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[leaf]Foliage Art Song

— founded by Celina Moore and Joan Stepenske in 1991 and
sponsored by Vermont Opera Theater — was a program of master classes and recitals
led by internationally acclaimed performers and teachers
Dalton Baldwin and Lorraine Nubar.

It was last held in 2009, and, alas, will not be continued.

n 2009 Foliage Art Song was held - for the 17th and last time! -  the first weekend in October at the peak (the weather gods permitting) of the beautiful Vermont fall foliage season from which it took its name.

As in recent years, all the classes and events took place in Montpelier, the tiny capital of Vermont, so participants were able in-between to stroll about this attractive little town, visit the Farmers' Market, find a meal in one of many good eateries, and generally gawk at the maple leaves like the busloads of tourists.

Montpelier from the Air

Classes were open to singers at Advanced and Intermediate levels with separate classes with Lorraine Nubar and Dalton Baldwin held concurrently on Friday and Saturday mornings and afternoons.

Advanced I singers had two 30 minute sessions with Lorraine Nubar, with optional staff pianist. Advanced II singer-pianist teams could request two sessions (30 minutes each) with Dalton Baldwin and one session with Lorraine Nubar, or the reverse. Singers new to the song recital could apply for Intermediate Level: 30-minute voice lesson and 15-minute Master Class with Lorraine Nubar with staff pianist.

Registered auditors and participants were free to observe any of the Master Classes.

For further details of Foliage Art Song, contact us at info@vermontopera.org.

Celina Moore, Artistic Director
Joan Stepenske, Project Manager and VOT President

The 2009 Public Events


Master Class Highlights
Short master classes with Dalton Baldwin
and singers and pianists selected from the "Advanced II" level


WordStage VT, which combined literature and song performed by Vermont artists
to illuminate some of classical music's most fascinating and remarkable figures,
here, Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

Sadly, WordStage, the creation of multi-talented Tim Tavcar,
is no longer available in Vermont.
Go to Cleveland, Tim's new home, for the great, new WordStage-Ohio

Contact us at
info at vermontopera dot org

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