Middlebury Language Schools

 

Additional Instructions for the German School

In addition to the general application requirements, applicants to the German School must complete the following (click here for instructions for the 6-week graduate program):

Online Language Assessment

Once we have received your application and the $75 application fee, the German School will email you the instructions for the online assessment, which is required for admission to both 7-week language courses and the graduate level of study.

Submission of the online assessment must be completed before your application will be reviewed for an admissions decision.

For those applying to the 7-week program, the purpose of this assessment is to determine the appropriate level of study, rather than to determine admissibility to the program. Returning 7-week students are required to complete another placement exam.

By applying for admission, you indicate your willingness to accept the placement level deemed appropriate by the German School.

Address for Submitting Materials

German School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
germanschool@middlebury.edu

Supplemental Materials-German for Singers >>

In addition to the materials required for the German 7-week program, applicants to the German for Singers and Vocal Coaches must submit the following:

  • Expanded essay information. Please include, in the "Additional Information" portion of the online application, your reasons for wanting to participate in the German for Singers and Vocal Coaches program in particular, and your career goals. This information will be in addition to, not in place of, the information requested of all applicants to the 7-week German School.
  • Audition tracks by email or file sharing.

    Singers must submit a recent recording of three representative examples of their vocal work. At least one of these examples should be an art song, and one an opera aria. At least one must be from the German repertoire or in German. In addition, please send a recent headshot and the standard information regarding height, costume size, etc. Electronic submission is preferred, CDs are acceptable. Please do NOT send DVDs.

    Pianists must submit a recent recording of three varied selections showing accompaniment of a singer or vocal ensemble. Submission of audiovisual material via YouTube or similar services is encouraged. Should you have audio-visual materials available on the web, please provide all necessary information.

    Address for submitting the recording

    Professor Bettina Matthias
    German Department/FIC
    Middlebury College
    Middlebury, VT 05753
    bmatthia@middlebury.edu

    Selection of the candidates, based on review of all of the application materials, can only be made once all application materials have been received.

    If you have questions regarding the audition recording, please address them to Professor Matthias at bmatthia@middlebury.edu.

    Address for All Other Supporting Materials

    German School
    14 Old Chapel Road
    Middlebury College
    Middlebury, VT 05753
    germanschool@middlebury.edu

Apply Now >>

The application for the 2015 Language Schools will be available on October 1st, 2014.