The identification and development of young musical talent has long been central to Caramoor's mission. The Vocal Rising Stars, established in 2009 under the artistic leadership of Caramoor’s former Executive Director, Michael Barrett, and New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) Artistic Director, Steven Blier, is an intensive program centered on the art of song and vocal chamber music. Singers at the beginning professional level are invited to Caramoor for a weeklong residency that offers daily coaching, rehearsals, and workshops with mentors. The Vocal Rising Stars program has a specialized focus on providing singers with an opportunity to form collaborative partnerships with one another, the Caramoor staff, and the coach/accompanists who also participate in the residency. At Caramoor, we believe that the work leading up to a performance is of equal if not greater importance than the concert itself and will have a lasting impact on the growth and development of young artists.
Support the Schwab Vocal Rising Strars Since its inception, the program has received funding from the Terrance W. Schwab Endowment Fund for Young Vocal Artists. Created in memory of former Caramoor Trustee Terrance W. Schwab by his family, the fund is designed to nurture and support the artistic development and careers of young vocalists at Caramoor.
Now in its fourth year, the Vocal Rising Stars have been renamed the Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, to honor the memory of Terrance W. Schwab and the Schwab family’s ongoing commitment to this vital program.
Please consider a gift to support this match. To make a contribution to the Terrance W. Schwab Fund for Young Vocal Artists, donate online via our secure server or call the Development Department, at 914.232.5035 ext. 261