Bayview Festival

June 9 - August 18, 2017

American Spirituals Intensive


Spirituals Intensive PicSeven days of intensive study and performances of repertoire from the American Negro Spirituals genre with one of its greatest interpreters.

Join Dr. Everett McCorvey, Director of The American Spiritual Ensemble, Director of Opera at University of Kentucky and newly appointed Artistic Director for the National Chorale of New York for a 7-day intensive, studying this art form and performing in three outreach concerts. 

Significant scholarships are available once students are selected for one of just 12 spots!

Screen Shot 2016-09-20 at 11.56.59 AMHighlights include:

  • Daily coachings and preparation with Dr. McCorvey 
  • Participate in rehearsals and performances of a traveling recital focused on the American Negro Spiritual
  • Multiple community outreach performances
  • Music business seminar with Dr. Risa Renae Harman
  • American Negro Spiritual classes on history and resources for repertoire with Dr. Everett McCorvey and Dr. Casey Robards
  • Access to all Bay View recreation offerings including beach time, swimming, boating, sailing, etc.
  • Dormitory stay and meals included on Bay View campus in Crist Hall
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues, Bay View faculty, and Dr. McCorvey as Director of    American Spiritual Ensemble

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