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 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.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a top-ranked creative and performing arts conservatory 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.
Matching Scholarships to UNC School of Music
Should you place among the top three winners at the North Carolina Schmidt Vocal Competition, you may also qualify for a $4,000 matching scholarship to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Pacific Lutheran University Department of Music
The Pacific Lutheran University Department of Music is a nationally-recognized center for musical education and performance. A talented, cohesive faculty of performers, composers and authors, drawn from the nation’s finest conservatories and universities, work to develop the whole person in the context of a caring academic community of outstanding students and enthusiastic audiences. The Department of Music offers more than 250 music artistic achievement awards each year to incoming students seeking to develop their skills alongside some of the most talented student-musicians and faculty members in the Pacific Northwest. You do not need to be a music major to receive a music artistic achievement award; awards are offered regardless of major. Music Artistic Achievement Awards and limited endowed scholarships are offered in renewable amounts ranging up to $7,500 per year and are in addition to academic merit awards.
Matching Scholarships to The Pacific Lutheran University Department of Music
Should you place among the top three winners at the competition, you may also qualify for a $4,000 matching scholarship to the Pacific Lutheran University Department of Music.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Grow as an artist and professional in a tight-knit environment surrounded by the world’s best instructors and industry titans. Work closely with our all-star faculty to hone your technique and expand your artistry through private voice lessons, weekly one-on-one coachings, studio classes, and professional development courses to help you grow into a business savvy, well-rounded artist. Get to know San Francisco Opera from artists who work there on and off stage. Many faculty coach, direct and perform with the company as well as teach in the Adler Fellowship and Merola programs—some of the best young artist programs in the country. Students also gain access to rehearsals and numerous opera performances throughout the year.
Matching Scholarships to San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Should you place among the top three winners at the California Schmidt Vocal Competition, you may also qualify for a $4,000 matching scholarship to SFCM.
The Baylor University School of Music provides transformational experiences that prepare students for careers in music. Our students thrive in a Christian environment characterized by a nurturing resident faculty, an unwavering pursuit of musical excellence, a global perspective, dedication to service, and devotion to faith. They investigate the rich musical and cultural heritage of the past, develop superior musical skills and knowledge in the present, and explore and create new modes of musical expression for the future. While preparing for future leadership roles, our students join with School of Music faculty in enhancing the quality of community life, enriching the larger culture, and making Baylor a place in which heart, mind and soul coalesce.
Baylor University’s School of Music is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the Texas Association of Music Schools. Students who major in music enjoy small class sizes and personal attention both in and out of the classroom from faculty who are active musicians with a variety of specialties in research, composition, and performance.
Matching Scholarships to Baylor University School of Music
Should you place among the top three winners at the Texas Schmidt Vocal competition, you may also qualify for a $4,000 matching scholarship to the Baylor School of Music.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee provides a progressive learning environment where students are challenged to realize their potential as artists and inspired to pursue their dreams. Long recognized for its specialized training in dance, music, and theater, the Conservatory’s recent merger with Berklee now combines this rigorous, focused instruction with unparalleled access to a broad range of academic and creative opportunities. Set in the cultural, historical, and educational hub of Boston, this extraordinary institution represents the future of performing arts education.
Matching Scholarships to Boston Conservatory
Should you place among the top three winners at the Boston Schmidt Vocal Competition, you may also qualify for a $4,000 matching scholarship to the Boston Conservatory School of Music.
Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University
The students of CCPA study in the midst of Chicago’s invigorating arts scene, and acquire additional experience through internships with nationally-known music companies. They watch world-renowned conductors lead the Chicago Symphony, enjoy outdoor performances at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, witness premieres of new works in Chicago’s thriving contemporary music scene, and see American legends performing at the famous Jazz Showcase. Studying in the heart of one of the nation’s greatest cities gives our students a leg up on creating a strong network of professional contacts and a head start on the career they envision.
Matching Scholarships to CCPA
Should you place among the top three winners at the Illinois Schmidt Vocal competition, you may also qualify for a $4,000 matching scholarship to Roosevelt University.
Georgia State University
The Schmidt Vocal Competition is pleased and honored to partner with the Georgia State University. Our ability to provide an exception vocal competition experience is reliant on our host institution partners. Georgia State University School of Music preserves, promotes, and advances the tradition of music past and future through performance, composition, education, and research in one of the most diverse universities in the country. Ranked number two in teaching and innovation in the country by US News and World Report, Georgia State University sits in the thriving downtown setting of Atlanta. Its global student body is a reflection of Atlanta’s international reputation.
Matching Scholarships to Georgia State University School of Music
Should you place among the top three winners at the Georgia Schmidt Vocal Competition, you may also qualify for a $4,000 matching scholarship to the GSU School of Music.
Montclair State University School of Music
Those interested in pursuing a professional performance career often continue directly into graduate study after completing the undergraduate degree. The same is true of students interested in securing a position as an applied music teacher at a college or university. Some graduates create their own teaching studios and become vital and active teachers and performers in their communities.
Our faculty are seasoned veterans of the concert stage, whose careers have included performances throughout the world. They have performed with the New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony and at Carnegie Hall, the New York Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, New York City Opera and in recitals throughout the world. Their close ties with New York and international performing and teaching organizations offer students exciting connections to the most vibrant music scenes in the United States and abroad.
Matching Scholarships to Montclair State University School of Music
Should you place among the top three winners at the New Jersey Schmidt Vocal Competition, you may also qualify for a $4,000 matching scholarship to the Montclair State University School of Music.
The voice program at Miami University is grounded in applied study, our unparalleled liberal arts education, mentorship, and exceptional performance opportunities. Students train in the creative and academic environment necessary for growth as a singer, performer, and teacher. A flexible curriculum also allows students to explore other passions, or even double-major in a second area of interest, expanding their global outlook and strengthening their profile.
Our music education program boasts a 100% job placement for its graduates. Our vocal performance graduates are admitted to the finest graduate programs in the United States and abroad. Some graduates choose to become leaders in other fields of the arts industry. Whatever a student’s interest, Miami University guides students to develop the personal and professional skills needed for success in the 21st century.
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Matching Scholarships to Miami University Department of Music
Should you place among the top three winners at the Ohio Schmidt Vocal Competition, you may also qualify for a $4,000 matching scholarship to the Miami University Department of Music.
Palm Beach Atlantic University
As a comprehensive national university with almost forty percent of the student body coming from out-of-state, Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) is an interdenominational Christian liberal arts university that places a strong emphasis on academic rigor and community service through its distinctive servant leadership program, Workship. The School of Music and Fine Arts is dedicated to helping performing and visual artists cultivate their distinctive contributions to society through excellence in artistic expression, arts advocacy, redemptive storytelling, and transformational experiences. In addition to vibrant off-campus performances, a spectrum of wonderful concerts and events will take place on campus featuring the PBA Symphony, Symphonic Band, choral ensembles, opera workshop, Jazz, Chamber Music, Pop/Rock genres, Hispanic Heritage Festival, International Piano Festival, New Music Festival, faculty and student recitals, art exhibitions, and dance concerts to round out the university’s diverse and compelling season.
Matching Scholarships to Palm Beach Atlantic University
Should you place among the top three winners at the Florida Schmidt Vocal competition, you may also qualify for a $4,000 matching scholarship to Palm Beach Atlantic University.
The Boyer College of Music and Dance seeks to provide an inclusive educational community that honors the uniqueness of the individual, values diversity of perspective, and affirms music and dance as central to society and culture. Our voice program provides a 21st century conservatory-level training for the modern opera singer. Students are trained to be competent and competitive in the diverse and evolving international opera industry.
Matching Scholarships to Temple University
Should you place among the top three winners at the Pennsylvania Schmidt Vocal Competition, you may also qualify for a $4,000 matching scholarship to Temple University.
University of Colorado Boulder
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.
University of Indianapolis
The Department of Music at the University of Indianapolis is committed to be a center of musical excellence and leadership, doing work of artistic, academic, and social significance. Their fundamental goal is to educate students to the highest professional standards by cultivating independent artists, teachers, and thinkers within the frame of a superior liberal arts education. The Department is determined to build and maintain a community of music students, alumni, and faculty who are a visible force in performing, teaching, creating, and advancing the art of music locally, nationally, and internationally.
Matching Scholarships to the University of Indianapolis
Should you place among the top three winners at the Indiana Schmidt Vocal Competition, you may also qualify for a $4,000 matching scholarship to the University of Indianapolis.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The Vocal Division of UNLV School of Music prepares vocal students to begin a professional career in performance or music education. Its degree in vocal performance also provides thorough preparation for further study in music at the graduate levels. The School of Music offers an excellent professional and liberal arts education to students pursuing a career in music performance, history and literature, music education, conducting, music theory, Orff Schulwerk, composition, or jazz studies. UNLV graduates continue to be accepted at all major conservatories and universities throughout the world and are currently performing in opera houses, concert halls, Broadway shows, and other popular genres nationally and internationally.
University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota School of Music is home to the Vocal Arts Division, which mentors undergraduate and graduate voice students. Our comprehensive program offers undergraduate Bachelor of Music degrees in Voice Performance, Music Education, and Music Therapy. In addition, the more academically-focused Bachelor of Arts degree was recently added. Graduate programs include Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees. Approximately 35 graduate students and 40 undergraduate students study voice in the Vocal Arts Division. The singing students participate in a wide variety of opportunities, including a choice of singing in one of five choirs and an intensive introduction to performing on stage in our opera workshop offerings. More advanced students are cast in our Opera Theatre—mounting one fully-staged and costumed opera with orchestra each semester. Students study in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere that promotes vocal, musical, and personal growth.
Matching Scholarships to the University of Minnesota School of Music
Should you place among the top three winners at the Minnesota Schmidt Vocal Competition, you may also qualify for a $4,000 matching scholarship to the University of Minnesota School of Music.
The Blair School is a professional, undergraduate-only music school where voice students can take advantage of outstanding liberal arts offerings and rewarding curriculum as part of the intellectual spirit and culture of Vanderbilt University. Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and to serving as role models for students through on-going involvement in performances in venues around the world. The countless opportunities at The Blair School, in combination with those at Vanderbilt, allow for a pursuit of a wide variety of interests in addition to a musical focus — often sparking the discovery of new academic and artistic passions along the way. At the end of their tenure at The Blair School, voice students demonstrate excellence in musical fluency and artistry, exhibit leadership as citizen artists, possess a foundation in communication, marketing and practical career skills, and have confidence in their preparation for what comes next.
Matching Scholarships to the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
Should you place among the top three winners at the Tennessee Schmidt Vocal competition, you may also qualify for a $4,000 matching scholarship to the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University.
We get by with a little help from our friends. We’re proud 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.