Why Wales International Academy of Voice?

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Internationally renowned tenor Dennis O'Neill and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David join forces to provide students with world-leading tuition and coaching. Students will benefit from the expertise of a Master of his field and a world-leading Educational Institution to prepare them for the ever-changing pace of the Operatic Performance Industry.

The Academy provides a highly specialised and unique environment for a small number of exceptional singers and accompanists at the early stage of their professional career. The young artists are recruited globally and during their time at WIAV they work with the some of the best vocal technicians, coaches, visiting eminent conductors and international stars from the operatic world in order to develop their talent to the highest professional standards.

An exciting Vocal Performance Educational Centre, proud of its mixture of International, Academic and Industry based Staff and Coaches. WIAV’s work ethic is based on respect and co-operation. Having built relationships with industry professionals and continuing relationships with students who now work in the industry, both who return as coaches, we feel we can offer an ever-current training and education to our joining students.

WIAV’s Aims:

  • to develop industry ready artistes.
  • to provide bespoke tuition, tailored to the needs of the individual.
  • to pastorally support students on a personal level.
  • to guide them in their professional development.