Aspen Music Festival And School

The Art of Singing: A Summit for Vocal Pedagogues

July 19-23, 2022

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Join the Aspen Music Festival and School’s internationally renowned artist-faculty and prestigious guests for a first-ever Aspen summit on the art of singing. This program has been created for collegiate and private voice teachers working with the advanced classical vocal artist. The program will include vocal pedagogy presentations and teaching demonstrations, with time for questions and discussion. The focus on working with vocalists in the studio will be supported by presentations showcasing the newest developments in caring for the professional voice, the science of learning, the world of opera for the young artist, and more. Conference participants are invited to attend the dress rehearsal of Aspen Music Festival’s production of Falstaff starring Bryn Terfel, and may attend the final performance at a special ticket price discounted for Summit attendees.



Additional Visiting Presenters and Industry Professionals


Topics for presentations and panel discussions will include:

  • Breathing for Singing 101
  • Phonation and Registration
  • Practical Vocal Acoustics
  • The Art of Singing: Aspen faculty work with Aspen Opera Theater Vocal Artists
  • The Musician's Mind: Teaching, Learning, and Performance in the Age of Brain Science
  • Maintenance of the Professional Voice
  • Bel Canto to Broadway
  • Future of the Classically Trained Singer and Opera
  • The Needs and Career of the Advanced Young Artist


Program Costs

  • Program Cost - $375

  • Optional Housing at the Stonebridge Inn

    • Check in on July 19 at 4 pm
      Check out July 23 at 10 am

    • Double Occupancy (assigned a roommate) - $425
      (4 nights plus breakfast)

    • Single Occupancy (king or 2 doubles but no roommate) - $825
      (4 nights plus breakfast)

  • Public transportation available for free from Stonebridge to Aspen Music Festival and School Campus and into downtown Aspen



Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO