Vancouver International Song Institute, Song Scholarship and Performance Program

Vancouver International Song Institute (VISI) presents:

3rd Annual Song Scholarship and Performance Program

University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Scholar residency: 4 – 13 June 2012
Performer residency: 4 – 18 June 2012

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• For graduate students (master’s, Ph.D.) or advanced undergraduates in music theory, musicology, and music history interested in art song

• For graduate-level (master’s, D.M.A.) or advanced undergraduate singers and pianists

• Faculty includes musicologists Susan Youens, Michael Musgrave, and Benjamin Binder, music theorists Deborah Stein, Harald Krebs, and Richard Kurth

• Performance faculty includes Sir Thomas Allen and pianist/vocal coach Cameron Stowe

The Song Scholarship and Performance (SSP) program at VISI is a collaborative seminar comprised of musicologists, theorists, singers, and pianists working together in an environment that dissolves the boundaries between scholarship and performance.

In this program, musicologists, music historians, and music theorists of art song will have the opportunity to work intimately with singers and pianists, and vice versa. We will share our ideas through lectures, master classes, seminar workshops, coachings, and personalized mentoring sessions, all the while making valuable professional connections. Student scholars and performers will also put their ideas into practice by collaborating with each other in a lecture recital and a final concert performance.

The thematic focus of SSP 2012 is on the songs of Johannes Brahms and Hugo Wolf. In addition, we will explore other repertoire and topics within the art song universe, according to our interests.

SSP is one part of the Vancouver International Song Institute (VISI), a unique summer festival supporting the perpetuation of art song as a vital human legacy. VISI includes dynamic and intensive masterclasses and coachings with internationally-renowned artists, new creative practices of Art Song Theatre, an Art Song Lab for composer/poet/performer collaborations, workshops in diverse Global Song traditions, lectures on topics ranging from poetry analysis to art activism, and the SONGFIRE Festival of Song. For more information about VISI as a whole, please visit