For each of the past 21 years, The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club has hosted Male Vocal Arts Day (MVAD). This event has been and continues to be a special opportunity for Michigan high school students to experience choral singing at the college level. On the day of the event, young men from high schools across the state of Michigan gather in Ann Arbor and participate in a day filled with vocal workshops and rehearsals with the Glee Club under the direction of Professor Paul Rardin. After learning several pieces of music first seen by the participants that day, the high school students perform the pieces, along with the Glee Club, later that afternoon.
MVAD is a unique chance for high school singers to participate in the tradition, camaraderie and musical excellence that the Michigan Men's Glee Club has embraced for over 150 years. We encourage all of the young male singers from high schools around the state to come and share with us in this day full of the energy, pride, and enjoyment found in a lifetime of singing.
This year's event took place on Saturday, January 7th, 2012 and was a fantastic event enjoyed by all.
2011-2012 Male Vocal Arts Day Coordinator