The Art Song Academy of the Vienna Summer Music Festival is a musical and cultural immersion experience for young college and pre-professional singers, as well as collaborative pianists.
Participants will receive intensive individualized art song study, masterclasses, and seminars with subject matter experts, while walking in the footsteps of the great lieder composers in the environment that inspired their masterpieces.
Participants will explore, study, and perform in the cities of Vienna, Salzburg, and Weyer, Austria. During their time at VSMF, they will have first hand exposure to the Austrian culture, German language, and the arts scene of Vienna; the musical capital of the world. Singers will pair with their assigned collaborative pianists over the duration of the session to form and develop the kind of musical partnership that is key to successfully perform art song. In addition to private lessons, the voice/piano duos will receive private coachings to focus on musicality, diction, poetic interpretation, and performing skills. These skills will then be exercised in group masterclasses and seminars and then showcased in art song recitals in the three cities.
The Art Song Academy experience is a holistic approach to the education of art song musicians. This unique cultural and musical immersion and multi-faceted enrichment offered at Vienna Summer Music Festival is a keystone in the education of aspiring art song performers.