The Vocal Department consists of over 260 singers from every corner of the Las Vegas Valley. They are the largest major at the 12-time Grammy award-winning Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. This program consists of six major choral ensembles, two vocal jazz ensembles, a contemporary a cappella ensemble, and an opera/musical theatre ensemble. Our program is for any student that is passionate about singing, performing, creating, producing, conducting, composing, and teaching vocal music. We have countless opportunities for ambitious and hard-working students to perform and fine-tune their craft.
Cantare - Beginning Concert Choir
Les Chanteuses - Intermediate Women’s Chamber Choir
Konzert Chorale - Advanced Concert Choir
Bella Voz - Advanced Women’s Chamber Choir
Academy Singers - Advanced Mixed Chamber Choir
Laudate - Elective Men’s Choir
Contemporary Voices - Vocal Jazz & Contemporary A Cappella Ensembles
On Stage - Musical Theatre & Opera Performance Troupe
LVA Live - Live web-streamed show about LVA
LVA Vocal Studios - Studio F - In-classroom recording studio - industry standard equipment
Songwriters Club - Organization of young songwriters at LVA
Our Vocal Majors perform every genre of music from classical to jazz - musical theatre to popular styles and more. Students learn how to navigate singing any type of music, along with stage presence, dance, music theory, the history of music, music technology and more. Along with our two major instructors, two full-time assistants/choreographers, and technical director, we welcome a host of talented para-professionals to work with the students one-on-one and in small group settings. Vocal majors perform one classical solo specifically selected for them at the end of each semester. Our students participate in Solo and Ensemble Festivals, with many of them as Command Performance finalists and winners throughout the years. They also sing in national and international competitions, placing along with the best singers of their age around the country.
Vocal majors have the opportunity to audition for our On Stage and Contemporary Voices programs, allowing students to develop their stage presence and dive into various genres of popular music. Our students also get hands-on experience with recording studio sessions and filming music videos to be featured on our school's YouTube channel.
Graduates of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Vocal Department go on to study at the most sought-after university and conservatory programs nationally and internationally. College professors seek our students every year at many different recruiting events, held through our Student Success Center, including a specific Vocal College Day. Dozens of professors visit from all over the country to hold masterclasses with our students. The day ends with an opportunity for students to speak with the professors one-on-one in callbacks. Students have received hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship opportunities, to continue their musical education and further their careers in the arts.