Vocal Artistry's Art Song Festival is an annual festival open to all students, singers, and pianists living in the state of New Mexico. Our goal is to encourage the further study of Art Song repertoire which plays a vital role in sculpting classical singers. Open performances by singers and pianists from all over the state are held throughout the weekend before a guest faculty, including international artists and representatives from the best music conservatories. Master Classes and open performances for all levels of singers and collaborative pianists are open to the public. Scholarship Winners are then chosen based on talent and artistic achievement. A final Concert and Reception, open to the public, is held to distribute Scholarship Awards from the Community. From the Community, For the Community.
Completed application by deadline, August 15th, 2020 of the festival year
$15 application fee (checks made out to AMTA Albuquerque Music Teachers Association) Vocal Artistry in memo
Repertoire to include two contrasting art songs including one in the language being featured that year. It does not have to be by a composer of that language. This excludes all arias, baroque and classical. An art song is music composed for one voice and piano. For the Junior and High School divisions, a specific language song is optional.
A competition accompanist will be provided; however, you may provide your own pianist if desired. Please send copies of your repertoire with your application if you would like to use a staff pianist.
Original scores must be provided for the judges, no photocopies will be accepted.
Provide a legible English translation of all song in a different language.
The prizes have been donated in honor of some of the wonderful musicians, teachers, and mentors that have paved the way for Vocal Artistry in our community. We are thankful to these leaders and also to the people who have so generously donated funds in their honor.
The Vocal Artistry Art Song Festival scheduled in April has been postponed until September 4-5. The new Application Deadline is August 15, 2020. Use the fillable application forms to complete your application with accuracy. If you have already submitted your application and plan on participating in September you need not apply again. If you will not be participating in September please inform VAASF by email.
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