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2016-17 Season

BeczalaMay 3, 2017
Piotr Beczala
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BlissNovember 15, 2016
Ben Bliss
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GerhaherDecember 6, 2016
Christian Gerhaher
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NYFOSJanuary 22, 2017
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PiauFebruary 21, 2017
Sandrine Piau
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Oropesa March 11, 2017
Lisette Oropesa
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SchwanewilmsApril 20, 2017
Anne Schwanewilms
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Vocal Arts DC
PO Box 42423
Washington, DC 20015



The George Washington University Department of Music
Goethe-Institut Washington
Levine Music
University of Maryland Opera Studio
Wagner Society DC

"My Favorite Song"

Guest contributors select one song that has a special, personal meaning for them, sharing specific reasons about why they find the music and lyrics irresistible, and choosing a performance that they feel ideally captures the spirit of that song.

Archive of Past Selections

Taking Classical Song to our Schools

Vocal Arts DC gives students at middle and high schools in D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland school districts an introduction to art song. Accompanied by a volunteer from the Vocal Arts Board of Directors, two young, professional singers and an accompanist visit four schools to perform three times a semester. These presentations evoke a wonderful response from the students, many of whom are singers and some of whom themselves aspire to professional singing careers.

Watch an excerpt of a performance at Duke Ellington School for the Arts 

Top: Coach/teacher Elizabeth Daniels talks with vocal majors at Duke Ellington School of the Arts; Below: Baritone Norman Garrett surrounded by adoring students at the Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts following a masterclass he taught for them there in June of 2015.



Take Song to our Schools Classroom programs presenting young professional singers and song to students around the region inspire the singers and audience of the future.

Young artists.
Discovery Art Song Competition
An annual, juried competition for singers in the greater Washington area. Find more information here.