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BENEFITS OF ART SONG Each participant takes classes in diction, stage movement, vocal coaching, professional development, voice lessons, and master classes, and learns new music from modern and traditional composers. Festival classes are held on the beautiful campus of The University of Toledo. With all of our recital performances being held in the Recital Hall of the Center for Performing Arts. Participants who stay in the dorms are on campus less than two blocks from the CPA.
FACULTY Art Song faculty is made up of master teachers and professionals who have sung nationally as well as internationally. Coaches are professionals who have collaborated with some of the world’s best singers and have coached at regional opera houses.
PAST STUDENT REVIEWS
“The Art Song Festival was a fantastic experience! I'm not even a voice major (I'm a piano major), but I benefited greatly from this opportunity to sing with singers of such high calibre and talent.” Angie
“Art Song Festival was a blast! As a vocal performance major, I always want more stage time, and the Festival provided me with opportunities for solo performance. Any aspiring classical singers NEED to make Art Song Festival a part of their summer. Prepare to be challenged and to have fun!” Sarah
“The Art Song Festival was by far the best experience I have ever had musically. It gave me time to focus on my voice and how to be a complete musician. I would recommend this festival to anyone who is serious about singing.” Stephanie
REGISTRATION/PREPARATION To become a Festival Artist you must register online, and mail in a recording of two art songs from contrasting styles in English, Italian, German, or French. CD is preferred. The recording, registration form, and the $100 non-refundable fee are due by MAY 31. Registrants who apply after that date will not be guaranteed a performance slot and will be subject to a $25 late registration fee. No registrations will be accepted after June 15. Festival Artists are given music in advance and must come with all of their assigned music prepared for additional coaching and lessons. Each participant will be given at least three songs. Plus it is encouraged to bring a few of your favorite songs with you.
Tuition for everyone - $375 (the $100 application fee is applied to the tuition)
Tuition does NOT include travel expenses, or food. While the registration fee is non-refundable, your tuition is refundable only before June 10. After that it is non-refundable. Tuition can be made in one payment or in installments. All tuition, including any late fees, is due by June 23. Checks should be made payable to the UT Dept. of Music - Art Song and mailed to the address below.
FOOD Meals are not included.
HOUSING Housing is available in on-campus dorms and is $100-$162 for the week, depending on the options you choose. This can be ordered when you register for Art Song, but you will pay UT's Residence Life office. More information will be provided.
TRAVEL Travel is not covered. The nearest airports are Toledo Express Airport (TOL) or the Detroit Metro (DTW) airport. Toledo is also serviced by Amtrak and Greyhound. Transportation to and from the airport/station is on your own.
THE UT CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS IS LOCATED (see a map) at Towerview W and W Rocket Drive on the main campus of the University of Toledo. Parking during the Festival is free, but please let us know when you register if you will be parking on campus during the Festival.
MAILING ADDRESS: (for fees & recordings)
Art Song Festival & Workshop
c/o UT Department of Music
2801 West Bancroft Street, MS 605
Toledo, OH 43606
“If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.” Gustav Mahler