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Alumni Spotlight 
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Programs of SongFest
2013 Live Auditions
Alumni Spotlight  
Devon Guthrie
Soprano Devon Guthrie, who attended SongFest five times, recently made her European Debut as Susanna in the English National Opera's new production of The Marriage of Figaro.

 2013 Concert Highlights
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 2013 Song Project Highlights 
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"Getting to Know SongFest"   
For 2012 Musical Clips and Faculty Interviews, click HERE.

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Programs of SongFest


Professional Program


The Professional Program is made up of singers and collaborative pianists on the brink of successful performing careers. Most are in graduate school or are already performing professionally.


Young Artist Program


The Young Artist Program is made up of undergraduate and graduate singers. From Italian diction class to master classes with world-class faculty, these students are offered the chance to focus on the art of song.  


Intern Program 

(July 7-25)


Our Intern Program is for singers aged 15-18. These young singers have the opportunity to work with faculty members and at the same time learn from and performing with older colleagues.  


CLICK HERE for Intern Flyer


Mentor Program


The Mentor Program is for professional voice teachers and coaches who wish to expand their knowledge of art song, as well as learning teaching techniques from art song experts. Performing opportunities are limited. 


CLICK HERE for Mentor Flyer.


Contact Us
3075 Legacy Trace
Cincinnati, Ohio 45237-1723

Rosemary Hyler Ritter,
Artistic Director
SongFest is proud to announce its 18th season, which will take place from June 28-July 25 at The Colburn School, Los Angeles, California.   
We will be offering live auditions in New York, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Boston, Toronto, and Vancouver. Apply today at YAP Tracker! Click HERE to apply via a paper application. Applicants are welcome to submit a CD or DVD.
mezzo-soprano SUSANNE MENTZER,
German baritone RUDOLF PIERNAY and
SongFest 2013 will include the return of faculty members Margo Garrett, Jake Heggie, John Musto, Graham Johnson, Martin Katz, Libby Larsen, among many others. We will offer four different programs within SongFest (see descriptions on the left).
Best wishes,
Rosemary Hyler Ritter
SongFest Artistic Director


Boston           December 9, 2012 

Cincinnati       November 30, 2012 or by appointment
Chicago          December 14, 2012 
Los Angeles    January 16, 2013 
New York       December 5, 2012 & January 10-11, 2013
San Francisco  January 19, 2013 
Toronto          January 13, 2013
Vancouver      January 3-4, 2013


Applications are due one week before requested audition dates. CD/DVD submissions must be received by February 25, 2013.


Applications Available at YAP Tracker

SongFest 2013 applications are now available through YAP Tracker. Please click HERE to apply!

SongFest Audition Flyer2013 SF Audition Flyer

Please spread the word about SongFest's LIVE auditions.
A PDF of the above flyer can be downloaded HERE.

SongFest is excited to welcome SongFusion, an innovative NY-based ensemble for Art Song who will work with the Young Artist Program singers on two unique song projects.

*faculty subject to change

 SongFest is supported by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Marc and Eva Stern Foundation, The Sorel Organization, The Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.


SongFest is a California 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and all donations are fully tax-deductable. SongFest is grateful for individual contributions, which can be sent  to 3075 Legacy Trace, Cincinnati, OH 45237 or made via PAYPAL.

Experience the art of SONG!