Vann Vocal Institute

Now at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts!

The Vann Vocal Institute is a two-day workshop designed to encourage excellence in singing. This program brings internationally renowned opera singers, vocal coaches and accompanists to Montgomery to serve as faculty during the Institute, which includes intensive master classes and individual instruction for select singers, ages 18-29. Designed to encourage excellence in singing, the Institute is made possible through the bequest of Roy D. Vann and generous grants from the NIB Foundation and the Pauls Foundation.

This year marks the Vann Vocal Institute’s 13th year! Internationally Acclaimed Operatic Tenor, David Cangelosi, who serves as the Institute’s Artistic Director, is bringing an all-star faculty of guest artists to join him at Wilson Auditorium at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Vann Vocal Institute will open with the Gala Celebrity Recital on Thursday March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm, and, as always, this recital is free and open to the public. We would love to see you there- this will be one of the can’t-miss events of the season!

Mr. Cangelosi and his panel of guest artists take two days to coach 25 aspiring young vocalists and instruct them on how to excel as professional singers. Through a series of lectures and private coachings by the guest faculty, students receive one-on-one instruction from some of the most highly regarded professionals in the world of opera. 

Vann Vocal Institute ends with an Emerging Artists Recital on Saturday March 14th at 3:00 pm, which features the most accomplished of the participating young singers. The public is invited to attend this exciting conclusion (free of charge), at which a number of awards are presented. We hope you will join us for this incredible event as we celebrate our 13th year!

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