Announcing the Sixth Season of the Up North Vocal Institute - Young Artist Vocal Program.  Our 2016 season runs from June 18th to July 17th.  A unique young artist program that focuses not only on training the voice, but the mind and body as well.  The program is limited to 20 participants to maintain a student to faculty ratio of 2:1.

Our program utilizes a team teaching method of four master voice teachers and four collaborative coaches.  The participants also work with a fitness and nutrition specialist and participate in several guest artist master classes while attending the program. 

Join us this coming summer on the shores of Lake Charlevoix in beautiful Boyne City, Michigan!


To train young singers in the 'whole body' approach to singing using the best bel canto training along with the most up-to-date Body Mapping and acting techniques.

June 18 - July 17, 2016

Voice Faculty

  1. Matthew Chellis - Tenor, Faculty University of Colorado Boulder - General and Artistic Director, UNVI

  2. Kathryn Cowdrick - Mezzo-Soprano, Eastman School of Music

  3. Lynn Eustis - Soprano, Associate Professor of Voice Boston University

  4. MaryJean Allen - Soprano, co-author of “What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body”


  1. Dana Brown - Associate Professor of Opera and Vocal Coaching, CCPA Roosevelt University - Co-Artistic Director, UNVI

  2. Elizabeth Avery - University of Oklahoma, Coach

  3. Matthew Larson - Boston University Opera Institute, Coach

  4. Matthew Gemmill - Roosevelt University, Coach

  5. Olga Perez Flora - Mezzo-soprano, Muskingum Univ., Fitness & Nutrition/Director of Scenes Program

  6. James Barnett - Pianist/Coach

2014 UNVI Participants & Faculty

UNVI is a sponsored program of the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, Michigan

2011 UNVI Participants & Faculty

2012 UNVI Participants & Faculty with Guest Artists Nathan and Julie Gunn

2013 UNVI Participants & Faculty

© Boyne City Photos Curtesy of Rick Wolanin

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Applications for the Sixth Season of UNVI will open on November 16, 2015 and will end March 1, 2016.

Please note that applications received on or before the March 1st deadline will receive priority scholarship consideration.