Anne Azéma as a Teacher

with Boston Camerata at Unniversity of Tennessee - Knoxville

Teaching at Clafin

Coaching at Hasel (2:47)

Click here to watch Anne 's  classroom work in France,  with very young kids!
This happened  last spring, in the context of Anne's residency in Metz, in the small town of Haselbourg.

Teaching activities include master classes, seminars, residencies at conservatories and universities in France, Holland and the U.S. Anne Azéma has for the past seasons been frequently invited to share her knowledge of early vocal style, and technical abilities.

At the Royal Conservatory of Amsterdam she has worked with graduate students on French historical pronunciation and vocal technique. At the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and Tillburg, she gave lectures on medieval music as well as period French and Provençal. At the University of Georgia as well as at the University of Oregon, she has been in residence teaching, performing, and working in the conjunction of several departments (music, history, women's studies, and romance languages). In 2006 she returned to the University of Oregon as a Distinguished Artist in Residence. Her lectures included notation skills, edition, vocal technique performance practice. At the Strasbourg Conservatory, she coached young singers on vocal technique and gave masterclasses on Elizabethan music. At Boston University(2003 and 2004) she lectured on period French and language articulation for early music singers and instrumentalists (2003). Early vocal thechniques and performances were the subject of her masterclass at McGill University (Montréal).

She encourages collaborations with vocal ensembles in her own programs and, as an example, has recently coached and performed with the women's section of the Harvard University Choir (Murray Somerville, Director), as well as with the Milwaukee Choral Artists (Sharon Hansen, Director) for 2000, 2001, and 2005.

In the company of Joel Cohen, Shira Kammen and philologist Pierre Bec, she teaches young professionals at the French summercourse of Coaraze near Nice

She is regularly invited by the San Francisco Early Music Society to teach their summer course at Dominicans (2001, 2002, 2004).  She frequently gives masterclasses at Boston Conservatory (1999, 2000, 2001) and Longy School of Music, Cambridge (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003).  She has taught at the Seattle Early Music Guild as well (2002).

Her presence is also sought after in international juries for competitions and prizes (York Festival, England. 1999 - 2002).

Anne Azéma is available for masterclasses, lectures, and residencies. We welcome questions and requests. Send email to her at: