Bay Area Vocal Academy

    Comprehensive training for talented young singers. Singing with skill, performing with passion.

    Fractured Atlas cannot currently accept donations for Bay Area Vocal Academy because their fiscal sponsorship is inactive or expired. Please contact Bay Area Vocal Academy with any questions.

    BAVA: Building the Future of Singing

    Help support comprehensive performance training and college prep for the next generation of talented singers. Thank you!

     San Francisco, CA, United States
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    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas

    The Bay Area Vocal Academy (BAVA) provides comprehensive vocal training for talented young singers, preparing them for college/conservatory and a career in classical music. 

    Contributed income is essential to continuing BAVA’s mission, and to increasing need-based scholarships to increase access for all talented young singers to BAVA’s unparalleled training. 

    BAVA artists learn vocal repertoire and style, stagecraft and movement, score preparation/study, and some foreign language. This classical singing performance course includes Art Song, Opera, and some Musical Theater. Our expert faculty lead vocal coachings, piano coachings, and seminars on all aspects of preparing a song. The young artists work with professional guest artists from all over the world who will be their mentors and collaborators in Masterclasses and Recitals. BAVA artists receive individual advising on college/conservatory selection, help with applications, pre-screen audition video support, recommendation letters and introductions to teachers around the country, preparation for auditions and competitions, business/professional skills, and guidance in all the aspects of building a singing career. 

    BAVA artists present 3-5 full concerts of art song, opera, and musical theater each season, in collaboration with pianist/faculty member Dr. Margaret Halbig and guest artists from the worlds of professional opera, theater, and dance. BAVA artists also receive individual instruction in vocal performance, and stagecraft/presentation. 

    Artists also receive continuous college or conservatory prep support. This college prep includes advising meetings with artists and their families, help with resumes and repertoire lists, preparation of audition repertoire, pre-screen video audition production, audition prep, recommendation letters, and help with essays and overall application edits. 

    BAVA is a comprehensive pre-conservatory program for talented young vocal artists. We are grateful for your support in building the future of singing!

    Bay Area Vocal Academy is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Bay Area Vocal Academy must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.




    Donate $500.00 or more

    Amount over $75.00 is tax-deductible.

    Pays for a full masterclass for BAVA artists by a expert guest artist at the Summer Symposium. Donor receives one season subscription to the 2017-18 Bay Area Vocal Academy concerts, and may attend a Summer Symposium masterclass with the BAVA artists.


    Donate $10.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Pays for music scores for one BAVA artist for one concert.


    Donate $25.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Pays for a BAVA t-shirt for a BAVA artist who cannot afford one.


    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Pays for a BAVA artist to have one hour of private coaching with BAVA faculty.


    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Pays for a recording session for a college-bound senior BAVA artist’s pre-screen video.


    Donate $250.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Pays for a visit to BAVA class by an expert guest artist in movement, diction/IPA, audition technique, opera, career development, etc.


    Donate $1,000.00 or more

    Amount over $150.00 is tax-deductible.

    Pays for a merit and need based scholarship for a talented student to have access to BAVA’s world class vocal training. Donor receives two season subscriptions to BAVA’s 2017-18 concerts and may attend our Spring 2018 donor appreciation event.

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Donate $5,000.00 or more

    Amount over $150.00 is tax-deductible.

    Pays for 1 talented student to attend the Summer Symposium & a full year of BAVA. Includes 2 subscriptions to BAVA’s 2017-18 season, our Spring donor event, & a small private concert featuring BAVA artists, to be arranged with co-directors.