IVAI loves singers and is aware of their needs. We realize that it takes a lot of love, training and nurturing to develop an exceptional student into an exceptional artist.

We believe that it takes a well-rounded, insightful and caring support team to help an outstanding artist to stay on top of their craft. That is why IVAI developed a multi-tiered program, which offers professional training specifically tailored to the needs of each carefully selected participant.

For young artists our programs offer an opportunity to develop further and prepare for career entry. For established professionals, the programs provide much-needed time to prepare for the next season, renew vocal technique and explore new repertoire in a sensitive, non-threatening and caring environment.

We take pride in giving each of our participants the rare opportunity to work one-on-one with the world’s leading singers, conductors, coaches, and stage directors. Our exceptional faculty is comprised of luminaries from opera’s foremost international companies including The Metropolitan, Teatro alla Scala, Covent Garden, and the Opera National de Paris. IVAI promotes the philosophy of passing on the knowledge from masters to the next generation of operatic talent in a personal individual approach.

The diverse activities sponsored by IVAI have included international summer programs as well as year-round activities, such as awards and grants for study abroad, school outreach performance opportunities and master class participation.