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2016-17 Season

BeczalaMay 3, 2017
Piotr Beczała
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BlissNovember 15, 2016
Ben Bliss
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GerhaherDecember 6, 2016
Christian Gerhaher
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NYFOSJanuary 22, 2017
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PiauFebruary 21, 2017
Sandrine Piau
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Oropesa March 11, 2017
Lisette Oropesa
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SchwanewilmsApril 20, 2017
Anne Schwanewilms
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Vocal Arts DC
PO Box 42423
Washington, DC 20015



The George Washington University Department of Music
Goethe-Institut Washington
Levine Music
University of Maryland Opera Studio
Wagner Society DC

"My Favorite Song"

Guest contributors select one song that has a special, personal meaning for them, sharing specific reasons about why they find the music and lyrics irresistible, and choosing a performance that they feel ideally captures the spirit of that song.

Archive of Past Selections

Schools.Take Classical Song to our Schools
Vocal Arts DC gives students at middle and high schools in D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland school districts an introduction to art song. Accompanied by a volunteer from the Vocal Arts Board of Directors, two young, professional singers and an accompanist visit four schools to perform three times a semester. These presentations evoke a wonderful response from the students, many of whom are singers and some who aspire to professional singing careers. More >

Young Artists.Discovery Art Song Competition
To support the development of rising young local singers, Vocal Arts DC holds an annual juried competition for local singers, including Baltimore and Annapolis. Two winners are chosen each year and are engaged by Vocal Arts DC to appear in joint recitals in at least four Washington area venues. This competition and the opportunity for these young artists to appear in recital before the public has become an important feature of vocal education in the greater Washington area. Many winners of the competition have gone on to significant professional careers. More >








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Take Song to our Schools Classroom programs presenting young professional singers and song to students around the region inspire the singers and audience of the future.

Young artists.
Discovery Art Song Competition
An annual, juried competition for singers in the greater Washington area. Find more information here.