Choral Singers

Varna International Music Academy (VIMA) offers rich and versatile choral ensemble training, led by our Maestros and choir masters, in Summer 2023. Choral singers will be exposed to rich oratorio and opera repertoire featuring beautiful choral music. Join singers from throughout the country in major cities of South Carolina: the Capital City of Columbia, the historic city of Charleston, and Myrtle Beach along the breathtaking shores of the Grand Strand. NOTE: Choral singers are encouraged to apply for featured and supporting roles in the academy’s fully staged operas. To be considered, please submit a video audition and resume with your application form.


REQUIEM, Verdi

Conductor: Maestro Gregory Buchalter, Metropolitan Opera

Choral Singers Cost & Inclusions:

  • Perform in the chorus of Verdi’s Requiem
  • One 40-minute voice lesson per week
  • Perform in one voice recital – Serenata Italiana
  • Vocal masterclasses
  • Italian language classes
  • Alexander Technique classes
  • Masterclass in movement, stage techniques, stage combat
  • 14 nights lodging in South Carolina, with host families and / or students residencies (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast daily (7 days a week)

Tales of Hoffman, Offenbach

Conductor: Maestro Gregory Buchalter, Metropolitan Opera

Choral Singers Cost & Inclusions:

  • Perform in the chorus of Tales of Hoffman, Offenbach
  • One 40-minute voice lesson per week
  • Perform in one voice recital – Serenata Italiana
  • Vocal masterclasses
  • Italian language classes
  • Alexander Technique classes
  • Masterclass in movement, stage techniques, stage combat
  • 27 nights lodging in South Carolina, with host families and / or students residencies (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast daily (7 days a week)

Marriage of Figaro, Mozart

Conductor: Maestro Charles Evans, The Long Bay Symphony

Choral Singers Cost & Inclusions:

  • Perform in the chorus of Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
  • One 40-minute voice lesson per week
  • Perform in one voice recital – Liederabend
  • Vocal masterclasses
  • Italian language classes
  • Alexander Technique classes
  • Masterclass in movement, stage techniques, stage combat
  • 25 nights lodging in South Carolina, with host families and / or students residencies (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast daily (7 days a week)

Street Scene, Kurt Weill

Conductor: Maestro Gregory Buchalter, Metropolitan Opera
Stage Director: Dale Morehouse, UMKC

Choral Singers Cost & Inclusions:

  • Perform in the chorus of Street Scene, Kurt Weill
  • Musical Theater Review with Alex Lefevre
  • One 40-minute voice lesson per week
  • Vocal masterclasses
  • Italian language classes
  • Alexander Technique classes
  • Masterclass in movement, stage techniques, stage combat
  • 23 nights lodging in South Carolina, with host families and / or students residencies (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast daily (7 days a week)