Sunday, January 07, 2007

Vancouver International Song Institute

The University of British Columbia campus will be host to the all-new Vancouver International Song Institute this June 17-27, with an illustrious lineup of faculty and artists:

Singers--Benjamin Butterfield, Alan Corbishley, Tracy Dahl, Tyler Duncan, Nancy Hermiston, Phoebe MacRae, Lynne McMurtry, Lambroula Pappas, Susan Platts, and Stephen Varcoe.

Pianists--Allison d'Amato, Terence Dawson, Margo Garrett, Graham Johnson, Laura Loewen, Rena Sharon, and Erika Switzer.

Scholars--Ellen Dissanayake, Richard Kurth, Deen Larson, Michael Tenzer, and Susan Youens.

The VISI list of programs includes offerings for performers, teachers, and casual listeners and will be focusing on the English art song repertoire for its first season. Kudos to Artistic Director Rena Sharon and her team for putting together a much-needed art song festival in a somewhat opera-heavy world. The VISI home page invites you to:

Discover song as…

imaginal theatre
healthcare therapy
anthropological wonder
intuitive collaboration
merged languages


  1. Hi Chris -- not sure if you remember me, but we were at the UBC School of Music at the same time, years ago. :) I'm a web designer these days and recently helped VISI put their site together, so I wanted to say thanks so much for linking to their site! You've got a great blog here and I like your studio site, too.

    All the best,
    Lauren Bacon

  2. Lauren! Long time no talk. The Visi site is really very good, and I especially like the trees on the splash page. Contact me via the email address on the sidebar and tell me more about what you've been up to.