Language Electives in Introduction to Italian or German
- Each student has a choice of a One-Hour elective class that meets 6 times during the festival. InterHarmony is going to offer Introduction to Italian and Introduction to German with native speakers. Though language strays from the musical genre, many musicians have a natural talent for language and Italian and German are especially important given the background of classical music history in those countries, not just to understand markings in musical scores and opera lyrics, but in the global international music world today.
Meet the Professors
Antonio Pisano is a native Italian speaker from Sardegna.
He has a degree in Italian language and literature and a master's degree in Liberal Arts.
An experienced Italian teacher with ten years' experience in Italy, Pisano has taught in America since 2008. He is passionate about his work and stays updated by traveling to Italy every year. Pisano is the founder of the "Parlo Italiano Language School" and has lived in the USA since 2007 with his Italian wife and daughter. He is an adjunct Italian professor at Seton Hall University, NJ, is the Director of Italian Content and Teacher at Thelanguagegarage.com
, teacher at Learn Language Hoboken, NJ and ABC Language, NY.
Pisano has excellent credentials in computer science and is a web specialist.
In addition to English, Pisano speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French and is a great communicator.
Pisano has professional experience in tourism and in organizing cultural events (concerts, museums, and exhibitions) as well as projects management.
Pisano's several hobbies include: cooking, music, reading, cinema and sports. www.parloitaliano.info
Annemarie Frick is a native of German speaker from Switzerland. She has a degree in Education from the University of Zürich, Switzerland and a Law degree from William Mitchell College of Law,
St. Paul, Minnesota. Her love for languages drove her into teaching, starting at Berlitz School of Languages where she taught German and French. Having lived in the Midwest for many years, she resides now in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At this time her assignments are manyfold. Instructor in major companies teaching the language as well as cultural awareness, preparing employees to live and work in Europe. Teacher in a German company which offers language learning to their employees. For the last fifteen years she is an instructor at a College. Classic Latin Is also on her resume. Her vast experience spans from teaching groups to privat students, always tailoring the program to the particular need of the student. Her hobbies include international affairs, reading, music, cooking, running.
- Who: Antonio Pisano, Italian Professor; Annemarie Frick, German Professor
- Dates: 6 lessons during the festival
- What: InterHarmony International Music Festival Online