Savannah Choral and Voice Institute

presented by

The Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble

in residence with

Georgia Southern University


June 9-16, 2019 in Savannah, Georgia

In this intensive eight-day workshop for singers and conductors, Choral and Voice Institute Participants receive lessons and coachings. In addition, master classes will be given by institute voice faculty members and guest artists (TBA). Participants all perform in a group recital, as well as rehearse daily with the festival chorus, culminating in the final choral concert at the conclusion of the week. Opportunities also include potential choral solo performances in the final concert. Choral Festival Participants work with conductors and clinicians daily throughout the week.  Choral Conducting Interns receive intense mentorship with conducting faculty (individually, and in festival choir rehearsals), with the potential of conducting a selection on the final concert. Don’t miss out on one of the most affordable world-class summer institutes offered anywhere!

Download the flyer here.

Conducting Faculty:

Howard Helvey – Conductor of Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble, World-Renowned Composer, Chief Editor of HW Gray Publishing, Organist/Choirmaster of Calvary Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, Pianist

Dr. Gregory Fuller – Director of Choral Activities/University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Mack Wilberg - Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, World-Renowned Composer

Voice Faculty:

Daniel Weeks, tenor – Voice Faculty/College-Conservatory of Music (Cincinnati), National Metropolitan Opera Winner, Concert Artist, CFE Artist, MCVI voice faculty chair

Mary Southworth Shaffer, soprano – Voice Faculty/College-Conservatory of Music (Cincinnati), Concert Artist, CFE Artist

Susana Diaz, soprano – Florida Grand Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Concert Artist, CFE Artist

Dr. Gwen Coleman Detwiler, soprano – Voice Faculty/College-Conservatory of Music (Cincinnati), Concert Artist, Songfest Faculty, CFE Artist

Audrey B Luna, soprano – Voice Faculty/Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), CFE Artist

Dr. Allen Henderson, baritone – Professor of Voice/Georgia Southern University, Executive Director of National Association of Teachers of Singing

Kurt Ollmann, baritone - Grammy Award Winner, International Opera and Concert Artist

Vocal Coaches:

Brad Caldwell, piano – Artistic Director/Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble, Concert Artist, award-winning collaborative pianist, clinician, SCVI Artistic Director/Coaching Chair

Dr. William Averill, piano – Vocal Coach/Texas Tech University, Wolftrap Opera, San Diego Opera

Choral Institute Division:

Choral Internship Program – Undergraduate, Graduate/ Professional

Voice Institute Division:

High School, Undergraduate, Graduate/Professional

Festival Chorus Division:

High School, Proficient Amateur, Undergraduate, Graduate/Professional

Live Audition Sites:
Nov. 1 - Shorter University, Rome, Georgia

TBA - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
     TBA - Georgia Southern University, Statesboro/Savannah, Georgia
     April 5 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Please e-mail to request live audition times and locations:

Choral Internship tuition: $750
Voice Institute tuition: $750
Festival Chorus Participants: no charge, except for modest concert music fee (music fee is included in institute tuition)
Application registration fee: $25 (non-refundable)
Note: Tuition does not include travel and accommodations.

More information TBA on this site VERY SOON.
Application below in PDF form:

Conducting Application
Festival Choir Application
Voice Application


Feel free to send any questions to Brad Caldwell via email: