Pronouncing German: Making a Rhythmic Language Lyrical–Vocal Intensive Seminar

Update: Peter Marshall of Georgia State University will be filling in for Ms Donnell, who cannot make it to the festival due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Update: Peter Marshall of Georgia State University will be filling in for Ms Donnell, who cannot make it to the festival due to unforeseen circumstances. 

“I have watched Cindy in action with full choruses and individual singers. How she explains the German language is truly inspiring and unique.”

- WPA Artistic Director, Erin Freeman

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The German language has a reputation of being angular and unfriendly, but it actually is the perfect vessel for the lyricism of the human voice.  With a natural rhythm, a variety of vowel colors, and rich and dynamic consonants, German offers the composer and the singer an inspired platform. 

Join VCU Professor Cynthia Donnell a recognized expert in the field of vocal diction as she helps the students of the Vocal Intensive master the language that inspired Schubert's over 200songs.