SONGFEST: Singers/Collab. pianists - May 27-June 22, 2020
Live Audition visit songfest.us • Recorded deadline: Feb 14
SongFest is a student-centered festival dedicated to the study and performance of art song. Participants work with renowned faculty, composers, and voice teachers in private coachings, lessons, and masterclasses. SongFest is hosted by the Colburn School located in L.A. and is packed with performance opportunities and world-class faculty. Scholarships are available!
Selected faculty includes pianists Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Kevin Murphy, and Roger Vignoles; composers John Harbison, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, John Musto, and Sheila Silver; and singers: John Aler, Amy Burton, Lorraine Manz and William McGraw.
SongFest is a sanctuary for young singers and pianists to gather, experience, and discover what makes SONG a powerful and necessary art form today. Through an intensive program of masterclasses, concerts, and one-on-one sessions, SongFest empowers the next generation of artists to find joy in collaboration, drive to excel, and the necessary tools for self-discovery.
SongFest works on a three-tiered system that meets students where they are. Undergraduates to emerging artists and everyone in between benefit, allowing students to learn at their own pace and more completely from the world-renowned faculty and each other.
SongFest brings together the world's best thinkers, teachers, and performers of art song from celebrated giants Roger Vignoles and Susan Youens to American experts Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, Martin Katz, John Harbison, John Aler and more. Possibly the most important teacher and thinker on art song alive, we celebrate Graham Johnson's continued return to SongFest, especially with the publication of his new book Poulenc: The life in the Songs on June 23rd, joining his other indispensable guides on Schubert, Fauré and French Song.