We are located in Gaithersburg, MD and work with students throughout the greater Baltimore/Washington area, with programs suited to all levels of singers, including group classes, private lessons and masterclasses.
Duet Vocal Academy was founded by Stephanie Bonte-Lebair and Jenni McGinnis to help singers in any style or genre increase their skills and improve their vocal technique. We promote healthy singing, encourage artistic expression, and believe in using every performance as an opportunity for personal and artistic growth. Kathleen Richards joined the staff in 2012 as an acting and vocal coach and helps with musical theatre classes and workshops as well as private acting lessons.
Auditions for a NEW A Cappella Singing Group for Teens – Sunday April 7th
Kathleen Richards has joined Duet Vocal Academy as an acting and vocal coach.
Group Singing Class Short Session starts May 8th, 2013 for 8-12 year olds with Jenni McGinnis
Accepting Registrations for our Summer Musical Theatre Scenes Workshop Now!
Next session starts January 2013. More information at http://kentlands.org/chorus
Acting the Song Workshop – April 5th Registration Deadline
This workshop is designed to help performers find their character in a song. Work on recital pieces, audition pieces, or just the songs you love to sing --- and leave knowing that you will have all the tools for a fully rounded performance that audiences will love!
Each student should come prepared with two contrasting (uptempo and ballad or comic and dramatic) songs memorized and fully prepared musically. We will spend the workshop examining the moments in the songs, discussing basic movement and how to leverage the music and technique to develop your character. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a clear copy of both songs for the accompanist, hole punched in a binder.
Contact us for more details or how to register.
Auditions for High School Teens Sunday April 7th
Auditions will be scheduled in 10 minute intervals on Sunday April 7th from 2-5 p.m. in Gaithersburg, MD. Please come prepared to sing a pop, jazz or modern musical theatre song that best shows off your voice. No more than 60 seconds of the song is needed. You will sing a cappella (no CD or piano accompaniment).
Searching for strong singers in 9th to 12th grade. Singers must be able to hold their own while singing tight vocal harmony. This group will also feature several soloists, so strong pop and jazz singers are also encouraged to audition.
This group will sing vocal jazz and pop music in the style of shows like “The Sing Off” and the movie “Pitch Perfect”. Songs will include popular, modern musical theatre and jazz standards.
In general, this group will rehearse once a week for an hour in Gaithersburg, MD. More rehearsals may be scheduled if needed. Every effort will be made to accommodate the schedules of the members chosen. The cost to participate is about $500 a year (or $250 per semester).
Contact Stephanie to arrange an audition time and to get more details.
Recitals Saturday May 18th
Recital Sunday June 9th
Auditions for solos for Fall 2012 chorus season on July 28, 2012
Summer Audition Workshop - August 18 and 19, 2012
Chorus and Group Singing Classes start in September 2012
Get your voice back in shape and work on your vocal technique this fall.
Jenni and Stephanie are pleased to report that All About Animals, the concert they presented on February 17th, raised $300.00 for the Montgomery County Humane Society!