Master Vocal Workshops

LIEDER ALIVE!’s Master Vocal Workshops bring together outstanding master artists with highly accomplished emerging and established professional singers for intensive training and performance. Baritone Thomas Hampson inaugurated this unique program in October 2008 with an intensive three-day Master Workshop called Mostly Mahler. The initial season culminated in June 2009 with a three-day program led by mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne. Soprano June Anderson sang a Gala Benefit Concert and taught her workshop, The Art of Singing, in October 2011. Most recently, baritone Håkan Hagegård brought his innovative Singers’ Studio curriculum to the Master Vocal Workshop series for an intensive five-day program, concluding with a public master class in September 2012. The current Master Vocal series began in January 2014 with master coaching by soprano Heidi Melton, who will perform in recital for San Francisco Performances, and in 2015 LIEDER ALIVE! will present a Master Workshop by renowned Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley.

Lieder Institute

This program was founded in 2012 with a coaching series led by pianist John Parr, a member of LIEDER ALIVE!’s Advisory Board and current Assistant to the Music Director and Casting Director at Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, Germany. In 2013, the Institute provided coaching sessions for six singers with Mr. Parr, Alison Pybus (LIEDER ALIVE!’s Advisory Board chair, and a vice president at IMG Artists), and LIEDER ALIVE!’s director, Maxine Bernstein. Throughout 2014 the Lieder Institute will also include compositional workshops led by Composer-in-Residence Kurt Erickson.

Bringing Lieder to Life

LIEDER ALIVE! has expanded its training programming for singers well beyond the public and private master classes offered by the Vocal Master Workshop series. Bringing Lieder to Life is a collaboration between LIEDER ALIVE!’s director, Maxine Bernstein, and our director of education, Heidi Moss.

Coaching and Consulting

LIEDER ALIVE! founder and director Maxine Bernstein and our Contributing Artists offer coaching and consulting services for singers and pianists on a year-round basis. Call Ms. Bernstein at LIEDER ALIVE! — 415 561 0100 — for details.