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Wintergreen Music Academy 2019


Collaborative Piano Fellowship

July 21 - August 4, 2019 – Vocal

July 7 - August 4, 2019 (flexible dates possible) – Instrumental

Open to pianists with an interest in performing with and coaching singers and/or instrumentalists.



This highly selective program engages one or two pianists as part of the Vocal Intensive program and one or two pianists as part of the String and Wind Chamber Music programs.  Pianists will receiving mentoring from two professional coaches who are well regarded in the field: Peter Marshall - pianist for the GRAMMY-award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and Edward Newman - internationally acclaimed collaborator in orchestral and chamber settings.  Additionally, they will observe and learn from our stellar roster of voice and instrumental teachers. Pianists will play for masterclasses, rehearsals, coachings, and performances and participate in  professional development. Collaborative pianists working with vocalists will take part in diction training, and seminars on vocal health. This experience is intended to train the pianist to be well equipped to work with singers and/or instrumentalists.

Collaborative Piano Fellows  receive full tuition, room and board, and a travel stipend.

What to Expect

  • Time to rehearse with our college, graduate, and post-graduate Academy students

  • Mentoring from our Academy faculty

  • Training in diction, professional development, vocal health, and recording technology

  • Multiple performances

  • Recordings of select performances

  • Review of professional materials

  • Beautiful hiking trails, breathtaking overlooks, and free access to the Wintergreen Resort Fitness and Aquatics center


  • Peter Marshall - Georgia State University; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

  • Edward Newman - International collaborator, coaching at Texas Christian University and University of North Texas

  • Arianna Zukerman - Chair of Vocal Studies, Wintergreen Music Academy; International Soloist; Faculty, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University and Potomac Vocal Institute.

  • Erin Freeman - Artistic Director, Wintergreen Music; Director of Choral Activities, Virginia Commonwealth University; Director, Richmond Symphony Chorus

Application Deadlines & Audition info


  • February 1: Early Bird Deadline. Fee $45.

Beginning February 2, fee increases to $65

  • March 1: Application Deadline

Application requirements:

  • Audio or video (preferred) recordings of applicant performing at least two contrasting pieces in a collaborative performance - preferably representative of the preferred program (voice or instrumental). Applicants may upload file or provide a link during the application process.

  • Current resume of training experience

  • Contact information for one reference


  • Application Fee: February 1: Early Bird Deadline. Fee $45.

    • Beginning February 2, fee increases to $65

  • Tuition: Free

  • Room and Board: Free

  • Travel stipend to be paid to fellow at the conclusion of the Festival


With questions or for more information: academy@wintergreenperformingarts.org