Vocal Arts

[FCM Vocal]

Under the leadership of soprano Dawn Upshaw, it is the mission the Vocal Arts Program to offer singers a diverse range of projects in the song, chamber, orchestral, and contemporary repertoire.

"The vocal program at the TMC was, and continues to be, the pinnacle of any program I've ever been a part of…I wish I could return every summer for the rest of my life. I aspire to be as generous, giving, and open as each faculty member is at TMC, and I know that the faculty and colleagues-turned-family will remain with me for the rest of my life and career."   --2018 Vocal Fellow Katherine Beck


2019 Vocal Fellows will participate in:

  • SONG performances from the central canon and beyond, coached by faculty members such as Tony Arnold, Stephanie Blythe, Margo Garrett, Alan Smith, and Dawn Upshaw.

  • VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC, collaborating with TMC instrumentalists, from both the standard and contemporary repertoire

  • Performances with the TMC ORCHESTRA

  • An intensive exploration of BACH CANTATAS, led by composer and Bach specialist JOHN HARBISON

  • Projects during the world-renowned FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC, including the opera The Cricket Recovers by Richard Ayres in concert version.

The balance of assignments is based on the determination of the faculty during the audition process.

Master-classes with major artists visiting the Boston Symphony and with resident faculty round out a summer that offers each singer a welcoming space to collaborate and perform at the highest level-all this surrounded by the natural beauty of the Berkshire Hills.