"The OYV Academy was created to meet musicians (like you!) right where you are, while challenging you to reach your full potential, collaborate with professionals, and connect with + inspire your community. Here you will be given the tools to sharpen your skills, share your gifts, network with a thriving community of musicians, and kickstart your potential for success as a contemporary artist!"
JANUARY - VOCAL AUDITION INTENSIVE
with Industry VIP, Jermaine Smith
We are thrilled to introduce Jermaine Smith as an OYV Industry VIP Educator; he is an international performing artist and vocal coach, and is excited to use his vast performance experience to teach the next generation of musicians!
With the 2021 spring semester comes college audition season + theater auditions! If you are looking to land a music scholarship, or your next lead role, this class will help you navigate the professional audition scene; you'll receive professional insight into the judging process, and refine your technique for a dynamic performance!
Jermaine is most well known for his iconic portrayal of Sportin’ Life in “Porgy and Bess”, and has performed at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, The Glimmerglass Festival, Teatro San Carlo in Napli, Italy, Seattle Opera, and Tanglewood Music Festival with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
He’s performed the role in Japan, Germany, Sweden, Austria, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Sicily, The Grand Canary Islands and in this country at Union Avenue Opera, Opera Pacific, and in Francesca Zambello's production at both Washington National Opera and LA Opera.