Thursday, July 27, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Carmel Presbyterian Church
Virginia Best Adams Masterclasses are free and open to the public.
Each year the Festival selects four singers from hundreds of international applications. These emerging artists join the Festival and study with Festival principal artists. The busy schedule includes six working sessions which are open free to the general public, dozens of private coachings, and a special Showcase Concert. In the informal working sessions, the audience shares in the excitement as the coaches and young artists explore all aspects of performing Baroque vocal music, including vocal technique, musical style, foreign language skills, and artistic communication.
The Adams Masterclass is distinguished by the Festival’s master teachers. Conductor and harpsichordist Michael Beattie is Masterclass Director. Sessions are also led by Festival Associate Conductor Andrew Megill (Director of Choral Activities at the Univ. of Illinois) and by Festival vocal soloists from the US and UK.
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