Acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming curates an unprecedented three-day festival exploring the past, present, and future of American singing. In engaging master sessions, illuminating panel discussions, and thrilling performances, American Voices brings together some of the nation's top vocalists and industry professionals in popular, jazz, country, Broadway, gospel, and classical music to celebrate the very best of American vocalism.
Ms. Fleming says, "Everywhere in our country’s popular culture—from "Glee" and "106 & Park to American Idol," "The Voice," "Nashville," and "Smash," at sporting events and national ceremonies—the art of singing is suddenly center stage. This groundbreaking festival will explore, across a range of genres, the artistry, business, technology, pedagogy, and community of American singing. Only an institution like the Kennedy Center could mount such a comprehensive festival, and I’m thrilled that our national performing arts center will be taking such an in-depth look at the rich variety of vocal arts in our nation."
Star-Studded American Voices Concert with the National Symphony Orchestra, Steven Reineke, NSO Principal Pops Conductor. Renée Fleming hosts this spectacular concert conducted by Steven Reineke featuring special guest vocalists from the worlds of Broadway, opera, jazz, gospel, country, pop, and classical music.
Six Vocal Master Sessions. Observe master vocalists coach pre-selected young artists in the genre of their expertise followed by a panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Ms. Fleming.
Classical Master Session with Eric Owens
Jazz Master Session with Dianne Reeves
Country Master Session
Pop Master Session
Musical Theater Master Session with Sutton Foster
Gospel Master Session with Kim Burrell
American Voices Festival Package. The three-day conference includes the American Voices Concert, the six Vocal Master Sessions, plus expert symposia, networking opportunities, and more. Register online or call the Subscription Office at (202) 416-8500, M-F, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.