COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Middlebury College is taking immediate measures in response to current health events. Due to these restrictions on visitors and gatherings, ALL ARTS EVENTS THROUGH APRIL 12 HAVE BEEN CANCELED.

Hirschfield International Film Series 2019-2020

Extraordinary foreign and independent films, screened on most Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. in Dana Auditorium at the Sunderland Language Center, plus special events and lectures (times vary; see listings for details).

German theater

Since 2001, Middlebury’s German Department has had a standing and very successful German Theater Group. Between 2002 and 2014, it won Mt. Holyoke College's German Theater Competition seven times! Founded and directed by Prof. Bettina Matthias, this group stages two full-length plays in German each year.

Activities

Middlebury’s German Department offers  its students much more than just excellent in-class instruction and a unique study-abroad experience. Co- and extra-curricular offerings abound as you can see. (Click the links for photos and more details.)

Why German?

Connect with us virtually!

Guten Tag! If you are a new or prospective student who would like to learn more about German at Middlebury, we’d be happy to schedule a virtual meeting with you. Please contact the chair Dr. Florence Feiereisen. We’re looking forward to connecting with you!

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German at Middlebury

Connect with us virtually!

Guten Tag! If you are a new or prospective student who would like to learn more about German at Middlebury, we’d be happy to schedule a virtual meeting with you. Please contact the chair Dr. Florence Feiereisen. We’re looking forward to connecting with you!

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Professor writes German textbook for opera singers and musicians

During her sabbatical leave in Germany during 2008-09, Bettina Matthias (German) researched and wrote a German textbook for opera singers and musicians. Having taught in the "German for Singers and Vocal Coaches" program in the German Summer Language School since 2000, she decided to dedicate her sabbatical to writing a much-needed book that takes into account this special group's needs, abilities, interests and professional realities. Her research brought her into contact with some of Germany's finest musicians, opera houses, agents, conservatories, professors and directors, and the final result will prepare singers both linguistically and culturally for auditions, projects and work in the German-speaking world.

Award-winning German Theater Group founded by faculty member

Since 2001, Bettina Matthias (German) has worked with German students, from first-semester to graduating senior, in Middlebury's German Theater Group. What started as an alternative to the typical final paper in late 2001 has grown into a very successful staple in the German Department and on campus, a steady group with at least 10 members at any given time, that has won the German Theater Competition at Mt. Holyoke College five times and has performed nine full-length plays in German. In fall, we will celebrate our tenth production together.