Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Making the Cut: University of Toronto

Dr. Darryl Edwards from the University of Toronto was on hand to discuss the Uof T program. Here are the points of interest as presented:

  1. The Faculty of Music provides a diverse program second to none in this country.

  2. There are courses dedicated to Italian song (1st and 2nd year), Oratorio (3rd and 4th year), French Melodie (3rd and 4th year), Lieder (2nd, 3rd, and 4th year) and Piano Vocal collaborative issues.

  3. There are over 30 recitals open to student participation

  4. The opera school produces 4 shows per year with this year seeing Haydn's World on the the Moon in the fall and Bernstein's Candide in the spring wit small productions of Carmen and Eugene Onegin.

  5. There are 8-10 performance classes per year in addition to studio classes

  6. The Faculty has been around for a long time so they have continued to renew, inspect and upgrade the program.

  7. The Faculty if close to the Canadian Opera Company and the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre

  8. UofT boasts wonderful teachers who are also great artists.

  9. The level of graduates from UofT who are performing on the world's stages speaks volumes for the program!

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