In 1997 Brendel began a second career as Professor of Voice at the University of Music and Performing Arts, University in Munich. He regularly conducts seminars and master classes in the United States and abroad.
PROFESSOR OF VOICE—Opera & Lieder:
All Ranges Highly accomplished Professor of Voice with over 11 years of dedicated teaching experience and over 3 decades of professional experience as vocalist and performer to draw upon. World-renowned baritone with the proven capacity to teach, develop and inspire students to perform beyond their potential. Cultivates and maintains positive relationships with administration and faculty with an emphasis on students’ best interest in music and in life. Native German speaker with ability to teach all styles, levels, and ranges in Italian, French, Russian and English.
SUMMARY OF STRENGTHS & QUALIFICATIONS
- Development of Range
- Bel Canto Technique
- Individual Attention
- Advise & Evaluate Students
- Sense of Humor
Teaching philosophy is drawn from a career-long commitment to total theatre including, presentation, performance, interpretation and collaboration. Teaching Style is specific to the group with an emphasis on individual attention. Proven ability to inspire trust in students and to teach them at their own level. Promote promising students to connections in field. Vocal Technique is based on Bel Canto style; personalized by over 40 years’ experience and designed to preserve, enrich and develop voice. Sense of humor is essential to creating an atmosphere in which students can meet the challenges and demands that are required to succeed at this discipline.
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
University of Music and Performing Arts, Munich, Germany 1997-Present
Professor of Voice
Private Voice Lessons, Munich, Germany 1997-Present
New England Conservatory, Boston, MA 2007-2008
Visiting Professor of Voice: Masters Level Class
San Francisco Conservatory of Music: 2004, 2008
San Francisco Opera Merola Program, San Francisco, CA
Visiting Professor of Voice: Masters Level Classes
Boston University, Boston, MA 2008
Visiting Professor of Voice: Masters Level—Conducted with Professor Simon Estes.
Bayerischestaatsoper, Munich Young Artists Program 2007
Voice Instructor: Masters Level classes