Summer Art Song Institute at SongFest: May 12 - June 3, 2018

Rosemary Ritter, Founder/Artistic Director

From college freshmen who are learning their first art songs to established recitalists perfecting their song repertoire
SongFest has a program tailor-made for every lover of song.

Simone McIntosh, mezzo-soprano and Leona Cheung, piano ©Jeanine Hill Photography

Simone McIntosh, mezzo-soprano and Leona Cheung, piano
©Jeanine Hill Photography

For Singers

Studio Artist Program

  • Designed for young singers who want to build their technical abilities and repertoire with a maximum of individualized attention. Singers receive a weekly voice lesson, Alexander Technique, private coachings, private afternoon master classes with our resident senior faculty, concert peformances, and attendance at all Professional Program master classes. Generally entering college sophomores and juniors. *Entering high-school seniors over 18 who demonstrate significant promise for a professional career in classical music may be accepted in exceptional cases.

Young Artist Program

  • Designed for singers who have a solid technical basis which allows them to focus on interpretation and singing-acting. Singers receive one voice lesson/week, Alexander Technique, private coachings, private afternoon master classes with our senior faculty, performance workshops, and may receive limited opportunities to perform in Professional Program master classes and concerts. Generally singers who are entering seniors or beginning graduate studies.

Professional Fellowship Program

  • Our highest level program for singers and pianists.  Designed for advanced singers prepared to work at a professional level with the senior faculty in daily master classes, private coachings, and performance projects.  Voice lessons are not included as part of this program.

For Pianists

Pianist Program

  • For pianists with a special interest in vocal collaboration.  Pianists receive coachings, weekly master class performances, concert performances, and pianist ONLY classes and meetings with senior faculty members.

For Interns

Arts Administration Internship Program

  • For organized, motivated, classical music loving individuals interested in hands on experience in arts administration. For more information on Internships, please contact Rosemary Ritter:


NOTE: Still not sure which program is the best fit for you? No worries! Age/education brackets are provided as guidelines. Successful applicants will be placed into the appropriate program by the administration based on the audition, performance experience, repertoire list, and other submitted materials. Apply to one program, and we'll do the rest. All programs offer a rigorous curriculum and the opportunity to perform.