Voice Area welcomes back Dr. Deen Larsen for week of intensive training

Dr. Deen Larsen, Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Alberta and founder and director of Austrias's Franz-Schubert-Institut will visit UAlberta this week to present a series of lectures and vocal training workshops.

Oliver Munar - 15 March 2016

A world-renowned leader in poetic interpretation and performance returns to Edmonton, next week, to work with students from the U of A Voice Area.

Dr. Deen Larsen, founder and director of the Austria-based Franz-Schubert-Institut, will work with students during the week of March 14th. His visit is co-sponsored by both the Voice Area and the University of Alberta's Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies.

Public events

The general public is invited to attend two events with Dr. Deen Larsen during the week. Both events offer free admission.

  • Public lecture on Wednesday, March 16 - "Justinus Kerner & Robert Schumann: Songs of the Soul's Solitude"
    Fine Arts Building room 2-28, 4 PM
    Kerner played an important role in the music of Robert Schumann. In fact, the composer himself wrote "Kerner's poems which attracted me most of all through their mysterious unearthly power that is so often found in the poetry of Goethe and Jean Paul, gave me the idea of trying my weak strengths for the first time, as in these [poems] each word is an ethereal sound already which only needs to be fixed by notes."
  • Public master class on Friday, March 18
    Fine Arts Building room 2-7, 11-1 PM
    Dr. Larsen works with six Voice Area students on songs they are currently preparing for recitals and juries.

About Dr. Deen Larsen

Dr. Deen Larsen, Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Alberta, it both founder and director of the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden bei Wien, Austria. Dr. Larsen studied literature and philosophy at Reed College in Portland, Oregon (B.A.), at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut (M.phil.), and at the University of Vienna (Mag.phil., Dr.phil.). His main scholarly interests are German poetry from the age of Goethe, the philosophy of symbolic forms, the writings of James Joyce, and American social history.