Thursday, July 23 2:00 – 5:00pm
Featuring 2015 Art of Song Academy Fellows
ART OF SONG PROGRAM
This program, for a small cohort of eight singers and four pianists is devoted to the study and performance of Art Song. During this two-week session, participants study with all faculty members, voice and piano, thus receiving advice from a variety of musical traditions and perspectives. The session also offers detailed study of text, diction, and action coaching. Our goal is to provide the selected Fellows the luxury of total immersion in Art Song in a community of artists from around the world.
Martin Katz has been dubbed “the gold standard of accompanists” by The New York Times. His 45-year career has taken him to 5 continents, collaborating with the world’s most celebrated singers in recital and recording. Marilyn Horne, Frederica von Stade, Kathleen Battle, David Daniels, Karita Mattila, and Jose Carreras are among his regular partners, and he has recorded for RCA, CBS, BMG, EMI and Decca labels.
Katz is also active as a conductor and editor. He has led opera productions for San Francisco’s Merola program, the BBC, Tokyo’s NHK, as well as innumerable performances in Ann Arbor. His editions of baroque and bel canto operas have been performed in Houston, Ottawa, and at the Metropolitan Opera. At the University of Michigan for more than three decades, he has chaired the program in collaborative piano and coached vocal repertoire for singers and pianists alike. His students are working all over the world.
Now an author too, Mr. Katz’s first opus, The Complete Collaborator, has been published by Oxford Univ. Press.