The Canadian Vocal Arts Institute summer program is held in Montréal, Canada, from June 6 to 26, 2021, at the Music Faculty of Université de Montréal. Canadian tenor Richard Margison is CVAI new artistic director. He succeeds Joshua Major, interim artistic director in 2020, and Joan Dornemann and Paul Nadler, cofounders of CVAI, who assumed this position since its inception in 2004.
The Canadian Vocal Arts Institute is a three-week intensive program providing private voice lessons, private coaching, and training in vocal technique, dramatic presentation, acting, language and diction, as well as opportunities to sing in masterclasses or one of the 10 public performances including a fully staged opera (to be announced in January 2020) and a Gala concert. This program is open to singers in all stages of development and will be tailored to their individual needs.
All participants will take part in:
- Public audition on the first day
- Private voice lessons
- Private coaching
- Operatic repertoire coaching
- Language coaching
- Acting lessons, movement, stage craft
- Recital and opera scenes performances
- Opportunity to sing in masterclasses, recitals, concert, fully-staged opera.
Masterclasses Guest artists will be announced in March 2021.
For the complete list of 2021 faculty members and guest teachers, please refer to faculty's page.