Intensive study will focus on developing tools that pianists with advance training require to become accomplished répétiteurs and coaches. Practical training will emphasize skills in coaching diction, cueing the singer, conducting and prompting during rehearsals, learning to accompany recitative and understanding musical and vocal traditions. In tandem with this training, pianists will have a professional experience of performing the duties of an operatic répétiteur. Each day, pianists will receive a group Piano Class, regular Alexander Technique sessions, diction classes, recitative classes and weekly master classes focusing on accompanying artsong.
Pianists in this program will also play integral roles in the NUOVA Festival’s mainstage production in the pit, in the wings and with surtitles.
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Program Dates: May 15 – July 2, 2017
Application Deadline: October 30, 2016 11:59 p.m.
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