Ensemble Singing Intensive

Ensemble Singing Intensive
July 21-28, 2019
Directed by Michael Barrett


Music of the Italian Renaissance For advanced ensemble singers. Under the direction of Michael Barrett, one-on-a-part ensembles will explore in depth the extraordinarily rich Italian madrigal repertoire by composers such as Monteverdi, de Wert and Marenzio. Emphasis on singing Italian convincingly and developing essential ensemble skills through daily coachings and masterclasses. Additional coaches: Marty Morell (musicologist and Italian madrigal specialist), Geoffrey Williams (director of New York Polyphony), Pamela Dellal, Emily Eagen, Paul Guttry, Danny Johnson, and Temmo Korisheli. Concert Saturday, July 27.

Tuition: $625. Click here for information on Room and Board options. 

Audition due date: April 1, 2019

Audition Information

To audition, please visit our page on getacceptd.com.

You will need to submit:
1. $30 registration fee
2. Your resume or a brief description (one or two paragraphs) summarizing your musical background and experience, including formal and informal training and education.
3. 10-15 minutes of music showing your technique, expression, and understanding of period style. The piece need not be accompanied. For 2019, please include a selection from an Italian composer or source if possible. Please include composer and title information with your submission.

Limited scholarship funds are available, particularly for tenors, baritones, and basses; to apply, provide a cover letter with audition packet that details your experience and goals in the field of early music.  Early Music America also provides scholarships.  You may also consider contacting your local arts and cultural societies about possible funding.  We would be happy to help in providing documentation to assist you in obtaining a third-party scholarship.
Work-Study tuition assistance available in exchange for help with various tasks around the festival.