Press Release

December 7, 2017

Seeks High School Vocal Music Students for Internship

The Rackham Symphony Choir, noted for its multimedia and multicultural works, has announced it is accepting applications for its High School Vocal Internship Program for the 2018-2019 season.

The program was established in 2007 as an initiative of the Suzanne Mallare Artistic Fund.  For more information on the organization, visit

High School Vocal Interns rehearse and perform under the baton of Maestra Suzanne Mallare Acton, Artistic and Music Director of the Rackham Symphony Choir and Assistant Music Director and Chorus Master of the Michigan Opera Theatre.

Interns enjoy full membership in Rackham Symphony Choir with dues waived for the 2016-2017 season. They sing diverse, large-scale choral works with the choir and are mentored by adult members. Interns receive a scholarship intended to partially fund private vocal instruction with an approved instructor. They are also coached in solo vocal literature with Maestra Acton and collaborative pianist Joseph Jackson in preparation for college auditions, competitions, master classes, and concerts. RSC provides at least one opportunity for interns to perform in a master class with professional artists serving as clinicians. Interns are featured soloists each year in a spring concert.

In order to be considered for the program, the student must be at least 15 years of age and be in good academic standing. Recommendations are required with the application. Students can submit a recommendation by a school choral director, principal, or counselor.