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Stefan Rütter

German For Singers Faculty

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Pianist Stefan Rütter is on the faculty at the Musikhochschule Köln where he works as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach for opera, art song, and oratorio. He received his musical training at the Musikhochschule Köln and studied musicology, dramatics, and philosophy at the Universität Köln. A regular collaborator with the WDR Rundfunkchor, Mr. Rütter also works as an accompanist at international master classes and vocal competitions such as the "Accademia Internazionale Estiva di Cervo" and the "Internationaler Gesangswettbewerb Köln". As a solo accompanist, he has performed with KS Edda Moser and Anja Harteros, among others, and he is a regular accompanist for the ZAV Köln. A prolific author, Mr. Rütter has published extensively in newspapers, through radio features, and in books, with a special thematic emphasis on opera. Mr. Rütter has been on the faculty at Middlebury's "German for Singers and Vocal Coaches" since 2011.

 

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GRMN 3104 - Diction & Culture German Stage      

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes weekly private coachings; performance classes with a focus on expression through correct diction and vocal/musical style, as well as acting for the operatic stage; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program, offered by a German opera agent with years of experience and expertise in the field. Repertoire will include German Lieder, oratorio, and operatic arias for the recital. Students are expected to arrive with a minimum of three songs or arias memorized; additional assignments and work focused on the opera production will be announced during the summer. The following course numbers are only different because they correspond with the language level each student is enrolled in, but all students in the following courses are in the same group, taking the same performance classes, and participating in the same projects and workshops.

Summer 2011, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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GRMN 3194 - Diction & Culture German Stage      

A performance component carries one unit of credit and includes a daily performance class with a focus on expression through correct diction and vocal/musical style, as well as acting for the operatic stage; weekly private coachings; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program, offered by a German opera agent with years of experience and expertise in the field. Repertoire will include German Lieder, oratorio, and operatic arias for the recital. Students are expected to arrive with a minimum of three songs or arias memorized; additional assignments and work focused on the opera production will be announced during the summer.

Summer 2011, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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GRMN 3204 - Diction & Culture German Stage      

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes weekly private coachings; performance classes with a focus on expression through correct diction and vocal/musical style, as well as acting for the operatic stage; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program, offered by a German opera agent with years of experience and expertise in the field. Repertoire will include German Lieder, oratorio, and operatic arias for the recital. Students are expected to arrive with a minimum of three songs or arias memorized; additional assignments and work focused on the opera production will be announced during the summer. The following course numbers are only different because they correspond with the language level each student is enrolled in, but all students in the following courses are in the same group, taking the same performance classes, and participating in the same projects and workshops.

Summer 2011, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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GRMN 3304 - Diction & Culture German Stage      

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes weekly private coachings; performance classes with a focus on expression through correct diction and vocal/musical style, as well as acting for the operatic stage; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program, offered by a German opera agent with years of experience and expertise in the field. Repertoire will include German Lieder, oratorio, and operatic arias for the recital. Students are expected to arrive with a minimum of three songs or arias memorized; additional assignments and work focused on the opera production will be announced during the summer. The following course numbers are only different because they correspond with the language level each student is enrolled in, but all students in the following courses are in the same group, taking the same performance classes, and participating in the same projects and workshops.

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Summer 2011, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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GRMN 3404 - Diction & Culture German Stage      

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes weekly private coachings; performance classes with a focus on expression through correct diction and vocal/musical style, as well as acting for the operatic stage; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program, offered by a German opera agent with years of experience and expertise in the field. Repertoire will include German Lieder, oratorio, and operatic arias for the recital. Students are expected to arrive with a minimum of three songs or arias memorized; additional assignments and work focused on the opera production will be announced during the summer. The following course numbers are only different because they correspond with the language level each student is enrolled in, but all students in the following courses are in the same group, taking the same performance classes, and participating in the same projects and workshops.

Summer 2011, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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