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Apply today: German Vocal Arts Institute's Summer Program 2018 in Seattle, WA

Die Zauberflöte - Magic Flute in Seattle, WA
Summer Opera Program of the German Vocal Arts Institute (GVAI)

July 28 - August 12, 2018

If you want to improve your singing in German and add a new role with dialogues to your CV, train with GVAI in the US. Sing in a semi-staged production of the Magic Flute and in a recital of Lieder and opera and operetta arias. 
You will study with a passionate faculty of professionals working currently in Germany and the US and we will prepare you to sound as close to a native German singer as possible. If you are interested in auditioning in Germany, we'll teach you how to apply for agencies, theaters and schools.
GVAI creates a nurturing environment. Beginners in German are welcome.

Please watch our video from last year's program here:

Application requirements:
Please submit your application and recordings online.
- CV / Résumé
- Headshot
- Video recordings
- Letter of Motivation (Tell us about your motivation, goals and wishes for GVAI's summer program.)
- recording of two contrasting arias, and one of them should be an aria/art song in German (Mozart preferred)

If you have questions, please ask here:

We use a rolling application system: Singers who meet the requirements will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

GVAI is looking forward to meet you and to study and enjoy together the music of one of the best composers of all the time! If interested, please apply now to secure your spot in the program.

What students say about GVAI:

"I learned so much at this program. There are nuances to pronouncing the German language that are nearly impossible to grasp without a very patient, native speaker. Looking back on it, it's amazing how far everyone in the program came in such a short time. We managed to put on the entirety of the Magic Flute (including dialogues in German) in just two weeks! Highly recommend this program to anyone looking to improve or polish their German repertoire and diction." - Angela Jarosz, Summer Opera Program 2017

"I wanted to get a better understanding of German opera and this is the best program for it." - Fidel Romero, Texas

"I absolutely loved this program. The people who work with you truly care about helping you become the best performer you can. You definitely get more then you pay for. I would recommend this to any hard working singer who wants to improve their German. Such a wonderful program with wonderful people." -
Jocelyn Taylor, Summer Opera Program 2017

"I am so happy that I did this program. It has been so valuable to study a role and to put my new German diction that I have learned into that role. " - Anikka Abbott - Papagena GVAI's Summer Program 2016
"I had an amazing time at the GVAI. My diction and approach to the German language have improved so much in such a short amount of time. Our production of the Die Zauberflöte is one that I will never forget and I am so thankful to have worked with such a talented cast and faculty." - Shyheim Selvan, Virginia, Summer Opera Program 2017

"Christine, thank you for creating such a nurturing artistic environment. I have learned so much and have had a terrific time in Seattle!" - Ashley Sipka, Chicago

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