July 16-23, 2017
Directed by Michael Barrett
Faculty: Julianne Baird, Grant Herreid, Geoffrey Williams
Festival Theme: Music of England and Spain
The Ensemble Singing Intensive is a unique program that offers advanced singers the opportunity to sing one-on-a-part ensemble repertoire from the Medieval and Renaissance eras. Students will work on skills essential to the modern singer of early music by participating in daily ensemble coachings, presenting in ensemble masterclasses, and performing. NEW! A master class with Julianne Baird offers the opportunity to be coached on solo repertoire.
Tuition: tba. Click here for information on Room and Board options.
Audition due date: April 1, 2017
To audition, please visit our page on getacceptd.com.
You will need to submit:
1. $30 registration fee
2. Your resume or a brief description (one or two paragraphs) summarizing your musical background and experience, including formal and informal training and education.
3. 10-15 minutes of music showing your technique, expression, and understanding of period style. The piece need not be accompanied. For 2016, please include a selection from a German composer if possible. Please include composer and title information with your submission.
Limited scholarship funds are available, particularly for tenors, baritones, and basses; to apply, provide a cover letter with audition packet that details your experience and goals in the field of early music. Early Music America also provides scholarships. You may also consider contacting your local arts and cultural societies about possible funding. We would be happy to help in providing documentation to assist you in obtaining a third-party scholarship.
Work-Study tuition assistance available in exchange for help with various tasks around the festival.