“Singing Down the Barriers” Institute (Remote)

Event Details

Week 1 of the Singing Down the Barriers (SDtB) Institute (held remotely) is an intensive introduction to the vocal repertoire of African American composers for the college student, apprentice, voice teacher, coach, choral conductor, arts administrator or professional singer.

Week 2 of the SDtB Institute (in-person) is designed as a follow-up to Week 1 (or last summer’s SDtB Institute) and will focus on performance aspects and practical applicability of information from Week 1. Daily coaching and lessons, as well as guided readings and discussion groups, will continue to enrich knowledge of repertoire from artistic, administrative and vocal practitioner stances.

SDtB Institute is an adult summer intensive of the U-M School of Music, Theatre, and Dance and is offered in partnership with the Hampsong Foundation via the Classic Song Research Initiative.

More information (and program registration) here:


12th July 2022


9am - 8pm Eastern


via the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (U.S.A.)