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NATS Intern Program at UWEC
June 7-17, 2011


All events are open to the public and held in Phillips Recital Hall
in the Haas Fine Arts Center unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

2:00 p.m.  Scott McCoy Lecture, Program Director and past president of NATS
                   "Establishing a Fact-Based Pedagogy" - Choir Room, Rm. 143
                    Singers might not need to know their cricoid cartilage from their patella, but
                    a teacher certainly should. Voicepedagogy built from a factual foundation 
                    can lead to quicker, more precise diagnosis of vocal problems, while 
                    providing insights into their effective cure. Creativity and invention are still 
                    required!
7:30 p.m.  David Small Lecture, master teacher
                    "From Studio to Stage to Studio: The Life and Times of an Artist-Teacher" 
                    Phillips Recital Hall
                    A candid talk about my personal path from student to artist to artist-teacher,
                    or, 'Confessions of a Reluctant Pedagogue.'

Thursday, June 9, 2011

2:00 p.m.  Claudia Catania Lecture, master teacher 
                   "Artists Are Here to Disturb the Peace."...James Baldwin
                   Phillips Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.  Masterclass by Marietta Simpson, master teacher
                   Featuring singers from the NATS intern program with pianist Barbara Young

Friday, June 10, 2011

2:00 p.m.  Christopher Arneson Lecture, master teacher
                   "Repertoire from a Developmental Perspective" - Phillips Recital Hall
                   Literature for Teaching: Aligning Repertoire with Pedagogical goals. 
                  
Why not assign all of the 24 Italian Songs, "An die Musik," "Nacht und 
                   Traume," "Chanson d'amour," "Automne," a couple Hoiby/Hundley songs 
                   and then get on to the arias already? Why not assign the songs and arias 
                   which you sang?  We will be making a case for a more thoughtful approach
                   of assigning vocal literature and venturing beyond the "justly famous."
7:30 p.m.  David Small Masterclass
                Phillips Recital Hall

Saturday, June 11, 2011

2:00 p.m.  Marietta Simpson Lecture, master teacher
                   "Song to the Dark Virgin: The Music of My People"
                   A discussion of the music of African-American Composers…
                   from the spiritual to the art song.
7:30 p.m.  Repertoire Demonstration and Discussion: "Selecting Student Repertoire"
                   by Christopher Arneson, master teacher
                   Performances by NATS interns with pianists Barbara Young and Lori Cruciani

Monday, June 13, 2011

2:00 p.m.  Lecture:  From the Neuropsychobiological Sciences - Voice Education That Is 
                   Faster, Deeper, and "Stickier"
                   
                   by Leon Thurman, Ed.D, Specialist Voice Educator
7:30 p.m.  Masterclass by Claudia Catania, master teacher
                  with singers from the NATS intern program and pianist Barbara Young

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

2:00 p.m.  Vocal Literature Session I:  New Publications for Student Lessons, 
                    Competition, and Recitals
 
                    Cynthia Vaughn, with performances by the NATS Interns with pianists
                       Barbara Young and Lori Cruciani
                    Phillips Recital Hall
                    Highlights of new publications for the voice studio, including reading 
                   
session and demonstrations.
7:30 p.m.  Recital by David Small-baritone, master teacher, and pianist Owen Lovell
                    Phillips Recital Hall
                    Featuring excerpts from Schubert's Die Winterreise, Don Quichotte by Ravel,
                    and arias and duets from Carmen and The Pearlfishers.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

2:00 p.m.  Masterclass by Christopher Arneson, master teacher
                   Featuring singers from the NATS intern program with pianist Owen Lovell
7:30 p.m.  Vocal Literature Session II:  Repertoire for Artist/Faculty and Graduate Students 
                   Cynthia Vaughn, with performances by the NATS Interns and pianist Lori Cruciani
                   Phillips Recital Hall
               An overview of new publications for faculty/artist performances, plus a
                collaborative lecture/recital for artist/researchers

Thursday, June 16, 2011

2:00 p.m.  Final recital featuring 24 student singers from UW-Eau Claire 
                   with pianists Lori Cruciani and Owen Lovell
                Phillips Recital Hall

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.