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Applications for Summer 2024 are now open


Founded in 2010 by world-renowned baritone Vladimir Chernov and Bel Canto technique specialist Olga Toporkova, the International Vocal Artists Academy of Payerbach (IVAAP) is an immersive program of study and performance for classical singers, where world-renowned masters of vocal technique, musical interpretation, acting, and movement help artists nourish their dreams and catalyze their potential. More than that, this program creates a bridge between today's world and the most valuable concepts of Bel Canto technique for a healthy, beautiful voice.


IVAAP is an environment for a small community of committed and talented students to elevate their craft. Between total immersion into singing without outside distractions and the master teachers who share their passion and knowledge of performance art, IVAAP encourages a culture of artistic exploration, vocal advancement, and courage to achieve one’s full potential.


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