Boesel Musical Arts Center, 218
2014 Guest Artists
Joan Rodgers, soprano
Roger Vignoles, pianist
Andrew Garland, baritone
Warren Jones, pianist
Download the Art Song Festival Flyer here.
Art Song Festival at Baldwin Wallace University
22nd Anniversary Festival
George Vassos, Artistic Director
May 19-24, 2014
Applicants must be a singer/pianist team. Ten teams will be selected to participate in the master classes offered by the guest artists and will perform in recital on the final day of the Festival. All completed applications will receive an audition time. Application deadline is February 1, 2014.
Auditions: Live auditions are preferred while audition videos may be uploaded to http://digitalaudition.bw.edu. Live auditions will be held at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio on Saturday, March 8, 2014 and must be arranged in advance by indicating live audition on the application. On-line audition submissions will be accepted through February 28, 2014. Whether uploading an audition video or auditioning live, all applicants must submit a hard-copy application and application fee.
Application: available for download now.
Information: for more information contact:
Dr. Joanne Uniatowski, Executive Director - ASF
firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-826-7664
The Art Song Festival, which has been a staple of the Cleveland musical scene since 1985, was established by George Vassos, former head of the Voice Department at The Cleveland Institute of Music. In May 2006, The Art Song Festival hosted another successful festival at its new home, the Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University.
The Art Song Festival takes place for one week every other spring. The focus of the week is on the collaborative aspect of art song performance and ten singer-pianist teams participate. Ten teams are chosen through national auditions, and the winners come to Berea for a week of intensive exposure to the highest standards of performance in this extraordinarily rewarding repertoire. Major guest artists offer master classes and recitals throughout the week, which then culminates in a recital by the participants on the final night of the Festival.The Art Song Festival is unique because of its emphasis on singer-pianist collaboration. The Festival brings international concert artists, singers and pianists to Baldwin Wallace University in order to provide the public with the opportunity to hear world renowned artists and to enable talented young singers and pianists to work on an intensive level with the guest artists involved. Participants are chosen as a team and in the master classes they have the opportunity to work with both the featured guest singers and pianists during the course of the Festival. In addition, there are guest lecturers that present material concerning the art song literature and a master class for Baldwin Wallace University Vocal Performance majors. All Festival events are open to the public, and there is a special program offered for auditors.
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