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
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.