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Up North Vocal Institute

UpnorthVocalinstituteThe Up North Vocal Institute (UNVI) is a summer young artist training program that will focus not only on training the voice, but the mind and body as well. Utilizing a team teaching method of four ‘master voice teachers’ and four pianist/collaborative artist coaches the participants will also work with an exercise and nutrition specialist while attending the program. Join us this summer on the shores of Lake Michigan in beautiful Boyne City!

2017 UNVI Season: June 17 through July 16

With performance locations from Mackinac Island to Boyne City, don’t miss the talented young artists of the Up North Vocal Institute this summer! All events are free of charge and open to the public.  Thank you to Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry for our Grand Hotel performance transportation!


2016 Schedule of Events

Date Time


Thursday, June 23 6:30 – 8:30 PM Rachael Gates Master Class;  Boyne City Performing Arts Center
Friday, June 24 7:00 – 8:30 PM Boyne City Performing Arts Center
Saturday, June 25 7:00 – 9:00 PM Odmark Pavilion, Charlevoix
Friday, July 1 7:00 -8:30 PM Boyne City Performing Arts Center
Saturday, July 2 5:00 – 7:30 PM Bay Harbor, Petoskey Great Lakes Center for the Arts dedication ceremony followed by an evening recital from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, July 6 6:30 – 7:45 PM Boyne City Gazebo Concert; Sunset Park, Boyne City
Friday, July 8 7:00-8:30 PM Boyne City Performing Arts Center
Saturday, July 9 2:00 – 4:00 PM Musical Theater Concert, Crooked Tree Arts Center Theater, Petoskey
Sunday, July 10 2:00 – 3:30 PM The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Terrace Ballroom
Friday, July 15 7:00-8:30 PM Boyne City Performing Arts Center
Saturday, July 16 7:00-9:00 PM UNVI Gala Scenes Concert, Boyne City Performing Arts Center



• Matthew Chellis – Tenor, Faculty CCPA Roosevelt University
• Dr. Lynn Eustis – Soprano, University of North Texas
• Kathryn Cowdrick – Mezzo-Soprano, Eastman School of Music
• Mary Jean Allen – Soprano, co-author of “What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body”


• Dr. Dana Brown – Faculty CCPA Roosevelt University
• Stephen Hargreaves – Conductor/Coach, Chicago
• Eric D. Carlson – Coach
• Olga Perez – Mezzo-soprano, Fitness/Nutrition/Head of Scenes Program

For more information



UNVI Tuition 2017

$4000, payable in 4 installments as follows:

$500 deposit – April 1, 2017

$1150 – May 1, 2017

$1150 – June 1, 2017

Final $1200 due June 10, 2017

If you prefer to make a payment by check to avoid any processing fees, please make check out to CTAC and send to: Crooked Tree Arts Center, 461 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, MI 49770, Attention: UNVI

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