Student participants partner with professional singers and are coached by internationally renowned collaborative pianists. The retreat features classes with Juilliard Professor MARGO GARRETT, CAMERON STOWE, J J PENNA, KEN GRIFFITHS and other VISI visiting pianists and scholars.Professionals are also welcome:
The course also includes lectures about poetry and song analysis with renowned scholars SIMA GODFREY and KEVIN MCNEILLY, courses in dramatic recitation, creative recital presentation, collaborative interaction, business practices, and diction. A performance of student pianists and professional singers will complete the course.
Possible overlap with the Theatre of Art Song program will be considered.
Professional Collaborative Pianists are warmly invited to attend all lectures, masterclasses, and conversations for the entire week or on a drop-in basis with a particular focus on the weekend of June 12-14 for a professional meeting and celebration.
The cost of the retreat for student pianists is $700, and a professional participant pass is $200 for the entire 8-day program [Update: Rena sends word that you can pay $10 for a morning session, $20 for an afternoon session, and $50 for a weekend pass]. In case you're interested in applying, an online application form will be on the VISI website by February 20. Application requirements are already listed on the Collaborative Piano Retreat page, and you can check out payment information here. If you need more info, send an email to info [at] songinstitute dot ca. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks...