• San Luis Obispo, CA. USA


    Singing from the heart since 1977

  • Our 2021-2022 Season

    The COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions on gatherings are keeping us from rehearsing safely and performing for you right now. We cancelled our 2020-21 concerts. We hope to be able to have our first concert March 24, 2022! Check back on this page often for updates.

  • Our Mission

    The mission of the San Luis Obispo Vocal Arts is to foster excellence in choral music. We strive for the highest level of vocal performance, providing educational and inspirational experiences for audiences, performers, and all people seeking harmony in our community and our world.

  • About the Award Winning Vocal Arts

    Singing from the heart since 1977

    Vocal Arts has been performing locally since 1977 and has toured Canada, Spain, South America and Europe, including Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic. Singers in the ensemble are required to pass an annual vocal audition to qualify for membership. The Board of Directors consists of a mix of singers and community members, as well as the Executive Director and Music Director.


    From 2007 to 2013, the Vocal Arts produced the California International Choral Festival and Competition (CICF) with thousands of singers from around the world visiting San Luis Obispo and performing at the Harold Miossi Hall, Performing Arts Center. On our 40th year, the Board created the Gary & Partricia Lamprecht Music Education Endowment to establish scholarships for local high school seniors who want to pursue an advanced degree in music. Vocal Arts also sponsors the Central Coast Spring School Choral Festival, held at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center each year. Between 45-60 school choirs (from elementary to high school) from all over California perform on the main stage of the grand theater, over two days, and received valuable feedback from a panel of adjudicators.


    Vocal Arts seeks to deliver the experience of choral music to a wide audience in San Luis Obispo County and beyond our local region through our international touring. Tours are held every other year and usually incorporate a competition or festival. Vocal Arts has secured dozens of medals at choral competitions all over the world, making our organization one of the most decorated performing arts groups in San Luis Obispo County.

  • Get Involved with Vocal Arts

    Give The Gift of Song

    The Vocal Arts is dependent on your generous donations to continue our mission. We are a 501(c)(3) Non Profit organization and your donation is fully tax deductible.

    • Consider adding us to your estate plan
    • Consider sponsoring a singer for $175

    CLICK HERE to donate via Paypal

    or mail a check to "Vocal Arts Ensemble"

    PO Box 4306 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403


    Be Part of the Team

    Vocal Arts is always in need of ushers and volunteers to help us execute our concerts and special events. Ushers arrive about one hour before concert time and are finished about 20 minutes after the concert, and receive a complimentary seat at the concert as a thank you for their assistance. We also seek community members to join our Board of Directors periodically. Contact Kate@vocalarts.org or call 805-541-6797 to learn more or to sign up.


    Sing with Us

    The Vocal Arts is a volunteer organization with members who are passionate about choral music. If you are interested in joining our group, please download the Member Guidelines and review. Next auditions are August 2021 by appointment only. Contact Gary via email to get the audition music at




    Youth Music Education

    Developing The Next Generation

    For over two decades, Vocal Arts has produced the Central Coast Choral Festival, which brings over 55 school choirs, elementary, middle and high school, from all over California to the beautiful Performing Arts Center of San Luis Obispo, on the Cal Poly campus, to compete in a professionally adjudicated concert, March 19-20 in 2020. We are so sorry we had to cancel this event due to the Corona Virus. We will meet again March 17 and 18 2022.

    Additionally, The Gary & Patricia Lamprecht Music Education Endowment, created on our 40th anniversary in 2017, awards a $1000 scholarship to two local high school seniors each year to continue their education in music.To donate to the endowment, please mail your check, written to "United Way of SLO County" with "Lamprecht Endowment" in subject line, to Vocal Arts PO Box 4306 SLO CA 93403


  • Your support means the world to us!

    You may pay by Paypal OR credit card using the Donate button below

    or mail a check to "Vocal Arts Ensemble"

    PO Box 4306 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

  • Meet our Staff & Board

    Gary Lamprecht

    Founder and Musical Director

    Kate Stulberg

    Executive Director

    Melody Svennungsen

    Assistant Musical Director

    Barbara Hoff


    Nancy Carter


    Kit Hansen


    Mary Blythe


    Gael Mueller


    Lark Carter


    Fr. Ian Delinger


    Susannah Fletcher


    Marty Robles


    Delia Ruiz


    Wendy Lewis


    Leslie McKinley

  • What Our Fans Say

    Judith, Cambria, CA

    "Vocal Arts is a community treasure!"

    Cindy, Atascadero, CA

    "Their performance moved me to tears!"

    Mary Ann, Pismo Beach, CA

    "Vocal Arts Concerts always bring out every emotion in me; tears, laughter, a feeling of peace, such a special experience."

    Mark, Santa Maria, CA

    "Fabulous talent that never disappoints."

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  • Meet our Singers



    Cynthia Kennedy

    Dawn Spare

    Susannah Fletcher

    Kris Springer

    Lindi Doud

    Tracy Gillsen

    Rosey Parks

    Madeline Arel

    Leslie McKinley

    Carol Oelker


    Dana Fiore

    Jessica Devaney​

    Meghan Behrens

    Kit Hansen

    Pat Lamprecht

    Jeanne Potter

    Kathy Wolff

    Karen Wilkins

    Leigh Tacker

    DD Patrick

    Wendy Lewis

    Amy Sinsheimer

    Carol Sinsheimer


    Hunter Boaz

    John Morrow

    Gael Mueller

    Renee Dispensa

    Mike Patrick

    Ty Green

    Melodie Rivas


    Gary Blythe

    Steve Reams

    Brian Reynolds​

    Greg Springer

    Bob Holzhauer

    Dale Wolff

    Ralph Lewis​

    Mark Stengel​

    Mike Suddarth​

    Cliff Elliot

  • Get Involved with Vocal Arts

    Sing With Us - Volunteer With Us - Donate To Us

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  • Connect With Us

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