L’Art du Chant Français was created with the desire to pass on the traditions, the craft and the love of the French vocal arts to the next generation of singers and collaborative pianists. This intensive course will firmly set young artists on the path to discovering the infinite nuances of expression available to them through the masterworks of the great French composers
All students will receive:
Daily individual coachings with our faculty members: Glenn Morton, Stéphane Sénéchal and Gaspard Brécourt
Language classes focusing on spoken French, as well as an exploration of French poetry given by writer and teacher Sylvain Raynard Lloan
Classes taught by faculty members on the multi-faceted disciplines of singing in French such as diction, phrasing and expression
Lectures and master classes by distinguished guest artists
Excursions in the picturesque Périgord region
Performances will be held throughout the surrounding region of Aquitaine, in the beautiful Dordogne valley
Château Les Jouandis
The Château Les Jouandis, in the town of Ste. Sabine Born, will be the home of L’Art du Chant Français 2017. It is located in the ancient county of Périgord in southwest France, near the Dordogne river in the region of Aquitaine. It is considered to be of the most beautiful regions in France and said to be home to 1001 Castles. It is also a region of medieval towns and villages, scenic and peaceful countryside and prehistoric caves located between the Loire valley and the Pyrenees.
The town of Ste. Sabine Born is a short drive from the Château, and performances and excursions will take place in the historic Périgord region. Our faculty and our hosts at the Château are enthusiastic about the cultural exchange that takes place between the residents of this beautiful region and the international group of young musicians participating in L’Art du Chant Français.
Accommodations and three meals per day are included in the program fee. All participants and faculty members will stay at the 18th century Château Les Jouandis, situated on the border of the “purple Périgord”, famous for its vineyards, its castles and its historic sites. For a detailed view of the accomodations, visit: www.lesjouandis.com
The large bedrooms will accommodate 2 participants and have shared bathrooms. Decisions about roommate assignments will be made by late April. If you have a request for a specific roommate, please let us know and we will be glad to try to accommodate your request.
The summer of 2017 will mark the sixth season of L’Art du Chant Français. With the presence of Michel Sénéchal, we experience a direct lineage to the masters of French music of the 19th and 20th centuries.
“The French sing more through their words than through their music. The unique strength of French song is in the music of the words, the painting of words.” Michel Sénéchal
L’Art du Chant Français: $4500 USD, accommodations and meals included.
Limited scholarships may be awarded based on auditions.