Masterclasses and Lectures
The fastest and most exciting way to learn about Art Song is to attend masterclasses and lectures by internationally-renowned artists and scholars. Join the VISI community of artists and listeners and learn about the poetry, the history of the songs, and the elements of style and emotion that make performances passionate and meaningful. It's an intense and fascinating learning environment, and you are invited!
Every day at VISI there are opportunities to attend masterclasses. All the lectures are linked to repertoire that will be performed in Thematic masterclasses. You can also drop in at the many other daily masterclasses. See our Detailed Daily Schedule for information on Coaching schedules, so you can attend classes with all your favourites!
The audience at a masterclass - listeners, students, and VISI faculty.
There are several Programs of Study at VISI from which to choose your auditing activities:
Interdisciplinary Song Scholarship and Performance: Mahler, Strauss and the fin-de-siècle Lied
An intensive gathering among academic scholars in Music Theory, Music History in collaboration with renowned performing artists
Art Song Lab
The collaborative program for poets, composers and performers includes afternoon seminars with distinguished poets and composers at the Canadian Music Centre, and interactive workshops at the VSO School of Music on the afternoons/evenings of June 4, 5, 6. Visit www.artsonglab.com for more information, or see the Detailed Daily Schedule (coming soon).
Theatre of Art Song
Our three-week program includes 4-6 hours of masterclasses each day that are open for listeners. Experience the artist's domain of study with the Emerging Artists who are mentored by the VISI faculty. See the Detailed Daily Schedule (coming soon) for information about coaches for each session.
French Mélodie Immersion
The realm of French Art Song is explored with some of the world's top experts in its interpretation and performances. Learn about the elements of its poetry, craft, style, and artistry. See the Detailed Daily Schedule (coming soon) for complete information.
VISI 2013 fees for Drop-In Visitors and Auditors:
All passes are available during the Institute at the VISI Desk, in the lobby of the UBC School of Music. Cash or cheque only.
Registration and payment (cash or cheque) is only available at the venue. Registration and payment is not available on-line for drop-in visitors and auditors.