The FRANZ-SCHUBERT-INSTITUT is a private, non-profit organization chartered under the laws of Austria for the purpose of "furthering and cultivating the art of the German Lied". For the benefit of singers, pianists, and teachers who have a professional interest in the German Lied, the FRANZ-SCHUBERT-INSTITUT sponsors a five-week summer course of intensive study with leading interpreters of the classical Lied repertoire. The high artistic standards and unique structure of the course "Poetry and Performance of the German Lied", together with its peerless guest faculty, explain why this master course has, since its inception in 1978, been widely regarded as the finest of its kind.
Toronto Summer Music
Participants will study with all faculty members, both voice and piano, thus receiving advice from a variety of musical perspectives. Language and acting teachers will offer detailed study of each song’s text in addition to providing diction coaching. The Art of Song program accepts pianists and singers between the ages of 18 and 35. Artists can apply as individuals or as pre-formed duos. The program offers a two-week immersion in the world of art song under the guidance of internationally-renown Resident Artist Mentors.Performing is an essential component of the program and participants will perform at numerous outreach concerts and at Mentors and Fellows Concerts as part of the Toronto Summer Music Festival.
Vancouver International Song Institute
Our intensive interdisciplinary approach includes: fascinating lectures ranging from poetry, history, philosophy, to physiology, biomusicology, music therapy and more; workshops on acting, movement, and stagecraft; Masterclasses and Lectures classes and performances with world-class artists; and explorations in an array of related areas. The programs foster an encompassing circle of collective aspiration, receptive listening, and daring creative expression. Art song needs advocacy, and the Song Institute is a haven for brainstorming, experimentation, and supportive feedback. Bring your ideas, and join the revolution!
International Robert Schumann Competition for Voice and Piano
International Robert Schumann Contest for Pianists and Singers originated in 1956 on the hundredth anniversary of Schumann's death. A large, in those days still pan-German musical festival was held in the city of the composer's birth, in Zwickau, to commemorate this event, and the reconstructed house of Schumann's birth was officially opened as the home of the Schumann Museum and Archive. Simultaneously, in Berlin, young pianists and singers vied for the title of best interpreter of Schumann. The prize winners appeared later in Zwickau in the Schumann festival. The constellation was similar in 1960, in the year of the 150thanniversary of Robert Schumann's birth, when the second Schumann Contest in the categories of Voice and String Quartet was held in Berlin, followed by a further Schumann festival in Zwickau.
Wigmore Hall International Song Competition
Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in association with the Kohn Foundation. The 2013 Competion will take in Wigmore Hall from the 1-5 September inclusive. How to apply: Details of how to apply will be available online from September 2012 and the deadline for applying to the 2013 Competition will be Friday 22 March 2013.