Cascia Hall Student to Attend Tanglewood Summer Institute


 Cascia Hall Junior Travis Guillory has been accepted to Boston University’s Tanglewood Summer Institute, a premier summer music program that trains young talented musicians through intensive study. Only a select number of students from around the world are accepted.  
In preparation, Guillory and his teacher, Candy Coonfield, have been working tirelessly on vocal technique and vocal literature. Travis has already been successful in numerous vocal competitions this year featuring a variety of music genres. Along with learning new music and continuing to improve vocal technique, he will also be required to work on sight-singing and music theory in preparation for this summer’s intensive study.  
The vocal program, “Young Artists Vocal Program,” is headed by famed mezzo-soprano Penelope Bitzas. It is structured after the well-known conservatory model of training and strives to develop healthy vocal technique, performance technique, and overall musicianship. 
The six-week program includes numerous private voice lessons with Boston University faculty and guest artists, vocal coaching, choral work and performances, music theory classes, study and performance of opera scenes, masterclasses with famed professionals, music history classes, study of diction and IPA, the study of body movement and stage presence, and attending numerous professional concerts throughout the Boston area. 
Along with participating in the final concerts of the summer, Guillory will also receive six hours of transferable college credit for his work. Once he has completed his summer study, he will join a list of distinguished Tanglewood alumni, including Harry Connick Jr, Joseph Kaiser, Georgia Jarman, and Paul Serna.
Cascia Hall is a Catholic, Augustinian college preparatory school for students of all faiths in grades 6-12. Openings are currently available in some grades for the upcoming school year. Call 918-746-2604 for more information.