a diverse set
of experiences within the repertoire.
"The summer I spent at Tanglewood was probably the most important and productive of my student years. The incredible beauty of the setting, being exposed to such a rich and diverse range of music making, the quality of instruction, the level of accomplishment among my peers…all these things provided constant inspiration." -Dawn Upshaw, Vocal Fellow 1983
It is the mission of the Vocal Arts Program to provide its Fellows a diverse set of experiences within the vocal repertoire. Fellows in the Vocal Arts Program participate in art song, chamber music, and opera projects, the balance of which is based on the interests of the applicant and the determination of the faculty during the audition process.
Projected projects for 2017 include:
- Performances of SCHUBERT LIEDER AND CHAMBER MUSIC, performed with pianist Emanuel Ax and principal players of the Boston Symphony
- Performances with the TMC ORCHESTRA
- An evening of songs by Stephen Sondheim, performed with the Boston Pops in Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood
- An intensive exploration and performances of BACH CANTATAS, lead by composer and Bach specialist JOHN HARBISON
- A program devoted to the AMERICAN SONGBOOK, and to the celebration of the 100th birthday year of Ella Fitzgerald
- VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC, collaborating with TMC instrumentalists, from both the standard and contemporary repertoire
- A program of works on German poetry lead by STEPHANIE BLYTHE
- ART SONG projects from the central canon and beyond
And other projects to be announced.
All Vocal Fellows will take part in weekly classes with master teacher Sanford Sylvan, and in master-classes with major artists visiting the Boston Symphony, as well as with resident faculty including Stephanie Blythe, Alan Smith, Lucy Shelton, and Dawn Upshaw.