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Orfeo Vocal Arts Academy


...a 3-week summer intensive in Dresden, Germany, dedicated to the inspired singer.

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Orfeo Vocal Arts Academy


...a 3-week summer intensive in Dresden, Germany, dedicated to the inspired singer.

OVAA returns summer 2019!

July 6-28, 2019


Come join us in Europe for an exciting 3-week summer intensive! We're here to offer personalized attention to help you learn, grow, and succeed as a vocalist and performer, whether you're an emerging artist or a seasoned professional.


What's your passion? Opera? Early Music? Musical Theater? Crossover?
Let us help you refine your skills with a course of study designed around your individual needs. We offer a rich variety of instruction including one-on-one vocal trainingmusical coaching, and dramatic coaching, and classes in German language, audition training, performance master classes, and multiple concert performance opportunities throughout the course.

OVAA is designed with the singer of today in mind who, now more than ever, must be adaptable, well-trained, and thoroughly prepared. The OVAA format is highly flexible to ensure that each attendee gets exactly what he or she needs. Participants are encouraged to tailor their study experience to emphasize their specific areas of interest, by choosing what style(s) to focus on, what repertoire to learn and perform, and even which group classes to attend (though we recommend attending all of them!).

Our faculty members will offer advisement to each student, drawing on their professional experience to ensure that each student's course of study will bring them closer to their goals as a performing artist.

 


“I’ve often felt pushed to sound, look, or act a specific way, but at OVAA each coach helped me bring my own ideas or artistry to the songs and performances.
— Kayleigh Wallace, 2016
“I gained so much more confidence. I didn’t really notice it until I began rehearsals for another show. After spending 3 weeks getting to know my instrument, I have a new found faith in my ability.
— Sabrina Kalman, 2016
“... the most incredible and amazing experience of my life!
— Audrey Robinson, 2015
“I definitely became more comfortable and exuded more confidence when it came to singing and I thank the program for that.
— Tyler Roberts, 2015
“OVAA was an absolutely incredible experience for me as both a person and a performer.
— Jason Rath, 2015
“I found my voice. I sang at a palace. And I made some of the coolest friends in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. What more could you ask for!
— Jacob Cowan, 2015

Click the images below or scroll down to see how OVAA students learn, perform, and explore!

 
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Learn


...in an engaging and supportive environment.  Our intensive weekly schedule is packed with Voice Lessons, Musical Coachings, Master Classes, Group Classes, AND MORE!

Learn


...in an engaging and supportive environment.  Our intensive weekly schedule is packed with Voice Lessons, Musical Coachings, Master Classes, Group Classes, AND MORE!


The OVAA curriculum allows for maximum freedom, whether you’re refining your technique, exploring your stylistic choices, preparing a new role, polishing your audition rep, embarking on a German audition tour, or simply honing your overall skills as an artist. A weekly schedule rich in classes, coachings, voice lessons, and masterclasses allows ample opportunity to refine vocal technique, fine-tune style and diction, and bring the drama of your selections to life. A wealth of concert performance opportunities gives the singer a chance to transition from the studio to the stage in a completely supportive environment.


OVAA Faculty

 
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Guest Faculty


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Perform


...in multiple weekly concerts in historic palaces, castles and villas!  A wealth of evening concerts give the singer a chance to transition from the studio to the stage in a completely supportive environment.  

Perform


...in multiple weekly concerts in historic palaces, castles and villas!  A wealth of evening concerts give the singer a chance to transition from the studio to the stage in a completely supportive environment.  


Our concerts give you the opportunity to sing the music you've been studying during the program in a real performance setting. You're encouraged to choose the repertoire that you would most enjoy performing! 

Since we use multiple venues throughout the program, you can sing different pieces at each of OVAA's six concerts or work to perfect the same two or three songs while performing for a new audience every time.

 

Venues Include:

  • Marcolini Palace
  • Castle Seifersdorf
  • Stolpen Fortress
  • AND MORE!
 
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Explore


...Dresden, the crown jewel of Germany, and its breathtaking surroundings!

Explore


...Dresden, the crown jewel of Germany, and its breathtaking surroundings!


Located in eastern Germany, Dresden is one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe. Its sophisticated, yet fun-loving vibe combined with its over-the-top grandeur has been providing artistic inspiration for centuries.

Though there's plenty to see in Dresden, on the weekends OVAA students have the option to come on planned excursions to visit palaces, cities, and the countryside near the city.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT the city of dresden →