking Services office hours may purchase a parking permit from the vending machine located behind the Visitor Center in the service drive. More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.

Registration Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. Please review the Registration Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we advise you to leave all non-essential, portable electronic devices at home (iPod, Fitbit, cell phones, etc), but ultimately it is your decision. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items and we do not have open Wi-Fi for electronic devices.

UW-Whitewater's Voice Day is a great opportunity for singers to receive coaching on their selections for solo and ensemble contest!

2019 Topics for Small Group Sessions:

  • Choral recruitment and assessment strategies (workshop for music teachers)
  • Vocal health and technique
  • Jazz vocal styles and improvisation
  • Stage deportment
  • Movement/Acting
  • Practice strategies and learning repertoire
  • Foreign language diction


  • 9:00 Check-in and Registration at Center of the Arts
  • 9:30 Group Warmups
  • 10:00 Faculty Performance
  • 10:30 Private Lessons / Small Group Sessions/ Teacher Workshops
  • 11:15 Private Lessons/ Small Group Sessions/ Teacher Workshops
  • 12:00 Lunch (included)
  • 1:00 Private Lessons/ Small Group Sessions/ Teacher Workshops
  • 1:45 Private Lessons/ Small Group Sessions/ Teacher Workshops
  • 2:30 Private Lessons/ Small Group Sessions/ Teacher WOrkshops
  • 3:15 Break
  • 3:30 Master Class
  • 5:00 Combine Choral Ensemble REhearsal
  • 5:45 Recital by Participants
  • 6:30 Adjourn

The final recital is free and open to the public. Family and friends are encouraged to join us!

Camp Staff

Brian Leeper

Baritone Brian Leeper is beginning his 15th year at UW-Whitewater, where he teaches Studio Voice and directs the Opera Workshop. Equally at home in Oratorio and Opera, Mr. Leeper has recently appeared as soloist with area orchestras for Brahms Requiem, Elijah, Creation, St. John Passion, and Messiah. 

Robert Gehrenbeck

Robert Gehrenbeck

Robert Gehrenbeck is Director of Choral Activities at UW-Whitewater where he conducts the UW-Whitewater Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Singing Sirens. He teaches conducting, directs opera and musical theatre productions at UW-Whitewater, and is also the Artistic Director of the Wisconsin Chamber Choir, based in Madison.

Rachel Wood

Rachel Wood

Mezzo-soprano Rachel Wood is the Voice Area Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she teaches studio voice, lyric diction, song literature, and vocal pedagogy. Dr. Wood has appeared in opera, concert, and recital performances across Canada, the United States, Italy and the Netherlands.

Brygida Bziukiewicz

Brygida Bziukiewicz

Celebrated Polish-born soprano Brygida Bziukiewicz has impressed audiences in performances in cities around the world. Ms. Bziukiewicz teaches studio voice at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and is also a co-founder and the general director of La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy.

Sharri VanAlstine

Sharri VanALstein

Sharri VanAlstine is a member of the music education faculty at UW-Whitewater, where she conducts the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Her awards include the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Excellence in Research Award from the UW-Whitewater Music Department and the UW-Whitewater College of Arts and Communication.

J. Adam Shelton

Adam Shelton

Dr. Shelton teaches private lessons to majors and non-majors at UW-Whitewater. He has worked with Des Moines Metro Opera, Madison Opera, Music Theatre of Madison, Four Seasons Theatre, Madison Savoyards, Opera for the Young, Knoxville Opera, and many others.


Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

Registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will  be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.