After performing as the guest artist at Chapman Universitiy’s annual fundraising event „American Celebration“ in 2005, President James Doti asked Talia Refeld to join the Chapman University staff as the inaugural holder of the William Hall Visiting Professorship 2006. Her duties involve teaching both the classical voice majors and the theater students, in individual lessons, in master classes and workshops and in a combined course called ‚Group Song and Style.’
Professor Refeld offers 'Showtime', a three day performers workshop ending with a public concert. Showtime is sponsored by the AMJ (Arbeitskreis Musik in der Jugend). The course includes singing technique, movement, acting and performance training. Participation is limited. Requirements are one classical or broadway solo song memorized and one group song. Professor Refeld and pianist Christoph Weinhart offer an open lecture to participants and their families which includes the performance of different musical styles and vocal techniques from Mozart to belt. The evening includes a Q and A addressing music as a career, musical education possibilities, auditioning and musical shows in Germany.
“I am terrifically impressed by the manner in which Ms. Refeld teaches and creates a rapore with her students. Her technical qualifications are impressive and she teaches with a personal magnetism and warmth which she employs very individually. All the students profitted greatly from the workshop and her teaching.” Harald Luft, director high school music, Erlangen