Collaborative Pianists

Varna International Music Academy (VIMA) offers a unique summer program for pianists. The program offers two and four-week options for collaborative pianists. Learn from master opera coaches and chamber instrumental pianists. The program will take place in major cities of South Carolina: the Capital City of Columbia, the city of Greenville, Rock Hill, Myrtle Beach along the breathtaking shores of the Grand Strand, and Georgetown.

Each student, admitted into the collaborative pianist program, will be assigned an act of opera, movement from oratorio or portion of vocal / instrumental recital to rehearse with the academy participants, under the supervision of the master pianists on faculty. Participants in this program will also receive a 60-minute individual lesson / coaching per week with the master opera coaches on faculty and participate in all the masterclasses that the academy offers, including: Italian language lessons, masterclass in choreography, movement, stage techniques, stage combat, etc.

Collaborative Pianist Exclusions:

  • Lodging on campus in student housing (double occupancy): $290 per week (7 nights) - Optional (participants may make their own lodging arrangements)
  • Single occupancy: $450 per week (7 nights)
  • We encourage you to connect with other participants to make arrangement for shared rides during the program. Varna International will facilitate contact between participants to aid in your communication.