Instrumentalist

The Varna International Music Academy (VIMA) offers a variety of options for instrumentalists during the summer of 2022 along the breathtaking shores of The Grand Strand, in Myrtle Beach and Conway, South Carolina. VIMA combines prestigious performance opportunities and world-class training under the tutelage of our internationally renowned faculty.

This program is open to instrumentalists seeking to develop a professional performing career as a chamber and orchestral musician. Applicants will be admitted into one of the following two programs: the CHAMBER ARTIST and the ORCHESTRA ARTIST.

ORCHESTRA ARTIST - Orchestra Artists will perform in the Festival Orchestra. The Festival Orchestra will feature internationally-recognized artists from prestigious US orchestras, and renowned educational institutions. Participants will be assigned a position in the orchestra under the baton of Maestro Gregory Buchalter, of the Metropolitan Opera and under the tutelage of the lead master artists in the orchestra, in their respective section. Auditions are required for all positions. Participants in this program will also receive coaching and preparation for the chamber music recitals, under the tutelage of master artists, specialized trainers, and Maestro Buchalter.

NB! Orchestra Artist Program participants who wish to be involved in the chamber music recital need to register for a minimum two week program.

CHAMBER ARTIST – Participants will receive coaching and preparation for the chamber music recitals under the tutelage of master artists, specialized trainers, and Maestro Buchalter. Auditions are required.


PROGRAM 1

July 6 - 12, 2022 (arrival: July 5, departure: July 13)
Rossini, Stabat Mater
Chamber Music Program


PROGRAM 2

July 16 – 22, 2022 (arrival: July 15, departure: July 23)
Puccini, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi
Chamber Music Program


PROGRAM 3

July 23 – 29, 2022 (arrival: July 22, departure: July 30)
Bizet, Carmen
Chamber Music Program

PROGRAM 1

July 2 - 15 (arrival: July 1, departure: July 16)
Rossini, Stabat Mater
Chamber Music Program


PROGRAM 2

July 9 – 22 (arrival: July 8, departure: July 23)
Puccini, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi
Chamber Music Program


PROGRAM 3

July 16 - 29– (arrival: July 15, departure: July 30)
Puccini, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi
Bizet, Carmen
Chamber Music Program

PROGRAM 1

July 2 - 22 (arrival: July 1, departure: July 23)
Rossini, Stabat Mater
Puccini, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi
Chamber Music Program


PROGRAM 2

July 9 – 29 (arrival: July 8, departure: July 30)
Puccini, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi
Bizet, Carmen
Chamber Music Program

PROGRAM 1

July 2-29 (arrival: July 1, departure: July 30)
Rossini, Stabat Mater
Puccini, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi
Bizet, Carmen
Chamber Music Program

Inclusions

  • Coaching of the orchestral repertoire (ORCHESTRA ARTIST)
  • Coaching sessions with master teachers
  • Coaching on technique (scales, etudes, and technical development)
  • Masterclass with Maestro Gregory Buchalter, Metropolitan Opera
  • Alexander Technique classes
  • Instrumental Chamber Music Recitals
  • Specialized masterclasses
  • Lodging at Coastal Carolina University residences (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily (7 days a week)