Jennifer Perez, a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, performs an art song for Deanna Amend’s concert choir class at La Cueva High on March 10 in Albuquerque. Perez sang two art songs, accompanied by Martha Dalager, to promote the Vocal Artistry Art Song Festival April 24-26 in Albuquerque. An art song is poetry and music in a classical setting, explained Jacqueline Zander-Wall, founder and coordinator of the festival. An art song tells a story like an opera, but it’s only about two minutes, Dalager explained.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Vocal Artistry Art Song Festival, now in its sixth year, will be April 24-26 in the music building at Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Wyoming Blvd NE.
The program – sponsored through the Music Teachers National Association and the Albuquerque Music Teachers Association – encourages the study of Art Song for students of singing.
An art song is a vocal composition generally written for one voice with piano accompaniment, and usually in the classical tradition.