A one-of-a-kind summer intensive for pianists interested in vocal accompanying
The Piano program, along with the Professional singer program, have been SongFest’s signature program for the past twenty years.
Nowhere will you be exposed to more song repertoire, extraordinary teachers, and colleagues who share your passion at a higher level in a shorter amount of time than at SongFest: a one-month art song intensive that will expose you to new ideas of programming, repertoire, approaches to style, piano technique, coaching, vocal production and more through over 40 masterclasses with over 15 internationally esteemed faculty members.
Who should apply
Successful applicants (generally in their graduate studies, working on advanced degrees, or working professionally) demonstrate the technical and artistic ability to perform at the highest level in concerts and public masterclasses in a variety of languages and repertoire with our roster of internationally distinguished faculty.
with the best piano faculty
Pianists will participate in every aspect of the festival:
1) work intensively with our senior distinguished piano faculty, including Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, and Alan Smith
2) perform in public concerts and master classes
3) receive Alexander Technique
4) work with composers
5) attend workshops and panels.
6) small group sessions "for pianists only" with senior piano faculty, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, and Alan Smith
7) private lessons with our senior faculty
Find your next recital partners
Regular meetings and group discussions illuminate different career paths and foster a sense of camaraderie. Over the years, many participants have forged wonderful friendships that have led to collaborative projects: duo projects, recital tours, and concert series (read more about our alumni here). Individual mentoring and private lessons with SongFest's dynamic coaching team are available upon request.