Online registration must be received no later than June 8, 2022 to guarantee participation in the Summer Vocal Academy. Students registering after June 8, 2022 will be required to pay an additional $25 at the time of registration.

The Summer Vocal Academy welcomes and looks forward to working with students of every level of ability and interest and registration will be first come first served. Applicants must be entering grades 9 - 12 in the Fall of 2022 to be accepted. 

Students are not required to audition for the Summer Vocal Academy.

An automatic email will be generated at the time of registration indicating that the student has been registered in the Sumer Vocal Academy. This email will include basic information about your registration and function as a receipt.

In May you will receive further information about the Summer Vocal Academy and a request that you complete and return the health form if you have not already done so.

At this time, we do not offer registration by mail.  If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact Kelly Athey at

Tuition and Amenities

$350 for commuters

$450 for residents

Students of Messiah University Employees receive a 10% discount on tuition.

Commuter Students will receive lunch and dinner in Lottie Nelson dining hall.

Reseident Students will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner in Lottie Nelson dining hall.

Meals are through lunch on Saturday, June 18th.

Students will have access to Messiah University’s facilities and scenic grounds including the tennis courts, outdoor fitness course, volleyball courts, library, computer facilities and outdoor athletic facilities. Due to athletic camps, students will not have access to the indoor gym and pool.

Cash is not absolutely required and students are encouraged to limit the amount of cash they bring to campus. However, there will be opportunities to spend money during the course of the camp and students will likely feel they need some cash on hand. They will have access to Messiah Universtiy vending machines and to the bookstore, as well as to the coffee shop on campus.

Payment and Refund Policies

You may pay camp tuition at the time of registration.

  • You may pay online by credit or debit card.

Full refunds are available until May 14, 2022. After May 14, full or partial refunds will be available only in cases of documented medical or family emergencies.

Health and Medical Concern

You will be notified in the event that your child falls ill or is injured. If your child falls ill and requires medical attention, the staff of the Summer Vocal Academy will follow the instructions that you provide on the health form you will submit before the workshop begins. Public safety staff members on campus are trained in basic emergency procedures and can transport students to nearby medical facilities in cases of emergency.

High school students who self-medicate will need to bring the meds to registration and fill out a permission form with parent signature and medication details.

Please be sure and inform us on the health form if your child has a disability that requires any kind of special accommodation. Messiah University is a disability-friendly campus. The buildings that we will be using as part of workshop are designed to be accessible. We will not have staff specifically trained in dealing with students with disability, but we are committed to making sure that all students experience a safe, fun, and productive learning environment, and will do all in our power to ensure that such an environment is created.


Students may check out basketballs, soccer balls, volleyball equipment, Frisbees and regular playground balls from Messiah University Conference Services.

Students are welcome to bring other sporting equipment and board/card games; however, skateboards and in-line skates are prohibited on campus.

All students should bring their voices, solo repertoire (if they have any) and a reusable water bottle.  Any additional music for playing/singing with friends is also encouraged.

Bring 2-3 pencils for writing in music. 

Students should also bring their enthusiasm, imagination, and determination to improve!

Daily attire is casual, a sweater is recommended as air-conditioned rooms can be cold.  Concert dress for the Saturday Showcase is dressy (think voice recital clothes).  Concert Attire for the Choral Concert will be camp-provided t-shirts and long jeans with no rips or holes. 

Linens are not provided. Please bring bedding for a XL trin mattress, pillowcase, towel/washcloth, and blanket. Mattresses and pillows, wrapped in plastic, are provided. 

The campus bookstore sells basic amenities for students' toiletry needs

The students will be in college dorm rooms, so they will be sharing a bathroom and will have individual showers, but it will be in a large area with several other individual showers.  It is recommended that they bring shower shoes or flip flops along with a robe to wear when they get out of the shower.

If they forget any toiletry needs or basic amenities, the campus bookstore does sell items.  

It is highly suggested that students pack an umbrella as they will need to walk between buildings on campus.  A backpack or slack pack is recommended

Commuter Student

Commuter students should plan to arrive on campus by 8:45am for the beginning of the first morning session. They should plan to stay on campus throughout the day. 

Commuter students will need to check in and out with a counselor or staff member for all check in times.

Commuter students with cars and licenses may drive to campus, though we encourage students to leave their cars at home. Students who drive themselves should park in the visitor’s parking lot between the Eisenhower and Old Main buildings. Students who drive are prohibited from giving rides to other students, and may not drive during the course of the day unless parents provide instructions to allow this for special purposes such as doctor appointments. Failure to abide by this condition may result in dismissal from the program at the discretion of the director.