Singing French Art Songs with Style

About Singing French Art Songs with Style

Take your singing in French to a new emotional level and pronounce those vowels with confidence. Learn tips about interpreting poetry that will infuse your performance with depth. You will learn about poets like Mallarmé, Leconte de Lisle, Paul Verlaine, and others. My background includes a PhD in French poetry as well as a lifelong interest in singing and interpreting poetry aloud in university settings, conferences, and among poets. You will take with you pointers on inflection and a cheat sheet on French phonetics, as well as resources for understanding French poetry. The class will be taught in English, so no language skills necessary, although a familiarity with art songs is helpful. See you there!

This class is limited to 40 students.

Class Goals

  • Goal 1: Learn to read French using phonetics;
  • Goal 2: Learn to sing using more nuanced French inflection;
  • Goal 3: Learn to interpret the poetry in songs you sing;

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This class will be offered on April 23 as part of LESSONFEST, our weeklong festival of free classes and activities.

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Single session on Sunday, April 23, at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT | 18:00 UTC.

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Enrolled students receive lifetime access to the video recording of the class.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
Singing French Art Songs with Style
Sandra Simmons

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Sandra Simmons

Sandra Simmons

Passionate about French language, culture, and the broader francophone community, I have been a professor and teacher for over 20 years. I also lived in France for 10 years while working in the music business for an independent record label. While teaching high school, I taught all levels of French, including 4AP and French 5 along with French 1 for absolute beginners. One year I taught at a French university in Tours, l'Université de François Rabelais, in the music school (la conservatoire), giving English lessons to a group of jazz musicians. I am a fan of opera, which I taught about in a graduate level class at the University of Texas at Arlington, focusing on the adaptation of Frenc...

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