Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Call for Applications: Toronto Summer Music Festival

After some financial difficulties and a change in the Artistic Director, it would appear that the Toronto Summer Music Festival has streamlined its voice program.  This year they are offered classes for advanced singers with Sir Thomas Allen and Roger Vignoles.  Here is a snapshot of their Art of Song Program:

The Art of Song
for singers and pianists
July 24 - August 7, 2011

Maximum 10 singers and 3 pianists

All participants will receive a full fellowship covering tuition. Housing will be provided where possible with participants placed with host families in private residences and/or in university residences.

The Art of Song program is intended for a select class of pianists and singers on the threshold of professional careers.  The program offers a two-week immersion in the world of art song under the guidance of baritone Sir Thomas Allen, pianist Roger Vignoles, and some of Canada’s most renowned specialists including pianist Michael McMahon.

The 2011 session will be focused primarily upon the study and performance of German and English repertoire. The significance and context of the poetry and the expression of text will be studied and a close relationship between collaborative partners will be encouraged and developed. ...
Art of Song Resident Artists 

The Art of Song program is two weeks in length and is open to singers and pianists between the ages of 20 and 35. 

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