The Song Scholarship and Performance (SSP) program at VISI is a collaborative seminar in which singers, pianists and an interdisciplinary array of academics work together in an environment that dissolves the boundaries between scholarship and performance. In this program, music historians, music theorists, and scholars of German poetry and culture will have the opportunity to work intimately with singers and pianists, and vice versa. We will share our ideas through lectures, master classes, seminar workshops, coachings, and personalized mentoring sessions, all the while making valuable professional connections. Student scholars and performers will also put their ideas into practice by collaborating with each other in a lecture-recital and a final concert performance.
The thematic focus of SSP 2012 is on the songs of Johannes Brahms and Hugo Wolf. Poems to be discussed will therefore include the work of a range of 19th-century figures, such as Goethe, Heine, Eichendorff, and Mörike, as well as lesser-known figures such as Klaus Groth and Georg Friedrich Daumer. In addition, we will explore other repertoire and topics within the art song universe, according to our interests.
Assistant Professor of Musicianship (Music History and Theory)
Mary Pappert School of Music
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
phone (412) 396-4355
fax (412) 396-5479
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