Summer Art Song Institute at SongFest: May 25- June 24, 2019

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 are working on a solid technical basis allowing them to focus on interpretation and singing-acting. Singers receive two voice lessons/week, daily yoga, voice, private coaching, private afternoon master classes with our senior faculty, poetry and song class, performance workshops, and concert opportunities. Generally singers who are entering freshman, sophomore and junior undergraduate

Young Artist Program

  • Designed for singers who have a solid technical basis which allows them to focus on interpretation and singing-acting. Singers receive two voice lessons/week, daily yoga, voice, private coaching, private afternoon master classes with our senior faculty, performance workshops, Poetry and Song workshop, acting class, concerts opportunities and may receive opportunities to perform in Professional Program master classes. 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 in daily master classes and private duo coaching with the senior faculty and performance projects Professional singers are asked to prepare repertoire of their choice in addition to being assigned repertoire for themed concerts. 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 coaching, weekly master class performances, concert performances, and pianist ONLY classes and meetings with senior piano 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: songfest@earthlink.net


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.