Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Songfest - Toronto Audition Date

Toronto Audition Date: 
March 5, 2011

SongFest is an intensive summer training program for talented singers and collaborative pianists held every June at Pepperdine University in Malibu. 
We have three distinct programs: Professional, Young Artist, and Intern. (Please see descriptions below.)

Our 2011 faculty includes Margo Garrett, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Roger Vignoles, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, John Musto, Amy Burton, Lisa Saffer, Jennifer Tung, and many more!

There are still audition times available!  
Applications can be found or  For more information, please contact Artistic Director Rosemary Hyler Ritter at 310.384.3706

Remaining LIVE Audition Dates:

New York: February 11 and March 4, 2011
Cincinnati:  February 20 - JUST ADDED!
Boston: March 3, 2011
Toronto: March 5, 2011
OR submit a CD/DVD by March 7, 2011

Professional Program  (June 1-27)

The Professional Program is made up of singers and collaborative pianists on the brink of successful performing careers. Most are in graduate school, with a few exceptional undergraduate students.  Out of this group, 5-8 singers and pianists are chosen as Marc and Eva Stern Fellows. Fellows receive a full-tuition scholarship plus room & board. To be considered for a fellowship, applicants must audition live.
Young Artist Program  (June 1-27)

The Young Artist Program is geared to undergraduate singers. From Italian diction class to master classes with world-class faculty, these students are offered the chance to focus on the art of song. This year Martin Katz and Ted Huffman will direct a special performance project  ("The Bard in Song and Opera") for Young Artists.
Intern Program  (June 12-27)

Our Intern Program is for singers aged 15-18. These young singers have the opportunity to work with faculty members and at the same time learning from and performing with older colleagues.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

VISI - Vancouver International Song Institute

Singers, Pianists, Composers, Music Scholars, Creative Writers, Directors, Teachers:

Explore new realms in Art Song through dynamic masterclasses with internationally-renowned artists, groundbreaking Art Song Theatre, interdisciplinary mentorship for Scholars and Performers, the Art Song Lab, and the SONGFIRE Festival of Song. With innovative performance opportunities and  discussions ranging from poetry analysis to arts activism, VISI is a banquet of transformative  collaborations designed for advanced young artists and the professional community.

Just announced! Tenor James Taylor, Professor at Yale University, will join the VISI 2011 faculty.

The Application Deadline for most programs is February 28th, 2011.
See our website for complete details of programs, application forms, and the 2011 faculty roster.

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