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 performances at no fee. Please enter via the east (glass) door. 

The 2024-2025 Season – Performance Dates and Themes
   All dates are Tuesdays at 7:00pm – doors open at 6:45pm

September 24, 2024  “Travel”
November 19, 2024  “Music about Music”
March 25, 2025  “Rivers”
April 29, 2025  Song Cycle, “Hermit Songs” or TBD.

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


Section Menu




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 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday.  Closed holidays.

Please call to make an appointment.