We believe that the classical singing community should be one big, happy family. That’s why we play so well with others.

Each partner organization brings its own unique blend of industry best practices, expertise, and experience to the table. This secret sauce of excellence mixed with Schmidt’s own recipe for success serves up programs guaranteed to satisfy your appetite for achievement.

HOST INSTITUTIONS

Host institutions offer more than just a temporary home base. They’re the hallowed halls where dreams are realized, and careers are launched. 

Schmidt Vocal Arts thanks these Host Institutions for partnering with us in so many ways. Our Hosts provide advance intel about where to recruit participants. They help us iron out the logistics that surround guiding dozens of high school students and their families around a college campus. And most importantly, they allow aspiring singers to have access to grand concert halls that inspire and elevate their vision of what’s possible.

Baylor provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.

Roosevelt University is a national leader in educating socially conscious citizens for active and dedicated lives as leaders in their professions and their communities

Georgia State University is an enterprising urban public research institution in Atlanta, the leading cultural and economic center of the Southeast.

Mannes School of Music has transformed the traditional music conservatory by integrating rigorous classical training with real-world experience and cross-disciplinary learning. Work hands-on with award-winning faculty to develop as an artist at one of the best music schools in New York City.

Miami University, established in 1809, is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. Ranked among the top 50 “Best Values in Public Colleges” by Kiplinger, Miami is recognized as one of the nation’s most outstanding undergraduate institutions.

New England Conservatory of Music is the village it takes to produce the highest caliber musicians, for whom music is language, memory, community, social force, and mover of humanity.

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a top-ranked creative and performing arts conservatory in Winston-Salem, N.C. Founded in 1963 as America’s first public arts conservatory, UNCSA celebrates more than 50 years of training wildly creative, gifted and hardworking young artists to do what they love, and do it brilliantly!

Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies  and civic engagement in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With distinctive international programs and close student-faculty research opportunities, PLU helps its 3,100 students from all faiths and backgrounds discern their life’s vocation through coursework, mentorship and internships at world-class Puget Sound-area businesses and institutions.

Palm Beach Atlantic University is a comprehensive, interdenominational Christian university founded in 1968.

Founded as a night school by Russell Conwell in 1884, Temple University has evolved into an international powerhouse in higher education and a top-tier research institution with roughly 40,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

From a group of academic pioneers in 1868 to the Free Speech Movement in 1964, Berkeley is a place where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions and improve the world

As one of only 34 U.S. public research institutions in the Association for American Universities (AAU), the University of Colorado Boulder is all about realizing the positive impacts of new knowledge.

Since 1902, The University of Indianapolis has been building a culture of connectedness with a unique emphasis on giving back through service-learning and volunteer work. As an academic ecosystem interconnected with the city of Indianapolis, here, you’re surrounded with myriad opportunities, including internships, experiential learning, museums, music, culture, service, and more ways to grow and emerge greater.

Since our first classes were held on campus in 1957, UNLV has transformed itself from a small branch college into a thriving urban research institution. Along the way, our urban university has become an indispensable resource in one of the country’s fastest-growing and most enterprising cities.

The University of Minnesota is a highly ranked public research university offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs.

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tenn., is a private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.

Industry Partners

We get by with a little help from our friends. We’re not ashamed to admit that we have a symbiotic relationship with these active and dynamic associations.

Our industry partners help us get the word out to their members about our news and events and also connect us with exceptional artists, educators and opportunities that bolster SVA’s programs.

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