2014 Theme: William Shakespeare

The Cornish-American Song Institute offers a three-week intensive study of Art-Song for vocalists,pianists, and composers in two of England’s most picturesque locales.  The first week is spent in Oxford for master classes with Dr. John Traill (Director of Music, St. Anne’s College, Oxford), Robert Saxton (Director of Music, Worcester College, Oxford), and soprano, Teresa Cahill (Trinity College of Music, London).  Following this residency the Institute moves to Falmouth, Cornwall.  Here  participants  receive applied lessons from Professors of Music, Dr. David Sadlier, tenor, and Dr. Lelia Sadlier, piano.  Additionally, participants will receive English Music courses and musical coachings taught by Dr. Gregory Martin.

New this year, The CASI Song-Writing Workshop.  Led by Dr. John Traill, students will have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with up and coming British composers in the creation of a world-premier song performance.

The Institute  includes several day trips:

  • The famed colleges of Oxford University
  • Christ Church College’s Great Hall – the inspiration for the same at Hogwarts!
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Beautiful country manor homes
  • Eden Project – called the 8th wonder of the world
  • Local castles and historic sites

Participants will present several recitals during the last days of the program.  We perform in a large variety of venues aimed at forging relationships with the English audiences.  They range from beautiful subtropical gardens to grand hotels overlooking the sea;  beautiful century-old churches to Oxford colleges; and even a yacht-club on the River Fal!

Come join us for this career and life-changing experience.


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