An advanced summer program for classical singers with interest in Baroque music and Historically Informed Performance Practice. Designed for singers on the cusp of professional careers, the Vocal Fellows Program provides opportunities for education and career advancement within the context of Bach Akademie’s annual Charlotte Bach Festival.
The 2020 Vocal Fellows will be the featured soloists in the festival closing masterwork. They will also understudy their respective arias in the three Bach Experience concerts performed throughout the week.
In addition to the works above, they will rehearse and perform the Opening Celebration Concert of the Festival alongside their professional colleagues. Lastly, the Vocal Fellows benefit from a specific curriculum that includes individual coachings, masterclasses, workshops, and roundtable discussions.
Previous workshop/roundtable topics have included style and interpretation, entrepreneurship and career development, and vocal health. Vocal Fellows are underwritten by the generous contribution of the Maurer family. Housing, transportation, and a per diem are included in the Vocal Fellows contract.
There are four components of the application process:
Applications for the 2020 Vocal Fellows Program must be completed and received by March 1, 2020. Notifications will be sent by March 15, 2020. Confirmation of participation must be received by Bach Akademie Charlotte by April 15, 2020. To accept this offer, Vocal Fellows must be able to commit to the entire schedule as delineated above.
MM - Director, Vocal Fellows Program
Scott Allen Jarrett, DMA
Artistic Director, Bach Akademie Charlotte
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, DMA
Soprano, Artistic Staff
Tuesday, June 9
Wednesday, June 10
Saturday, June 20
Sunday, June 21
Chelsea Helm, Soprano
Molly McGuire, Mezzo-soprano
Aaron Cates, Tenor
Harrison Hintzsche, Baritone
Olivia Miller, Soprano
Lauren Russell, Mezzo-soprano
Blake Beckemeyer, Tenor
William Marshall, Baritone