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Canadian Vocal Arts Institute (CVAI)
- Robert Lipsyte and Louise B. Morris of The New York Times
Montréal, Canada

Visit the Canada Vocal Arts Institute (CVAI) for detailed information about the 2018 summer program in Montréal. The official 2018 list will be announced soon! In the interim, below is a list of last year’s list of notable guest artists.

Click on the links below to see videos about our program in Montréal.

2018 Program Dates: July 23 to August 11, 2018

IVAI continues into its second decade of programs in cooperation with the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute (CVAI) to present our three-week program dedicated to excellence in operatic interpretation. This program offers intensive personal instruction and numerous performance opportunities in opera and song repertoire.

The following is the list of past Faculty for IVAI-Montréal summer program. Please note that updated information regarding our faculty will be posted as it becomes available.


Rainer Armbrust Conductor; Vocal Coach
Bayreuth Festival; Teatro di San Carlo;
Opera de Colombia
Lucy Arner Conductor; Vocal Coach
Mannes College; Metropolitan Opera;
Gran Teatre del Liceu; Florida Grand Opera
Bill Connington Alexander Technique Instructor
Yale School of Drama, NYU, Juilliard School
Joan Dornemann IVAI, Artistic Director
Assistant Conductor, The Metropolitan Opera
Opera de Paris
Mignon Dunn Mezzo-soprano, Metropolitan Opera;
Voice Teacher, Manhattan School of Music
Ruth Falcon Soprano Metropolitan Opera
Voice Teacher, Mannes School of Music
Judith Forst Mezzo-soprano
Metropolitan Opera
Hemdi Kfir Language Coach
Israeli Opera; Metropolitan Opera
Rosemarie Landry Vocal Coach
l'Université de Montréal
Joshua Major Stage Director
New England Conservatory,
Pine Mountain Music Festival
Liora Maurer Vocal Coach
Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera,
Wolf Trap Festival
Joe Mechavich Conductor,
Apsen Music Festival
Virginia Opera
Sharon Mohar Stage Director
Dramatic Coach
Nelson Dumont Theater,
Toulouse Toulous University Mirail
Paul Nadler Music Director, Conductor
Metropolitan Opera; Conductor Emeritus, S.W. Florida Symphony; Principal Guest Conductor, Filarmonica de Stat Iasi, Romania
Laura Brooks Rice Mezzo-Soprano, Metropolitan Opera,
Voice Teacher, Westminster Choir College
Teresa Rodriguez Vocal Coach/Conductor
SIVAM, Mexico
David Rosenmeyer Conductor, Vocal Coach
Oratorio Society of New York;
Fairfield County Chorale
Robin Wheeler Vocal Coach
The Banff Centre
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