Summer Programs

Music Theater Bavaria

I will teach and present master classes at the Music Theater Bavaria summer program. Below is a description of this unique and comprehensive program:

Training in voice, acting, dance, movement and song interpretation.With this unique German influence at its core, Music Theater Bavaria offers the combination of a culturally enriching study abroad experience and a serious professional training program in which students choose an emphasis in either opera or musical theater. At MTB you’ll spend the month of July working with a focused group of talented students and excellent, experienced teaching faculty who are committed to making the maximum possible impact on your performance readiness in a period of four weeks.

You’ll perform and you'll study voice, acting, dance, movement, German, audition skills, working in the German-speaking countries, and more, as you experience life in the beautiful Bavarian Alps. Most students are in college or graduate school, but may also be young professionals who desire to train at MTB in preparation for auditioning in the German-speaking countries. Although we work intensively Monday through Friday, most weekends are free for travel and relaxation. Music Theater Bavaria is designed as a premium study abroad experience for a limited group of up to about 26 singers, with a very low student/faculty ratio.

International Vocal Institute
Miss Munzer was founder and director of the International Vocal Institute, held on the islands of Hvar and Korcula off the mainland coast of Croatia. This program was a three week summer institute with individual intensive vocal technique tutorials, masterclasses, opera workshop, and performances.

Past renowned faculty and guest artists include: Gregory Buchalter, Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera vocal coach; Roger Malouf, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera vocal coach; Pamela Bullock, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House vocal coach; Marioara Trifan, Munich Hochschule and former Munich Opera vocal coach; Richard Lalli, Yale University vocal coach; Suzanne Calabro, former Munich Opera, Zurich Opera, Berlin Opera Soprano; Thomas Lehrberer, Kammersänger, Germany and Austrian opera houses Tenor; Gary Glaze, New York City Opera, Netherlands Opera, University of Southern California Tenor; Mila Bortoloni, University of Florence, Italian Professor.

Participants of the IVI have gone on to win competitions: Metropolitan Opera National Council, Lieber Foundation, NATS "Artist of the Year," California Opera Assn., and be engaged with opera companies: Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Virginia Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Carolina, Santa Fe Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Opera Pacific, Los Angeles Opera.

Past performances have been with the Hvar Music Festival, Omis Music Festival, Dubrovnik, Jelsa, Stari Grad, Orebic, Korcula, Parmigiana and other historic venues.

IVI is currently reorganizing.

For more information on other summer programs, please contact Ms. Munzer at or call 213-740-5882.

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