The Vann Vocal Institute


Winners of the 2016 Vann Vocal Institute with Artistic Director David Cangelosi

CAS Award for Excellence

Andrew Nalley

The University of Alabama

Sing for Me Award


Carol Ann Osborne

Troy Univeristy

Sing to Me Awards



Paul Wolf

The University of Alabama


Zyda Culpepper-Baldwin

The University of Alabama


Jin Lee

Auburn University

Encouragement Awards



Jacob Verhine

Auburn University


Abigail Williams

James Clemens High School


Philip McGown

Auburn University



Vann Vocal Institute Class of 2016                                                                                                                                         Photo by Diana Bunch


David Cangelosi, Artistic/Program Director/Masterclass Instructor (Metropolitan Opera, Paris Opera, EMI Classics London, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Saito-Kinen Festival Japan, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington Opera, San Francisco Opera, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic/Hollywood Bowl)

Clifton Forbis, Superstar Tenor (Metropolitan Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Canadian Opera Company, and Teatro alla Scala.) 

Mark Delavan, World Renowned Verdi Baritone (Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Berlin Staatsoper, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Edinburgh Festival UK)

Maureen McKay, European/U.S. Soprano Sensation (Bavarian State Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Edinburgh Festival UK, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Saito-Kinen Festival Japan)

Mary Phillips, Internationally Acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano (Metropolitan Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Seattle Opera, New York Philharmonic, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona)

Steven Crawford, Head Vocal Coach/Conductor (Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, Bel Canto Institute of Firenze Italy, New World Symphony)

Thomas Muraco, Vocal Coach/Conductor (L’Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Ravinia Festival, Aspen Festival, Santa Fe Opera, Manhattan School of Music)






Questions regarding 2017 VVI may be directed to Erin Redd or Kimberly Wolfe at 334-240-4004. Email:,

David Cangelosi works with a VVI student in a Master Class

David Cangelosi works with a VVI student in a Master Class

Connor Murphy White

Connor Murphy White

I was so very pleased with my coaching 
with Mr. Cangelosi!  He knew exactly what he 
wanted to fix with me and knew how to tell me 
and execute what he wanted with efficiency.