IMFA Vocal Studio

Singers in the IMFA Vocal Studio will have the opportunity to work with both faculty members and guest clinicians in a curriculum that will include:

  • Private lessons and coachings
  • Italian language instruction
  • Singing-acting workshops
  • Performance master classes
  • Round table discussions of singing and career topics

Students bring with them the solo repertoire that they wish to study and perform during the festival. Additionally, all students are assigned an opera scene to perform during the festival. Collaboration is the primary emphasis of the festival, and singers will be given a variety of other assignments which may include:

  • Art song collaboration with a pianist
  • Other vocal chamber music, such as pieces for string quartet and voice
  • Collaboration with student composer on a new work

Singers will have frequent access to faculty for lessons, coachings, and master classes.

Duino is such a beautiful and inspiring place to make music. It was great to have so many guest masterclasses and to collaborate with so many musicians and professors.

—Kelsey Tarbert, soprano

The location, the faculty, the guest artists, and my fellow participants will forever be cherished greatly.

—Ben King Quale, baritone