The Academy of the Vocal Arts is the only nationally accredited conservatory in the United States exclusively devoted to the training of young opera singers, tuition-free. Artists from throughout the states and all over the world audition to study and perform in AVA’s four-year program. Only those with tremendous potential are accepted to the Academy.

AVA helped me become more than a singer; they helped me become an artist.

Angela Meade, AVA ’09

The Academy of Vocal Arts is a non-degree-granting institution accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The Artist Diploma is designed to be the equivalent in standards to a Master of Fine Arts in Opera Performance (MFA).

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