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UT Summer music workshops something to sing about

From a summer chorus, to workshops and classes in the classics and Jazz, The University of Toledo Department of Music is offering a variety of opportunities this summer for singers to learn new music, develop their voices and to perform.


June 10-July 10 (Tuesday evenings only, 7-9 p.m.) With the University Summer Chorus, singers can opt to participate in the chorus for free (music is extra) or they can take the chorus as a class to earn college credit (MUS3130). To take it for college credit participants must be enrolled as a student or guest student, and the usual tuition and fees for a one credit hour course will apply. A $15 fee to cover the cost of music will apply to all chorus members.

The University Summer Chorus will perform popular music from Rodgers & Hammerstein and George Gershwin. The chorus will perform Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m. in the UT Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall. After the concert date, students taking the chorus as a class will continue on to participate in the University’s Summer Sings program as part of their class. Non-student chorus members can also participate in Summer Sings if they choose, but there will be a $25 fee to participate in all three sessions, or $9 per session. See below for details.

To sign up for the chorus as a non-student, register by June 6. Just call the UT Department of Music at 419.530.2448 or email [email protected]. Music fee is due by June 10.

July 15, 22, 29 “Summer Sings” serves to promote choral masterworks through voice on experience.  On three successive Tuesday evenings, a reputable conductor will instruct choral singers in a fun-filled study session of a major choral gem culminating in a straight run-through performance.

July 15 - Jesu, meine Freude by Johann Sebastian Bach: Dennis Blubaugh, well-known musician and owner of nationally acclaimed Musical Resources serves as the first conductor. Singers shouldn’t worry about German pronunciation; neutral syllables will likely be employed.
July 22 - Mozart's Requiem: Dr. Steve Hodge, Director of Choral Activities at The University of Toledo since 1989, serves up the Mozart Requiem. This staple in the choral repertoire will receive special attention so you will experience the intensity of emotion this work is famous for. July 29 - Handel's Messiah: Dr. Sandra Frey Stegman, Professor, Bowling Green State University will lead the assemblage through the less well known but powerful choruses of GF Handel's Messiah.  Sandra is well known throughout the Midwest and beyond as an accomplished conductor, adolescent voice expert and popular clinician.

Registration Deadlines/Fees: Register by July 1 and save. Fee is $25 to participate in all three sessions, or $9 per session. (No charge for students taking the University Summer Chorus as a class, since Summer Sings is part of their course.) After July 1, fee is $27 for all three sessions or $10 per session.

June 23-27 - The Art Song Festival and Workshop, directed by Dr. Denise Ritter Bernardini, is dedicated to promoting recital performances as well as training singers and collaborative pianists in the fine art of recital planning and performance. Each participant takes classes in diction, stage movement, vocal coaching, professional development, voice lessons, and master classes.

Art Song faculty is made up of master teachers and professionals who have sung nationally as well as internationally. Coaches are professionals who have collaborated with some of the world’s finest singers and have coached at regional opera houses.

The music for this year’s Festival will be drawn from American composers such as Aaron Copland, Gershwin and more. Festival classes are held on the main campus of UT, with recital performances held in the Recital Hall of the Center for Performing Arts on Wednesday, June 25 and Friday, June 27 at 7 p.m. both nights.

Registration Deadlines/Fees: Register by June 2, or late fee of $25 will apply. Cost is $375 and includes all music and materials needed to participate. For details visit www.ArtSongFestival.com

June 15-21 - The UT Summer Jazz Institute is the place where ALL levels of jazz students can discover and achieve their jazz potential through the study of jazz in one of four exceptional programs: instrumental jazz, vocal jazz, teacher training and jazz appreciation. 

The curriculum is designed to provide fundamental, intermediate and advanced jazz experiences for talented high school, undergraduate and graduate college students. The institute provides a positive and fun learning environment through lectures, master classes, jam sessions, performances, and even a recording experience. Participants immerse themselves in improvisation, performance, arranging, and pedagogy with established professional jazz musician/educators. 

Registration Deadlines/Fees: Register by June 2 or a $25 late fee will apply. Fee is $500 and includes lunch each day plus all music and materials required to participate. For details visit www.SummerJazz.utoledo.edu 

To register online, or for more information on these and other UT Department of Music Summer Music Workshops visit www.tinyurl.com/UTSummerMusic


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