In these sessions, you'll learn some basic phrases and words in German to help you get started with this beautiful (that's right, beautiful) language! A little taste of the daily German classes you'll get with Darla next summer during IPAI Germany 2021. Some themes include: counting, saying "hello" and "goodbye," ordering at a restaurant, introducing yourself and some general music/theater terminology. As a master class instructor and vocal technician specializing in musical theatre belting technique as well as operatic vocal technique, soprano Darla Earnest has worked in Austria, Germany and the United States producing students currently working in the musical theatre and classical music industries worldwide. Her students can be seen in touring productions of musicals as well as in opera houses, conservatories, universities and young artist programs around the globe. Studying under Metropolitan Opera soprano Dr. Barbara Daniels and Ms. Daniels’ former teacher, Lucille Evans, Ms. Earnest developed as an opera singer as well as securing a technique for belting that is well suited to the modern ingénue repertoire for 20th and 21st century musical theatre. Darla has served on the voice faculties of the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater/Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding (Conservatory for Music and Theater/Bavarian Theater Academy) and in the Prinzregententheater both in Munich, Germany. She is currently adjunct Professor at the University of Mobile teaching Musical Theatre and Classical Vocal Technique. Darla holds a Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology from Bethel University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Central Florida where she studied under lyric soprano Elizabeth Wrancher.