Applying to universities is daunting. Applying to universities in a foreign country can be downright terrifying. But guess what? It doesn’t have to be terrifying! Here are some of the basics for getting started on your German music school search.
First of all, let’s clear something up. Music school translated in German is Musikschule. This is not a music conservatory. This is a school for children or adults studying music just for fun in the afternoon or evening. Some of them might become a professional musician later, but not necessarily. What you are looking for is a Musikhochschule. That’s a conservatory!
How else are music schools different in Germany? I’m glad you asked.
as a lot of you know, last week I flew from Seattle to Chicago to represent GVAI at the Classical Singer Music Convention. I want to thank all of you who came to our booth, invited me to their auditions, and of course, those who came to my class A Singer's Career in Germany and German Diction. I had lots of fun working with you on the challenges in vowels on Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” and your German already sounded so much better at the end of the class! The quiz about the opera business in Germany was fun, too! Congratulations to Gwen Paker who won the free online German diction voice coaching by having the most correct answers for the quiz questions! How wonderful it was to meet two singers from last year’s GVAI Summer Opera Program and to learn how they are growing their career.
The competition and convention was really worth the trip.
It's all about great singing!
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Most blog posts from June 2017 - June 2018 were written by GVAI's blogger Anikka Abbott who has just started her journalism studies. We already miss her. Learn more about her here or connect with her on Facebook.
Hello, I am Christine, the director of GVAI, a passionate singer, German diction, voice and performance coach. I love music, singing and dancing. Life is an exciting journey and I invite you to walk with me....