How much does the IOA cost?

At the IOA all inclusive means what it says:

Course fees for all services such as singing lessons, stage training, acting class, coaching, language lessons, advice and auditions with agents and theater directors, participation in 3 - 4 concerts, mental relaxation, sports and recreation program including lectures, field trips, concerts and parties, accomodation (single room) in the guest house of the Villigst Mansion with en suite bathroom/WC, full board (3 meals a day), intermediation of medical care, shuttle service to the destinations mentioned before. (>>Where is the IOA)

Total Price: € 2,500.00


The first installment of € 500.00 is due no later than 14 days after receipt of confirmation from the IOA.

For the second installment of € 1,000.00 and the final  installment of € 1,000.00 please follow the instructions of IOA sent by e-mail (according to date of registration).

Please send at least one mp3 file!

For those who don't live in Germany we recommend to ask your conservatory, university or government for scholarships. In Germany you can search the website for scholarships. If you have ever made a recording in Germany either as a soloist or a chorus member you can apply for a GVL membership. GVL members get a scholarship of at least 900,00€. The IOA provides three partial scholarships upon application. If you would like to apply for one, please send at least two mp3-files or videos.

Cancellation options:
We recommend to take out travel cancellation insurance just in case you get ill.

We regret that we will not be able to refund 100% of your fee should you have to cancel.  Cancellations before 31 March 2018 will forfeit the first installment. Cancellations between 1 April and 30 April 2018 will forfeit installments 1 and 2. 

After that date it will no longer be possible to make a cancellation unless your place can be re-assigned to somebody else at short notice.

Should a singer take ill during the academy, the directors reserve the right to exclude him from coaching, voice lessons or any other activity, for his own protection.
The lessons will then be forfeited and the fee cannot be refunded. Nevertheless we will of course give our best to make up the missed lessons during the academy if you recover in time.

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, c/o Yamina Maamar, Am Forstgarten 14, D - 34212 Melsungen, Germany

We reserve the right to make changes.


Information about IOA Bank account under info(at)