July 25, 1997

Middlebury College Language Schools' New German for Singers Program Goes to Stowe

Students and faculty of the German for Singers program, part of the Middlebury College Language Schools, have put together a program for guests of the Trapp Family Lodge this summer, in Stowe.

The German for Singers program is directed by Dr. Brenda Smith, coordinator of musical activities at the German School, one of the eight summer session schools within the Middlebury College Language Schools program. German for Singers integrates the study of the German language, literature, and culture with music history, vocal pedagogy, and performance. Lectures and master classes, private coaching, and individual tutoring complement formal classroom instruction. In a carefully structured, total-immersion environment, students gain the skills and confidence required to become singing artists with German language proficiency and insight into the vocal repertoire of German-speaking cultures.

The Trapp Family Lodge engagement will consist of vocal selections with piano accompaniment, and will include music by Mozart, Schumann, and selections from Brahms' Liebeslieder Walzer among others.