The OVAA Experience

Learn!  Perform!  Explore!


The OVAA Experience

Learn!  Perform!  Explore!


  • 2 Voice Lessons per week

  • 2 Musical Coachings per week

  • Dramatic Coachings each week

  • Breathing and alignment weekday mornings

  • German Class every weekday

  • Multiple weekly Master Classes

  • Multiple weekly Group Classes

  • 5+ Performances throughout the program

  • Multiple planned excursions (optional)

  • Attend local theater and opera performances (optional)


To get an idea of what the OVAA schedule might be like, click on the image below to see what it was like summer of 2015.

Where do the concerts take place?


OVAA utilizes various settings and venues throughout Dresden ranging from the intimate to the grand. We start with a house concert at Mundwerk, our teaching facility, then move to the Marcolini Palace, a renaissance courtyard at Das Kaffee, the Kornkammer at Stolpen Fortress, and at Castle Seifersdorf.  

For more information about check out Tips and Tricks!

Where do we sleep?


A modern hotel in the heart of Dresden, about a 10-minute walk away from the Altstadt (Dresden's historic city center), and a 10-minute tram ride away from Mundwerk, our teaching facility, InterCity Hotel has been our very convenient sleeping quarters since summer 2016.

A full buffet breakfast is served in their Frühstücksraum (breakfast room) every morning. 

What's the food like in Germany?


Simply put: whether you’re a hard-core carnivore or strictly vegetarian, it's awesome! For tips on must-try foods, drinks and desserts, check out the student recommendations on the Tips and Tricks page.


How much will it cost?

CLICK HERE for Application and Audition Information!

How much will it cost?

CLICK HERE for Application and Audition Information!

Naturally you love the program by now and think it’s totally worth it.

(Send us an email with your questions about the program!)


Tuition: $3,800

  • Includes courses, housing (double room occupancy), and breakfast

  • Single rooms available at an additional cost of $500, depending on availability

  • Some small scholarships will be available

Application Fee: $50

  • Due at the time you submit your application

Audition Fee:  $15

  • Covers the cost of the pianist

  • Waived if you bring your own pianist or submit an electronic audition

Deposit: $600 (applied to tuition)

  • Due shortly after acceptance to the program

  • Non-refundable

For your budgeting purposes, here are some other costs to consider:

  • Flights to and from Dresden (usually between $1000-1600 round-trip depending on when you book)

  • Daily lunch, dinner, and snacks

  • German textbook/workbook (approx. $25)

  • Tickets to theater & concert performances in and near Dresden (approx. €20-35 each)

  • Museum entrance fees (€5-20 each, more for an unlimited pass with student discount usually available)

  • Excursion costs (train fare and a meal, usually no more than €25 per excursion)

  • Laundry

  • Miscellaneous missing comforts (extra pillows, toiletries, etc.)


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