Why choose the IOA?

IOA aims to ensure that you are given serious, professional and comprehensive advice and training from the beginning of your career onwards.

Over a period of two weeks the IOA offers you a unique opportunity to develop your vocal skills under the guidance of experienced and renowned professors, consolidating and deepening your supplementary skills with the help of carefully selected lecturers. We want to educate the Complete Singer: artistically and for the business side of singing. Direct contact with agencies and opera directors during the course will lead to an easier and more personalized introduction to the German opera landscape.

Auditions for and professional advice from both the agencies and decision makers of German opera houses will be given to each individual student in the unique atmosphere of the beautiful Villigst Mansion House. Use this opportunity to receive truly personal service  during your stay at Villigst. IOA intends to answer all requests, whether of a professional or private nature. Please do not hesitate to inform us of any special concerns or needs you may have so that IOA can start working on satisfying your requirements in advance. 

IOA wants to help, guide and support you as well as to give you access to its existing network of contacts. Furthermore, IOA is happy to help with travel plans for an audition tour following the Academy fortnight and will provide the participants with resumé material in german. This is included in the IOA Academy service.

IOA is naturally concerned for the health of the participants and provides complete medical supervision during the entire stay. A team of competent and experienced doctors from the disciplines of general medicine, otolaryngology (ENT), ophthalmology and dentistry is always available (own health insurance is required). Contact with the sponsors can be deepened by the participants in order to develop valuable contacts in Germany.

By clicking the following link you can register online or by PDF in German or English.
If you use the PDF-form please print it out and send it to:

IOA, Am Forstgarten 14, D - 34212 Melsungen, Germany

We reserve the right to make changes.

The IOA really is "all inclusive" and unique in its complexity.  You should leave satisfied that you have made a long term and valuable investment in your career.