INDIVIDUAL COACHING: Participants receive frequent coaching sessions in voice and piano as preparation for master-class performance. In addition, intensive training in German elocution is provided in two stages:
1) individual coaching in the fundamentals of traditional ”stage German", leading to professionally acceptable pronunciation;
2) coaching in formal recitation of lyric poetry with Viennese actors and actresses.
Cynthia Hoffmann, one of America's premier voice teachers and an expert in Alexander Technique, is a member of the voice faculties of Manhattan School of Music and
The Juilliard School, where she served as Chair from 1995 to 2006.
MICHAEL McMAHON The pianist and vocal coach Michael McMahon, Professor at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, is one of Canada's foremost accompanists and an illustrious mentor of the Lied repertoire.
The young Austrian actress Waltraud Österreicher is a professional training specialist whose seminars in the techniques of imaginative expression for the performer are much in demand.
A native of northern Germany, Dr. Reinhold Schaffrath is an experienced actor, singer, voice teacher, and stage director, whose hobbies include the writing of poetry.
Benno Schollum, an international authority in German singing diction, teaches at the Vienna Academy of Music and is well-known internationally as a baritone concert soloist.
Armin Zanner is Artistic Director of the Franz-Schubert-Institut. He was born in Scotland to German and Scottish parents, is a baritone and Deputy Head of Vocal Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.