Varna International is announcing the Sixteenth Varna International Music Academy which will be held from May 26-June 7, 2015 in Varna, Bulgaria in collaboration with the Varna Free University, one of the highest ranking private universities in Europe.

Varna International is announcing the Sixteenth Varna International Music Academy which will be held from May 26-June 7, 2015 in Varna, Bulgaria in collaboration with the Varna Free University, one of the highest ranking private universities in Europe.
Interested students are invited to apply to participate in one of four rich academic programs: the Choral-Orchestral Conducting Workshop and the Choral Singers Program, featuring Haydn’s Creation; theOpera Academy, presenting fully-staged orchestral performances of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica and an orchestral performance of famous opera scenes; and the Chamber Music Program, featuring string, woodwind and brass ensembles.
The Opera Academy also includes an Opera Conducting Workshop, which will take place from May 26-June 21.
Participants will receive intensive training from expert faculty, including Dr. Bruce Chamberlain (Director of Choral Activities, University of Arizona), Dr. Christopher Thomas (Director of Choral Activities, Rowan University), Dr. Michael Emery (Senior Artist-in-Residence: Violin, Skidmore College), Dr. Robert Jesselson (Carolina Distinguished Professor, University of South Carolina) and Dr. Dimitar Ninov (Composer and Professor of Music Theory, Texas State University).
Participants in the academy will be eligible for undergraduate or graduate credit through the Erasmus program. Candidates may apply for partial scholarships.
Qualified choral ensembles admitted into the Academy will be eligible for their own public performance in Bulgaria and an extended performance tour in the Balkans and other European regions.
If you have questions or would like to receive additional information about Varna International’s academic training and performance opportunities, please contact our office at 803.545.4166 oroffice@varnainternational.com.
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