Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Sarofim Vocal Competition is an all-day event that includes both the competition itself and opportunities for students to workshop their skills in a supportive atmosphere.

SVC participants should plan to attend all competition activities, listed in bold below. 
When not performing in the competition, singers will have time to explore the workshops, Q&A sessions and concerts. There are also opportunities to learn more about Southwestern University.  Families and teachers are welcome at all events. Some optional events may overlap.  It is possible for singers to attend one workshop  or information session while family members or teachers attend another.


8:30 am - 1:30 pm Competition First Round (Students assigned in 10 minute slots.)

10:30 - 11:30 am - Campus Tour

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Acting Workshop with Dr. Paul Gaffney.  Bring your English language song and aria texts to workshop!  Repertoire can be your SVC performance pieces or something else you are working on.

12:45 - 1:45 pm Student Q&A Session and Lunch with Music Majors / Teacher & Parent Lunch with Faculty (Lunch can be purchased at the campus dining hall for under $10)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Announcement of Finalists and Master Class (Master class performers will be chosen by the SVC judges during the first round of competition.)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Final Round

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm Alexander Technique Class with Jameson James.

5:45 pm Winners Announced and Prizes Awarded

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner Break (On your own)

7:30 pm Southwestern University Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Performance (Free Admission)


Questions? Contact:
Dana Zenobi, DMA
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Sarofim Vocal Competition Director