Summer Vocal Arts Program

at the Brooklyn Music School

The BMS Summer Vocal Arts Program (SVA) provides a selective, five-week intensive exposure to high-level vocal arts preparation and performance.

Designed to accommodate both highly promising student performers and accomplished adults, the SVA culminates in three fully produced shows: an opera, a cabaret, and a children's vocal production, that will be presented to the Brooklyn community as a showcase for BMS talent.

Each week of this accelerated course will include approximately 12 hours of classes in singing, performance, acting, and yoga for singers that will be integrated with rehearsal.

Students will have the opportunity to improve their vocal technique, diction, acting, movement and stage presence while learning material from a range of musical traditions. 

In 2018,The Brooklyn Opera Works/SVA program presented John Blow's baroque masterpiece "Venus and Adonis" and Christopher Cerrone's one-act "All Wounds Bleed". As well as the annual edition of "A Brooklyn Cabaret," directed by Anthony Laciura.

For more information about the Summer Vocal Arts Program, please contact Lina Tetriani at 


  • Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck

  • A cabaret review entitled A Brooklyn Cabaret

  • Selected scenes from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro

  • Henry Purcell's Baroque opera Dido and Aeneas (2016)

  • Echo et Narcisse by C.W. Gluck (2017)

  • A Brooklyn Cabaret: Temptations (2018)

  • Venus & Adonis by John Blow (2018)

  • All Wounds Bleed by Chris Cerrone (2018)

Highlights from the 2016 production of Henry Purcell's "Dido & Aeneas" by the Brooklyn Music School's Summer Vocal Arts program.