Vancouver International Song Institute, Song Scholarship and Performance Program

Vancouver International Song Institute (VISI) presents:

4th Annual Song Scholarship and Performance Program:
Mahler, Strauss, and the Fin-de-siècle Lied

Scholar residency: 8 – 17 June 2013
Performer residency: 6 – 20 June 2013

Address all inquiries to:

• For graduate students (master’s, Ph.D.) in musicology and music theory interested in art song
• For graduate-level (master’s, D.M.A.) singers and pianists
• Advanced undergraduates may also apply


Musicology: Susan Youens, Sherry Lee, Vera Micznik, Benjamin Binder
Music Theory: Deborah Stein, Harald Krebs
German Studies: Sharon Krebs

Performance faculty include pianist/vocal coach Cameron Stowe (Juilliard, New England Conservatory) and other VISI voice and piano faculty

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. Our focus this year will be on the Austro-German Lied at the fin de siècle, including the songs of Mahler and Strauss.

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.

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

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