Each year the French Department honors an outstanding graduating senior with the Stephen A. Freeman Prize.  The award was established in 2002 with proceeds from the Stephen A. Freeman fund, a generous gift from Jerry and Carol Waldorf Lohr '58 to support undergraduate instruction in French. 

Dr. Freeman joined the faculty at Middlebury in 1925 as a Professor of French and Dean of the French Language School.  While serving Middlebury for 45 years, he held many administrative and academic appointments, including that of interim president three times.  In addition it was he who established our first school abroad in Paris. 

To learn more about Dr. Stephen A. Freeman, his remarkable life and contributions, please visit the following links:

Dr. Freeman celebrates his 100th birthday

Stephen A. Freeman dies

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News & Events

THANK YOU to Lois and Harvey Watson for our newly endowed French Department! Read more...

The Inaugural Lecture, for The Lois B. Watson Professor of French, titled "Big Life, Little Death" was delivered by Paula Schwartz on April 14, 2015. 

Announcing the 2015 Recipient of the Freeman Prize -
Julia Angeles '15!
Julia is a French major who spent her junior year abroad studying in Bordeaux. Her senior thesis is entitled “Aliénation sociale et formation identitaire dans L’Exil Selon Julia de Gisèle Pineau,” for which she will receive highest honors.  Julia has also played an active role in the organization “Language in Motion,” an outreach program that promotes collaboration between Middlebury students and secondary school teachers of foreign languages.


 

Private Music Lessons

Fall 2015 Private Music Lessons
Online registration: September 15-19

Lessons begin: September 21

AFFILIATE ARTISTS 2015 - 2016

Affiliate%20Artists

 

Bagpipes and Celtic Whistle,
Irish and Scottish Harp

Timothy Cummings, bagpipes,
Irish whistle
pipingtim@gmail.com

Dominique Dodge, Celtic harp
dominiquetheharper@hotmail.com

Drums

Russ Lawton, drums
sub55@live.com

Fiddle, Banjo,
Beginning Mandolin

Peter Sutherland
epact@gmavt.net

Guitar

Paul Asbell,
acoustic/electric guitar
pasbell@paulasbell.com

Dayve Huckett, acoustic/electric
guitar and ukulele
dayvehuckett@hotmail.com

Eric Despard, classical guitar
edespard@comcast.net

Harmonica

Mark Lavoie, harmonica
lavoie@gmavt.net

Piano, Harpsichord,
and Organ

Sadie Brightman, piano
sadiedb@gmail.com

Diana Fanning, piano
fanning@middlebury.edu

Emory Fanning, organ
efanning@middlebury.edu

Dick Forman, jazz piano
forman@middlebury.edu

Cynthia Huard, piano, harpsichord
huard@middlebury.edu

Natasha Koval Paden, piano
william.paden@uvm.edu

 

 

Strings

Paul Reynolds, viola
pkr10@hotmail.com

Katherine Winterstein, violin
kathwint@mac.com

Dieuwke Davydov, cello
ddcello@gmail.com

Glendon Ingalls, bass
ingallstaff2@comcast.net

Voice

Carol Christensen
christen@middlebury.edu

Dick Forman, jazz voice
forman@middlebury.edu


Susanne Peck

lunalove@gmavt.net

Beth Thompson
tosca@vermontel.net

Winds, horns and reeds

Miles Donahue, saxophone
milesdonahue@comcast.net

Mia Fritze,
french horn
mmfritze@gmail.com

Dan Frostman, oboe
dfrostma@middlebury.edu

Glendon Ingalls, trumpet
ingallstaff2@comcast.net

Bear Irwin, trombone
birwin@rssu.org

Anne Janson, flute
anne.janson1@gmail.com

Steven Klimowski, clarinet
clarinetster@gmail.com

Opportunities in French

Internships in France

If you are an American citizen between the ages of 20 and 30 with a proficiency in French and an interest in education, then the Teaching Assistant Program in France is for you!

· Spend 7-9 months in France with a stipend
· Master the French language through linguistic immersion
· Acquire valuable teaching experience
· Gain privileged insights into contemporary France

For more information, please visit the website
www.FrenchCulture.org/AssistantshipProgram


Grant for travel to France

Each year the French Cultural Services in the United States offer 50 Youth International Meetings grants to young French-speaking Americans that allow them to discover a region of France and to attend a major cultural event. All expenses (accommodation, meals, activities) are covered by the French Embassy, including the round trip airfare to Paris.

This year, applicants from New England (less Connecticut) will have the possibility to travel to Avignon during the town's world renowned theater festival.


Who can participate?

Participants must be between 18 and 25 years old at the time of entry into France. Participants must have an interest in French culture and  proficiency in French.

How to apply?
Visit the French Consulate website and follow the instructions.
If you have further question, contact Samantha André.


With French, you can:

  • communicate with French speakers around the world: French is an official language in 32 countries and governments and is spoken by over 200 million people.
  • find careers in many areas, including banking and finance, tourism, international trade.
  • appreciate French and francophone culture and its impact on literature, philosophy, cuisine, fashion, and the arts.