Art Song Project

MPAC’s Programs

 Art songs are poetry set to music. They come from different eras, countries, and languages, and comprise a world of song.  The Art Song Project is an ongoing exploration of this world: singers hunt for, prepare, and share with the group the songs they find. It’s like a book club for singers.

Singers are encouraged to follow the theme for each program, but are welcome to come and sing any art song they may enjoy.  There is a fee to participate as a vocalist; it is paid to our pianist.

Guest audience members are welcome to attend our performances at no fee. Please enter via the east (glass) door. 

The 2023-2024 Season – rehearsals and performances
   All dates are Tuesdays at 7:00pm – doors open at 6:45pm

October 24 -Rehearsal
October 31 – Clouds and Storms; Sunrise, Sunset

November 14 – Rehearsal
November 28 – song cycle TBD

March 12 – Rehearsal
March 26 – War and Peace

April 23 – Rehearsal
April 30 – Children and Lullabies

May 14 – Liederstube

For more information, including participation in the planning for the coming season, please email us at



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Chandler Starr Miller Scholarship Competition


Young Musicians Series


Art Song Project


Piano Performance Group


Lecture Series

Contact Information


Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
415 N Church St.
Rockford, IL 61103-6810

Phone 815.964.9713


Office Hours are 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday (until 1:45pm Tuesdays).  Closed holidays.

Please call to make an appointment.