The German for Singers and Vocal Coaches program integrates the study of German language, literature, and culture with the study and performance of German vocal music.
As participants in the German School, all students in the German for Singers and Vocal Coaches program are required to speak German at all times. This approach to language study, which makes use of Middlebury's Language Pledge, ensures that students will attain a high degree of language proficiency in a relatively short period of time. Inside this structured world, singers and coaches will gain some of the skills required to become professional artists.
Lectures and master classes, private coaching, and individual tutoring will complement formal classroom instruction. In a carefully structured environment of immersion in German language and culture, students will gain the skills and confidence required to become singing artists with German language proficiency and insight into the vocal repertoire of German-speaking cultures.
Note: The German for Singers and Vocal Coaches application requires submission of additional materials. Interested students should review the requirements for both the regular Language Schools application for the 7-week German School and the German for Singers application, found here.