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Blacksburg, VA

Click on the link below to see the festival website for the 2014 program

The new Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech


August 2015 (Specific dates will be posted when they are available)
IVAI has enjoyed a partnership for 6 years with the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech. This program was held on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, in the heart of Southwest Virginia's New River Valley. The three week program included Master Classes, concerts, as well as performances with string quartets and guest instrumentalists. Stay tuned for more news about future US programs!

The following is the list of Faculty for the 2014 Virginia program. Updated information regarding our faculty for 2015 will be posted as it becomes available.


Rainer Armbrust Vocal Coach, Conductor
Bayreuther Festspiele; Israeli Opera
Lucy Arner Conductor; Vocal Coach
Mannes College; Metropolitan Opera; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Florida Grand Opera
David Beris Stage Director
Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tours
Laura Brooks Rice Mezzo-Soprano, Metropolitan Opera
Voice Teacher, Westminster Choir College
Co-Director of the CoOPERAtive Program
Bill Connington Alexander Technique Instructor
Yale School of Drama, NYU, Juilliard School
Joan Dornemann IVAI, Artistic Director
Assistant Conductor, The Metropolitan Opera
Opera de Paris
Mignon Dunn Mezzo-Soprano, Metropolitan Opera
Voice Teacher, Manhattan School of Music
Ruth Falcon Soprano, Metropolitan Opera
Voice Teacher, Mannes College of Music
Hemdi Kfir Language Coach
Israeli Opera; Metropolitan Opera
Rosemarie Landry Vocal Coach
l'Université de Montréal
Joshua Major Stage Director
New England Conservatory,
Pine Mountain Music Festival
Liora Maurer Vocal Coach/Pianist
Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera,
Wolf Trap Festival
Sherrill Milnes Baritone, Metropolitan Opera
Vocal Coach, V.O.I.C.Experience
Paul Nadler Conductor
Metropolitan Opera; SW Florida Symphony Orchestra; L’Opéra de Montréal
Jorge Parodi Vocal Coach
Manhattan School of Music
Matthew Polenzani Guest Recitalist
The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago,
Royal Opera Covent Garden
Beth Roberts Voice Teacher
Mannes College of Music
Shane Schag Vocal Coach
Manhattan School of Music
Howard Watkins Vocal Coach
The Metropolitan Opera
Claude Webster Vocal Coach
Atelier lyrique, Opéra de Montréal
Maria Zouves Vocal Coach
Director of V.O.I.C.Experience
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