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.

Founded by Internationally renowned Tenor Dennis O’Neill, and now part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s, 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 and recruits young artists globally. Students work with 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. The Centre’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.