PERFORMANCE

The core of the MAP Performance Program is to teach the intricacies of effective and communicative vocal repertoire performance with art-song as our primary focus.  While opera might be big and flashy, art song presents a much more difficult task: how to communicate without the crutches of sets, costumes, and other characters.

 

Each individual student (singers and pianists) will be challenged in level-specific repertoire and performance opportunities.  Following final enrollment in MAP, the faculty will review all audition materials to determine the appropriate level for each enrolled student.   In collaboration with you and your teacher, MAP will then assign repertoire linked to our theme that will feature you in a number of performances and venues in England. 

We are THRILLED to announce that bel canto and Mozartian icon, Bruce Ford, will be joining MAP for a multi-day residency working on 19th century canzone di salotto (salon songs).  These songs were written by the leading opera composers of the day for their star singers to perform at patron events and parties.  Mr. Ford helped unearth and record them with Opera Rara.  This is an unprecedented opportunity to work on specialized repertoire with an absolute master!

Program Curriculum:

  • Applied lessons (approximately 8-12)

  • Art song coaching (approximately 10-12)

  • Opera aria or solo piano repertoire coaching (app. 6)

  • Language Diction coaching/lessons

  • Movement and Interpretation classes

  • English Music Lecture Series

  • Song Repertoire Lectures

  • Master class performances with MAP faculty

  • Master class performances with Guest Master Teachers

Performance Opportunities

  • One recital performance in Oxford

  • Two recital performances in Cornwall

  • Performances of Händel's Messiah in Cornwall

  • MAP-on-Tap (performances of lighter repertoire in local pubs)

  • Master classes