The article presents an interview with Mark Opstad, founder of La Maîtrise de Toulouse, a choir school in France associated with the Toulouse conservatoire and partly based upon the English choir school model. He discusses his primary musical influences, financia l structure and the government assistance given to Maîtrise de Toulouse, and guidelines that can be shared from the English choral tradition to be instituted in the American choral education structure.
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Porter, C. Michael. (2022). "Rejuvenating France’s Choir School Tradition: An Interview with Mark Opstad Artistic Director of La Maîtrise de Toulouse". Choral Journal, 62(8), 26-35.