The Core Seminar, which meets for three hours each week, focuses on topics that address different aspects of the singing life: poetry and text, international musical influences, and opera. Sample units covered in Core Seminar have included:
Dickinson, Goethe, and Verlaine
Singing and Song in the Global Era
Creating Unique Performance Opportunities
The Singer and the Stage.
In this course students delve into an intensive study of a diverse repertory under the guidance of artistic director Dawn Upshaw, head of program Kayo Iwama, and guest artist teachers.