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CLA Italy 2023 Perspectives

I wish I could think of a different opening than this cheesy one, but there really are no better words to describe Classic Lyric Arts: a family of artists who “meet you where you are” and grow with you at every step of the way.  It was last summer, July 2022 at CLA Berkshires, that I first met Glenn Morton, John Viscardi, and the CLA community. I had such a special experience studying Mozart in the mountains that I knew I wanted to come back. This time it was to attend CLA Italy, the original program that started Classic Lyric Arts. 


“Songs for a New World” Highlights Life’s Decisive Moments 

Above photo: The cast of “Songs for a New World” rehearses the musical number “On the Deck of a Spanish Sailing Ship, 1492,” which tells a Columbus-era story of a captain praying for mercy as his ship of weary immigrants continues its perilous crossing to a promised land.


Songs for a New World 

Pioneer Productions brings Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown’s (“The Last Five Years”, “Bridges of Madison County”) powerful musical, Songs for a New World, to the stage at Fellowship Hall in the Morristown Methodist Church in downtown Morristown, NJ. The show will have six performances in June, June 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 8:00 PM and June 11 and 18 at 3:00 PM.  Pioneer co-founder, Daniel Peter Vissers of Sparta, directs this musical that examines life, love and the choices we make. 


Introducing our CLA Italy 2023 Artists 

We can’t wait to return to the charming and familiar streets of Novafeltria, immersing ourselves in the lush beauty of Italian opera and song! Head to the link in our bio to read more about our CLA Italy 2023 Artists! It has been such a joy to share a first look at our incredible 2023 emerging artists with all of you.
✨Stay tuned for upcoming artist spotlights✨ as we get ready for what will be a truly fantastic season!


Musical Identities of Eastern Europe

Pianist Hannah Comia presents Musical Identities of Eastern Europe, featuring solo piano works of Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko, Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, and Polish composer Frédéric François Chopin.



Introducing the CLA 2022 Artists

We're thrilled to introduce the exceptionally talented artists who will train and perform with us this summer! These 65 singers and 12 pianists currently perform at many of the finest performing arts institutions across the country and around the world. Join us in welcoming these marvelous performers to the CLA Family!


Arabia kaikuu-suomalaisen liedmusiikin festivaali

Arabia kaikuu -festivaali 3.-7.6.2022

Metropolian upouuden festivaalin teema on suomalainen liedmusiikki. Festivaalilla esiintyvät Metropolian opiskelijat, alumnit ja opettajat.


Classic Lyric Arts to Celebrate Mozart’s Italian Operas This Summer

Classic Lyric Arts will present four concerts between July 5-10, 2022 to celebrate Mozart’s Italian operas including “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Don Giovanni,” “Idomeneo,” “Così fan tutte,” and “La Clemenza di Tito.”


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List of Current Fellows and Projects
ASF’s award program for study and research abroad has been the Foundation’s most long-standing commitment to educational exchange. American candidates 21/22.

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Hannah Cochingco Comia ‘G21 Receives American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship
The ASF offers fellowships of up to $23,000 to support individuals as they pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. 


Graduate Dean’s Award Recipients Announced
Eight graduate students have been selected to receive the Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Work. Award recipients represent a broad array of disciplines and were selected based on students’ outstanding accomplishments in research and creative work, as well as the quality and impact of proposed presentations.

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