Ensemble Singing Intensive

July 12-19, 2015ESI_singers

Directed by Michael Barrett

Festival Theme: Music of Italy and Spain.

Now in its fifth year, 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 two concerts.

Faculty members include Julianne Baird, Geoffrey Williams, and ESI director Michael Barrett.

Audition due date: May 1, 2015

Audition Information

To audition, please click below to visit our page on getacceptd.com.

Submit your digital application

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 2015, please include a selection from an Italian or Spanish composer if possible. Please include composer and title information with your submission.

Many file types for audio and video can be uploaded on the Acceptd website. 

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Scholarships

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.  Application will be posted and linked here when it is available.