Students must be 16 years or over (there is no scope to admit students who are even just a few weeks younger than this minimum age). Ideally, you will have had at least three years of singing tuition. Students are selected through the online submission of audition videos. You can audition for either the Classical, Musical Theatre or Crossover course. There are further choices within each course, such as language options (French, Italian, German) and ensemble options (opera, musical theatre or oratorio).
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST
In 2019, the cost to attend the 11-day 2019 NZ Singing School was $1,795 (incl GST) per student. The fee covers the entire curriculum programme including workshops, seminars, performances, lectures and masterclasses in your chosen workstream (classical, musical theatre or both), our world-class tutors and accompanists, most evening meals and transport to and from performance venues. Some students used crowd-funding to raise their fee – the team at boosted.org.nz can provide advice on how to do this. Read our Refund Policy
Ten out of eleven evening meals are included in the fee. Eating dinners off-campus is not permitted as there is not enough time between your scheduled classes and evening activities to leave. You are to make your own arrangements for dinner on Day 11 only, the night of the Gala Concert. You supply your own breakfasts and lunches. Lunches can be purchased at the campus cafeteria for a reasonable cost. A Four Square supermarket is about a 20 minute walk away for breakfast provisions.
Some accommodation places are available at the Eastern Institute of Technology’s student villas, located just across the road from the campus where all tutoring will take place. We have 60 beds booked and this is strictly on a first come, first served basis. This is student hostel style accommodation, with shared bathrooms and kitchens in villas that have six bedrooms each. Click here to see what’s provided at the Student Villas: Student Villa Facilities. In 2019, the cost to stay at the Villas was $40 per night (ie $480 for 12 nights or $440 for 11 nights) and is additional to the Singing School fee.
Alternatively, you can arrange your own accommodation, but you must have your own transport to and from your accommodation to the School.