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Coaching Lied at AIMS Graz

Coaching Lied at AIMS Graz

Chan­da spent much of sum­mer 2014 teach­ing as part of the fac­ul­ty at the Amer­i­can Insti­tute for Musi­cal Stud­ies (AIMS) in Graz. As a Lieder Coach she led a stu­dio of a dozen under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate lev­el voice majors and one DMA piano can­di­date. She designed and per­formed a con­cert pro­gram with her stu­dio at the end of the ses­sion enti­tled “Pow­er Paare” fea­tur­ing songs from the duos Robert and Clara Schu­mann, Gus­tav and Alma Mahler, and Fan­ny and Felix Mendelssohn, end­ing with a staged encore of Tom Lehrer’s “Alma” which brought down the house. The stu­dents had biweek­ly coach­ings and a voice class with Chan­da, and in audi­tion she gave aca­d­e­m­ic lec­tures to all vocal par­tic­i­pants on Hugo Wolf and Clara Schu­mann. She looks for­ward to return­ing to AIMS as soon as her sched­ule per­mits.