Fellowships

In addition to tuition-free training, the Academy of Vocal Arts currently offers all Resident Artists support through merit-based fellowships.

These fellowships provide monthly stipends of $1,000+, and are awarded annually to current Resident Artists to offset the cost of living expenses while attending AVA.

Requirements

The Resident Artist must meet the following criteria to be awarded a fellowship:

Comprehensive Scholarships/Fellowships

Comprehensive Scholarships/Fellowships provide both a monthly fellowship (to help living expenses) and tuition support for one Resident Artist annually. Comprehensive Scholarships may be endowed in perpetuity with a contribution of $350,000 or more. The Academy of Vocal Arts is grateful for the following generous endowment gifts which provide significant support for our Resident Artists:

Fellowships

Individual Fellowships provide a monthly fellowship for one Resident Artist annually. Individual fellowships may be endowed in perpetuity with a contribution of $150,000 or more. The Academy of Vocal Arts is grateful for the following generous gifts which provide significant support for our Resident Artists:

  • Claire Boasi Fellowship
  • Bucks County Opera Association Fellowship
  • Joseph Cairns, Jr. and Ernestine Bacon Cairns Fellowship
  • Jeannine B. Cowles (AVA ’50) Fellowship
  • Sally Paxson Davis Fellowship
  • Edward Costa Dolbey Fellowship
  • Gordon K. Greenfield Fellowship – Established by the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation
  • Adele S. Hebb Fellowship
  • David A. and Helen P. Horn Fellowship
  • Isenberg Family Foundation Fellowship
  • Jeffrey Kneebone Fellowship
  • William A. Loeb Fellowship
  • Ariel Loewy Fellowship
  • Main Line Opera Association Fellowship
  • Cornell McNeil Fellowship
  • Robert Merrill Fellowship
  • James Morris Fellowship
  • Susan Schwartz Myers Fellowship
  • Christel Nyheim Fellowship
  • John A. Nyheim Fellowship
  • Eve Nyheim Fellowship
  • Francis J. Palamara Fellowship
  • Adele Paxson Fellowship
  • James Pease Fellowship
  • David Poleri Fellowship
  • Ann B. Ritt Fellowship
  • Ruth Ann Swenson Fellowship
  • Leonard Warren Fellowship
  • Charlotte Watts Fellowship
  • Robert Weede Fellowship