The voice department at the academy covers genres such as lieder, opera, baroque, church music, musical theatre, cabaret and improvisation. Important supplementary subjects include music theory, aural skills, harmony/counterpoint, scenic arts, phonetics, languages and repertoire.
The students perform in chamber ensembles and choirs, and they are given practice opportunities in the form of smaller opera and musical theatre productions. The students work with professional accompanists for the duration of the course.
The academy takes an untraditional approach to the design of the programme. The aim is to train musicians who will thrive in today’s music industry. Many students go on to create their own jobs, while others pursue further study at opera school, for example. The students are actively involved in influencing and determining the content of the course.