German Diction: Monica Sproß


Monica Sproß is a certified educator for singing and breathing techniques. She studied at the University of Music at Saarbrücken with Prof. Herbert Schachtschneider and completed with a diploma. Thereafter she studied opera at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with KS Wilma Lipp and completed Masterclass of Prof. Paul Schilhawsky in “Romantic Art Song”( Kunstlied) as well as the course of breathing technique for singers and wind instrumentalists by Dr. Julius Parow.

After the graduation she attended master classes of KS Gottfried Hornik, Sena Jurinac, Norman Shetler, Kurt Widmer, Edith Mathis and others. and continued visiting seminars, congresses and further training in vocal pedagogy.

. For more than ten years she is a member of the BDG Bundesverband deutscher Gesangspädagogen (German National Association of Vocal Teachers).

Monica Sproß works as a Tutor for classical singing at the Public Music School of Trier and is the Head of a private singing class. Additionally she coaches choirs of neighbouring countries in vocal formation, one of them being INECC Luxembourg.

She performs regularly as a lyrical soprano with regional choirs in ecclesiastical concerts. The repertoire includes the Mozart Requiem, Brahms Requiem, the Christmas Oratorio of J.S. Bach, Elijah by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy among others.

She tours extensively European countries as a member of different classical ensembles. Her programs cover diverse repertoire, such as adaptations of classical Spanish and South American composers as well as Vienna operetta. The focal point of her recitals is romantic Art song (Kunstlied) .