Choral Singers

The Varna International Music Academy (VIMA) is offering numerous opportunities for Choral Singers in Summer 2020.

Join choirs from the United States, Europe, and other world regions on the breathtaking coast of the Black Sea for a weeklong celebration of the gift of choral music during the Varna International Music Festival. Or attend VIMA 2020 and enjoy prestigious performance opportunities and world-class training under the tutelage of the Academy’s internationally renowned faculty.

Participation in all tracks is available to singers of all ages.

NOTE: Choral singers are encouraged to apply for featured and supporting roles. To be considered, please send a video submission and resume with your application form.


VARNA INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL “PROFESSOR MARIN CHONEV”

Inclusions

  • Daily rehearsal time with the Festival Chorus, featuring choral music from various world regions. Choristers should come prepared to sing the Festival repertoire
  • “Meet and greet” with choirs from the USA, Europe and other world regions
  • Masterclasses on a wide range of international choral literature, taught by internationally recognized faculty
  • Public performances of your choir in the City of Varna and surrounding area
  • Participation in a Choral Conducting Workshop Chorus, featuring international choral literature taught by our world-renowned faculty
  • Concert management and publicity
  • Guided tour of Varna with a professional English-speaking local tour guide
  • 7 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week

STABAT MATER, Rossini

Inclusions

  • Perform in chorus of Stabat Mater
  • Voice lessons
  • Masterclasses
  • Feldenkrais class: instruction on spinal alignment, posture and relaxation
  • Daily Italian language course
  • 10 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week

TALES OF HOFFMANN, Offenbach (fully-staged)
STABAT MATER, Rossini

Inclusions

  • Perform in chorus of Tales of Hoffmann
  • Perform in chorus of Stabat Mater
  • Perform in All American Gala with orchestra*
  • Voice lessons
  • Masterclasses
  • Daily Italian language course
  • 23 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week

TALES OF HOFFMANN, Offenbach (fully-staged)
DIE FLEDERMAUS, J. Strauss (fully-staged)
STABAT MATER, Rossini

Inclusions

  • Perform in the chorus of Tales of Hoffmann
  • Perform in chorus of Die Fledermaus
  • Perform in chorus of Stabat Mater
  • Perform in All American Gala with orchestra*
  • Voice lessons
  • Masterclasses
  • Feldenkrais class: instruction on spinal alignment, posture and relaxation
  • Daily Italian language course
  • 31 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week



* The All American Gala will be performed with piano in the first half and orchestra in the second half. Participants will receive solo, ensemble or chorus positions at director’s discretion.

NOTE: Participants may join other programs within their already paid weeks if does not conflict with their main assignment. Participants may also extend their program for an additional fee.